What to do with that last few oz of powder?

mac1911

NES Member
Rating - 100%
70   0   0
Joined
Dec 26, 2008
Messages
30,763
Likes
8,784
I went through the cabinet and realized I have several 1lb bottles with not enough to load in any decent number of reloads. One example
I have 800 grains of VV N150
Which I was using for 7.5 swiss
Do I load up some plinking ammo ?
I also have some 400-600 grains left of other powders.
Need to find that sweet spot so I only have sprinkles left.
 

Broccoli Iglesias

NES Member
Rating - 100%
11   0   0
Joined
Sep 18, 2010
Messages
25,733
Likes
22,305
You could mix it with new powder (of the same kind). If you are going to stop using those powders, do what Whatluck mentioned. Make a video.
 

cockpitbob

NES Member
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Joined
Sep 11, 2008
Messages
12,475
Likes
4,999
Location
North of Boston
Educate someone who's afraid due to ignorance. Make a long thin line of powder and light it. Non-gun people are surprised it just burns like match head material. It's also fun to have races pitting lines of powder against each other in a 2 line race. The faster burning powders really are faster.
 

Mountain

NES Member
Rating - 100%
20   0   0
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Messages
12,189
Likes
10,147
Mixmaster rifle postal match. 10 shots, no duplicate loads. Each cartridge must be a different powder and/or projectile combination. That way you can use those odd projectiles too. Assuming that you have multiple appropriate powders for a given caliber. Heck, switch rifles on the same target to enable using more combos.
 
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Joined
Apr 9, 2018
Messages
1,111
Likes
2,121
Location
NH
Keep it in case you have any deep wounds. Use it to cauterize them.
I should become an Antifa medic and perform that maneuver on anyone who gets a minor laceration while rioting. It would be hilarious.
 

Michael J. Spangler

NES Member
Rating - 100%
44   0   0
Joined
Sep 1, 2007
Messages
4,437
Likes
2,883
Location
Fairhaven, MA
I found a gallon container of the corner of the reloading room a couple days ago. Thought it had some rolls of solder in it. Low and behold it’s a gallon of mixed powder.
I’m going to do the old sprinkle on the lawn.
 

NavelOfficer

NES Member
Rating - 100%
7   0   0
Joined
Jan 10, 2010
Messages
2,250
Likes
1,025
Location
SE CT
Darn, 800 grains? Keep reloading. I don't dispose of remnants until I'm down to less than 10 grains or so for rifle and 2 grains for pistol.
Even this gets used in something, but I won't reveal my proprietary formulas...
 

mac1911

NES Member
Rating - 100%
70   0   0
Joined
Dec 26, 2008
Messages
30,763
Likes
8,784
Mixmaster rifle postal match. 10 shots, no duplicate loads. Each cartridge must be a different powder and/or projectile combination. That way you can use those odd projectiles too. Assuming that you have multiple appropriate powders for a given caliber. Heck, switch rifles on the same target to enable using more combos.
I already do that at almost every cmp match!
 

allen-1

NES Member
Rating - 100%
4   0   0
Joined
Feb 23, 2014
Messages
9,052
Likes
15,940
Location
GA; (CT escapee)
I found a gallon container of the corner of the reloading room a couple days ago. Thought it had some rolls of solder in it. Low and behold it’s a gallon of mixed powder.
I’m going to do the old sprinkle on the lawn.
After you sprinkle - toss a match at it.
Video please.

Which leads into - take it to a liberal neighbor's lawn - spell out "TRUMP 2020" with it - and then throw the match.
(I've been reading Calvin and Hobbes this morning)
 
Top Bottom