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    Boolit Mold
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    I kick myself (Bullseye can)

    I don't remember when, but I threw this out years ago.


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    Yeah, I have thrown away a few of those cans (several different powders) in the distant past. Unfortunately not just these can but other items that would really make nice displays today. Oh well, james

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    I got an older powder can not even open. I keep wondering if I should open it or leave it?

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    I have a similar can, but Red Dot. It shoots just fine. I'll keep it when it's empty unless it turns out to be right valuable.

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    So did most other normal people. That is why they are worth something today!

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    What is a can like that worth?

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    I have a Hercules 11 can that is full and unopened. No load data on it that I can find. I even called accurate and they have nothing said it hasn't ben made for some time we got nothing. Not sure what its worth but it interesting to have just the same

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    I'm still loading from 2 cans of that.

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    I had an old Alcan AL-5 can that I got tired of dragging around back in the 80's and tossed it out. Still bothers me.
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    I have a few of those cans.
    Some still with powder.
    On a few of them, I cut the top off, and use them to hold stuff on the desk/work bench.

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    Gee I have a closet full of those old things left over from my Father in Law, I am still using AL 8 from a couple of them. I may just post the empties if someone wants them.

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    I have a full unopened can of AL-5 with the $ 1.18 price tag from globe discount city on my desk now. I have another one, and a can of AL-8 in my reloading room. I would have bought more, but it was too expensive for my 12 gauge loads. I was getting Herco for $6 for a 4 lb metal keg. I still have some of it in the keg, and am using it for pistol loads. I have a bunch of the old (unopened) IMR metal cans from the 60's that I paid $ 1.65 each from Herters.
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    I have one with the tag, Charlies Bait Shop, Conover, NC., price was $2.65. That was the go to place till the early 80's. Someone gave me that unopened can a couple years ago, still does fine.

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    I waked into a small town gun shop in western K y Fri. afternoon and saw two 1lb cans of BE, one of them was identical the 1 in the OP, the other almost the same. The owner told method were there when the previous owner retired and he bought the shop. I couldn't help myself and bought them both for 20$.

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    Yeah, I had several of those cans. REALLY got people buzzed up when I reported 37 grs. of RL9 in my .308 Hunter Bench gun after I explained that I had a half can of RL7 and another of RL11 AND mixed them after I won the match...

    These days I am using RL13-1/2 mixing RL12 and RL15.... go figure.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Went2kck View Post
    I have a Hercules 11 can that is full and unopened. No load data on it that I can find. I even called accurate and they have nothing said it hasn't ben made for some time we got nothing. Not sure what its worth but it interesting to have just the same
    Just saw this on the site and wanted to note the "Lyman 45th edition" has data for RX11. I have used it for 25-06 loads on several bullets. The data is out there.
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