View Full Version : I scored some vintage supplies

10-21-2021, 11:47 PM
Got about 15lbs of powder, lots of primers, bullets and brass from my late uncles stuff. Everything has been stored inside the house. I have only looked at the open cans as most of it has not been opened. The oldest price tags I have found is 1/1976. The 4lb can of SR7625 is about half full and appears to be in good shape. No red dust and no bad odor. One of the lbs of Unique(not shown) just smells old for lack of a better word, no sharp odors or red dust.


10-21-2021, 11:55 PM

10-22-2021, 07:42 AM
Good score. I would not hesitate to use any of that.

10-31-2021, 12:52 PM
For any of the "opened" cans of powder, if you don't have any known powder of the same in your stash, I'd do a image search, just to confirm the correct powder is in the correct can. Many reloaders wouldn't trust opened cans. Myself, I have bought lots of opened cans over the years and after the smell test and visual cross check, I've haven't had any bad experiences, but you surely shouldn't skip the visual cross check.

AL-8 is a great powder for large bore magnum pistol loads (heavy boolits with heavy charges). I like it a lot, but data is difficult to find...also, the square flakes can bridge in some powder measures. I had best luck when using Lee's disk measure on a turret press, because of the vibrations inhibiting any possible bridging.

The SR7625 is the cat's meow for 45 acp.