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    age of red dot cannister

    3 or 4 years ago I bought a cardboard 8 # cannister of red dot. I was curious when Hercules stopped selling powder in cardboard containers.

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    I got mine in 1989 when there was an explosion at the Hercules plant in Jersey. At that time, pounds came in a tall cardboard can with tin ends and a plastic pull up spout.
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    Got my 8 lb keg in 97. It's also a cardboard container.
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    I have a keg sized, pink STEEL CAN Im still using!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwlongshot View Post
    I have a keg sized, pink STEEL CAN Im still using!!!!

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    I have a pink Hercules Red Dot keg as well, I think the price tag on it says $4.95, it is a 4#er. I haven’t used it, but did open it to see the powder looks great.
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    I’ve got one of those cardboard containers but don’t know how old it is. I used up all the powder long ago but kept the container cause it looks cool. The black plastic containers powder comes in anymore don’t do much for me.

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    I think it was the late 90's, 2000, or very soon thereafter when all the major players were phasing in plastic containers.
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    at one point in time, I came across a vintage 15 lb paper canister with metal ends. The guy that bought it new, used it to load shotgun shells (from mid 70s until mid 80s.)
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    A fellow trap shooter and I bought a 15 lb cardboard keg of Red Dot in 1981. We split the contents of the keg.

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