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Thread: Mesh Size for 2400

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    THROW IT AWAY, not worth getting hurt over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NObamain2012 View Post
    THROW IT AWAY, not worth getting hurt over.
    I agree. There is no practical way to reliably separate the two without there being some form of cross contamination.

    There are those to have, and those who will. Shoot, the day I FINALLY got some longshot, I accidentally left the fill cap lose on the powder bottle on my MEC and dumped half a pound on a dirty bench. Just had to raise a salute to the fallen and move on.
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    Seems like a lot of angst over a pound of powder. Even accounting for the legendary frugality of the Castboolits Forum.
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    Not to be crass, but hoping to screen separate these two radically different speed/type of powders is plain stupid. We aren’t in the dang zombie apocalypse. Anyone telling you otherwise probably recaps their own tires with Elmers glue and rubber bands, and buys used prophylactics to save money.

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    jimkim, I just ran a test with my screens and the 2400 will pass through a 20 mesh screen but not a 21 mesh, Hope this helps!
    takeo Shimizu , The father of organic chemistry

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    With all respect, at least you caught the mistake before you loaded up some magnum loads with it. At this point,you have a $30-$40 lesson about being more careful next time. Attempting to salvage this powder COULD cost alot more with dire consequences. I'll confess to dumping 4895 in a powder measure half full of 4831. It got discarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NObamain2012 View Post
    THROW IT AWAY, not worth getting hurt over.
    My thoughts also.
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    The gun you blow up will cost more than $30.
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    Dump it. The milk has already been spilled.

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    If you must do this use two screens one for the red dot and one for the "fines"
    Then you can be sure you don't have any red dot fines mixed in with your 2400, or very few at least.
    If the 2400 won't pass thru the mesh you should be good.
    For a lousy pound of powder, it seems a bit ridiculous.
    By the time you locate and buy the screens you could buy another pound of powder.
    Have some fun, pour it in an ant hill, use a cannon fuse or a thin trail of powder.

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    I ran another test though a 20 mesh screen, The red dot will drop 10% fines, The rest will stay, Their is no way to separate the fines. I guess a ton of work might work...30 @ 40 Mesh might work? Burn It.
    takeo Shimizu , The father of organic chemistry

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