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mto7464
07-21-2020, 04:01 PM
Not real exciting but picked this up and it still had at least a pound of powder for about 10 bucks.

CastingFool
07-21-2020, 04:42 PM
I have one, but it's only 8 oz net weight. Can't recall where I got it. Only 2.5 oz of powder left.

richhodg66
07-21-2020, 10:46 PM
700X is a very versatile powder, good in many pistol and reduced rifle cast loads. I've been using up a good quantity I got from my dad.

curiousgeorge
07-22-2020, 08:24 PM
I have that one and a couple of the 8oz cans. Ihave the start of a decent old powder can collection but have never been able to upload a picture or would have posted them here before.

Neat old can. I'm still using the powder that came in mine.

mto7464
07-23-2020, 11:29 AM
The lady I got it from has a keg, big metal can, of it that has about 8lbs left. Have not tried loading this yet but hear it meters poorly in the dillon powder measures.

richhodg66
07-23-2020, 03:55 PM
Most of what I've been shooting it in lately is .38-55, 7x57 and .45 ACP, but it seems to be a pretty good powder in applications where Red Dot would be good.

Jsm180
07-23-2020, 04:49 PM
I have one that my dad bought in the 70's when we were loading shotgun. Weighs just under 3 lbs. now, been using it for 9mm and 45 acp plinking loads, little dirty but still goes bang and hits what I am aiming at.

Martin Luber
07-23-2020, 07:46 PM
Good stuff! A shotgun powder thats good in pistols and light cast rifle loads

abunaitoo
07-25-2020, 03:42 PM
That's an old one.
Has the pop top on it.
Always liked the pop top.

mto7464
07-25-2020, 07:00 PM
That's an old one.
Has the pop top on it.
Always liked the pop top.

What year do you think it is?

smkummer
07-28-2020, 08:33 AM
Prior to 9/11, it was sold in 8lb. metal circular jugs. I gave 3 empty cans to a friend with a barn for display. My son was on a trap team and I went through a lot 700X in those years. Still do but not as much. It’s still my 12 ga. and 20 ga. target load powder and 45 acp for sub machine guns powder.

mto7464
07-31-2020, 11:32 AM
The lady I got this from still has a partial Keg of it too. I have heard it does not meter well in a dillon and since I bought 24 pounds or other powder from her I really do not need it.

richhodg66
08-01-2020, 06:43 AM
The lady I got this from still has a partial Keg of it too. I have heard it does not meter well in a dillon and since I bought 24 pounds or other powder from her I really do not need it.

It's good stuff in a lot of things, and powder isn't gonna get easier to find for a while. Figure out something to use it for and save your regular stuff.

Went2kck
08-01-2020, 07:16 AM
I have 2 kegs from 1970. One is empty the other is full. Good for 45s About all I use it for.

smkummer
08-01-2020, 04:54 PM
The lady I got this from still has a partial Keg of it too. I have heard it does not meter well in a dillon and since I bought 24 pounds or other powder from her I really do not need it.
In my lee pro 100, under about 3.3 grains is where I may get spotty metering. It is very bulky. Data exists for almost any handgun cartridge. It’s my cowboy action powder for 44 special, 44-40 and 45 colt. It will send a 357 lead 158 grain lead out at 1100 FPS. It works well as a blank powder in any handgun case, just fill it up and use a couple of card wads over the case. It usually makes enough pressure so the primer won’t back out. It works well as a smokeless blank powder in shot shells as well.

HumptyDumpty
08-05-2020, 08:16 AM
I purchased two 8 oz cans, of unknown vintage, last year. They were sealer with a bit of wax, if I recall correctly, and a good bit worse-for-wear. Every last grain seemed to function perfectly in my 45 Auto. 700x is the only pistol powder I have used so far. It's also worked well in 32 S&W, 32 Auto, and 9mm.

OS OK
08-05-2020, 10:00 AM
I suppose old tins are interesting to look at for a minute or two...but why not make something useful from them?

https://i.imgur.com/TauRbFz.jpg?1

harm
08-06-2020, 05:47 PM
I know I say it every time I see that lamp, but it's awesome. ��

shtur
08-15-2020, 09:24 PM
700X does not meter good in either my RCBS rifle measure or little dandy. But it has been good for accurate 45 ACP 185 grain lead SWC's.

abunaitoo
08-16-2020, 05:54 AM
What year do you think it is?

No idea.
No date on it
I wonder when the pop top ended????

Went2kck
08-16-2020, 07:46 AM
I have one empty and one full keg. Will be a lot of 45s and 9mm

mto7464
08-27-2020, 11:55 AM
It's good stuff in a lot of things, and powder isn't gonna get easier to find for a while. Figure out something to use it for and save your regular stuff.

I bought 24 pounds of powder from her. 17 of it for pistol. I am good for awhile. Just figure that with what I already have there is enough for 40K rounds. My son might be loading with it after I am gone.