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cpaspr

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What's this stuff worth?
« on: April 27, 2010, 04:35:41 pm »
My dad just gave my some more reloading equipment (plus a few extras), and I'm curious what it is worth.   Most of it is at least 25 years old.  Thanks in advance.

300 small rifle primers
50 - .30 M1 carbine rounds - loaded
50 - .30 M1 carbine cases - de-primed (not sure if sized, but probably are)
50 - .30 M1 carbine cases - sized, primed
.30 M1 dies, with a carbide sizer die - RCBS I think, but I don't really care about the brand
Lee 3118? bullet mold (for .30 M1 carbine bullets), with handles
2/3 full 1# can of Unique
2/3 full 1# can of 2400
Unopened 1# can of Unique
Unopened 1# can of 2400
(all powder is in the old cube cans, and the partial cans have the correct aroma for good powder)
1 15-rd magazine for a .30 M1 carbine
1 USGI ammo can - .308 (6"? wide)
1 USGI ammo can - 7.62 (4"? wide)
a set of what I think are small base bullet sizing dies (black - need an adapter to fit the RCBS press)
1 unopened box of 180 gr .308 factory round-nose hunting rounds

There might be one or two other items, but that's all my memory can recall at the moment.
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    Re: What's this stuff worth?
    « Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 04:40:08 pm »
    I'd call it around $150, give or take.

    The opened containers of powder I'd use for fertilizer - too much liability to be worth selling.
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    Re: What's this stuff worth?
    « Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 04:47:05 pm »
    Oh, I'm not selling.

    I'm gonna use every bit of it that I can.

    And I have every intention of shooting the old powders.  I've got some 4895 that's older than that, and it shot quarter sized groups with the '06.



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    Re: What's this stuff worth?
    « Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 04:56:06 pm »
     :doh

    Sorry, read too fast.

    By all means, use the powder from your Dad. I used up a bunch of similarly aged powder from my Grandfather's stores.

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    Re: What's this stuff worth?
    « Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 06:02:27 pm »
    Yours looks older, judging by the pricetag.

    My 2400 is in a blue/red/white can (IIRC), and the price is right around $3, I think.
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    Re: What's this stuff worth?
    « Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 10:57:08 pm »
    Cpaspr- Does your 2400 powder say "rifle powder" on the can?
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    Re: What's this stuff worth?
    « Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 11:28:35 pm »
    I'll look when I get home in half an hour or so.

    Let me guess.  There's 2400 for pistols and 2400 for rifles?

    The can is mostly red, with a 2.35" green circle with "2400 Smokeless Rifle Powder" printed in white, with a banner above the circle that says "Hercules".

    Price on the 2400 was $3.39 and on the Unique was $3.25.
    « Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 01:19:23 am by cpaspr »
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