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Thread: Check your Accurate 3100 if you have any

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Check your Accurate 3100 if you have any

    Just an FYI I got a bunch of powder off a deceased gentleman. I had a pound of 3100 not in the lot listed in recall (01994) and it was clumped up in a ball and smelled arcid. They're sending me new powder so I'm presuming it did whatever the recall was for. Check your stuff even if it's not in the recalled lot.
    Last edited by drac0nic; 11-06-2019 at 12:41 PM.

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    ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Flagstaff, AZ
    IIRC, that is a discontinued powder. I'm curious as to what powder they'll be sending you as a replacement? I've got a pound left on the shelf, I'll have to check it.

  3. #3
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    It was Dealer's choice. I chose Magpro and wish I'd have asked for Hunter in retrospect. Most anything but pistol powder would have been good, I have a multi-year supply of the stuff at the moment.

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    Aug 2005
    Don't have any 3100, but have it predecessor AA-MRP

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    Boolit Buddy
    Slugster's Avatar
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    Jul 2019
    Boston, Kentucky, USA
    Like rockrat, I also have AA-Magnum Rifle Powder (MRP). Checked, and it is fine. No clumping or acidic odor. This reminded me to start checking all my powders for degradation.
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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
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    This is what happened to me. I can say that 1-it happens and 2-Western customer service was awesome about it. I can't complain in the least. The grey isn't over saturation of the powder that's the crystals on it. Note the yellowed top. It'd almost burn your nose hairs out just opening the can.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check