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MarshallDodge

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Name that powder!!
« on: March 07, 2009, 01:29:00 pm »
A neighbor just gave me two glass 64 oz. milk containers filled with powder.

First off, this is probably a dangerous way to keep the powder so I am going to transfer it to some clean water jugs and store it in my dark closet.

The first container has Red Dot written on the lid so I compared it to the Red Dot I have on hand and it looks very similar, complete with the red dots.

The second container has nothing written on it and I probably should just throw it in a pile and burn it but I just can't do it.  Is there any way of determining what it is?  The clues I have are that was used for loading shotgun and it looks like Unique.

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    Re: Name that powder!!
    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 04:00:13 pm »
    2nd one looks like Unique.  But, I would never test this idea.  Maybe if the world had turned into Mad Max the Road Warrior and that's all there was, and even then I'd prob. get someone else to try the reloads.

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    Re: Name that powder!!
    « Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 07:10:09 pm »
    I'd mix it up with some Tannerite. I definitely would not use it to load anything.


    edit: updated with the crucial not.
    « Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 08:20:39 pm by JesseL »
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    Re: Name that powder!!
    « Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 07:57:56 pm »
    Seconding the fertilizer idea here.  It just isn't worth the risk.
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    Re: Name that powder!!
    « Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 12:43:41 am »
    Mmmm, mystery powder.

    Forget about using it as fertilizer.

    Burning it is way more fun.  Especially if you have two jars of it and burn a whole big pile at once.

    But yeah, definitely don't use it for loading.  Even if you eventually figured out what it is, there is no way of knowing if it is contaminated or not.  Also, and I don't know about Red Dot but Green Dot for sure has changed.  Load data I have in one manual is 4-5 grains more than another.  In a pistol load, that's a helluva difference.
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    Re: Name that powder!!
    « Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 05:32:21 pm »
    Drop a tablespoon in an ashtray here and there, and wait for the terrified screams. :devillol
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