I know it's not surplus, but this seemed a good place to ask.
Anyone have data for Herters 162 shotgun powder?
I have 9- 1 lb. cans of this, all but 1 are unopened.
The opened one smells fine, and the powder looks fine, no sign of deterioration, and the metal cans are in good shape with no rust. I don't know if it's better used as fertilizer or not, but I'd like to know more about it before I just sprinkle it on the lawn.
I believe Herters went out of business in the early '70's, so this powder is at least that old. I'm going to guess late 60's by the age of the other items I got in this estate.