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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Pyrodex- 777 pellets

Does or will,these go bad,once opened? Also,the loose,in a jar stuff????

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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

jar stuff works well. the triple 7 never goes bad unles u let water get in the container. ive been shooting form the same container for 2 seasons and its fine.

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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

The sales guy at Cabela's told me the loose powder in a jar can start to go bad after about 1 year. The pellets won't unless the get moisture somehow. That's just what he told me.

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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

I am shooting the same container of 777 for 3 years now, I see no problems in ignition or accuracy.

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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

Moisture affects all powders once the container is opened, just to varying degrees, I have also heard that some of the substitute powers degrade over time. I don't use and wouldn't use them anyway. I still have most of the firsst container of Pyrodex that I purchased back around 1983. Didn't care for it.
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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

After i posted this,i thought,why not just call the makers.As soon as i get time i will do that.
I also only use black powder in my inline or flinters.

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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

I would think that the pellets would be more prone to moisture degradation alot faster than any canned, loose powder as the containers they come in are not air/moisture tight. I do remember the old clear shot or clean shot powder that came out after pyrodex but before the pioneer american stuff that would start to degrade as soon as you cracked open the bottle. Like already posted, I have several cans of loose 777 and Shockey's Gold that I have used for the last 4 or 5 years with no noticable loss of power or ignition capability. I do however keep them in a heavy steel locker with a desicant canister to keep things nice and dry.

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Re: Pyrodex- 777 pellets

I have been storing and reloading with different powders for over 30 years. I have only had a couple of pounds of powder go bad in all that time. And it all was T-7 Powder. I had two different bottles of it go bad, and I know how to handle powder.

T-7 is a highly hygroscopic powder. That is the biggest problem with it(along with crud rings). I have sworn off it completely because of how bad it is with moisture. Just an opinion.

The first sign of problems will be small clumps of powder. The main problem with T-7 is it will not dry back out like BP. It will hold the moisture. Tom.
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