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I keep old plastic powder containers just in case I split a 4/5/8 pounder with someone.

The tall Reloder bottles are great for bulk pack bullets

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Posts: 4876 | Location: NY, NY | Registered: 28 November 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I hate those new round space wasting bottles. I save the rectangle 1 pound cans for when I break down the bigger jugs to a more manageable container. I have a lot of old oil bottles I have cleaned out and regaled for powder also so I can get rid of those round space wasters.


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Posts: 505 | Location: Michigan, U.S.A. | Registered: 04 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by alleyyooper:
I have a lot of old oil bottles I have cleaned out and regaled for powder also so I can get rid of those round space wasters.


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How much powder do they hold?


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Posts: 55 | Location: Lexington, NC | Registered: 24 October 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They hold a pound of IMR powder and probably the same amount of Green dot. Never had a reason to weight the green dot.

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Posts: 505 | Location: Michigan, U.S.A. | Registered: 04 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a ton of old tin powder cans, and some RL plastic containers..Im thinking someday the cans will become collectable, but they better hurry in my case!!

I also have a few of those old cardboard square cans or containers, Hogden I believe. The new plastic stuff I keep incase I need to pull bullets and save powder, but when they get to be too many I dump them..


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Posts: 36444 | Location: Twin Falls, Idaho | Registered: 04 June 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can relate to that Ray. I have a bunch of old metal cans as well. In the early 80s I bought a bulk load of BL-C-2 + spray painted the old cans to designate what was in it. About 12 years ago an elderly lady from the church whose husband had just died wanted all that "gun stuff" out of her house. I got a lot of good stuff (another story) but the old guy had a CASE of powder from Bruce Hogden himself. I tried to pick up on cardboard container + it just crumbled in my hand. I had to throw it away but it broke my heart.


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Posts: 12854 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My pride and joy is an old military stainless steel container with a twist top, that seals really tight, It holds 150 lbs of old WW2 data powder aka 4350 data, aka 4831 surplus, and several other names??? the container is fitted with 2x4s around it to square it up for transported I suspect, and its marked US property and powder data...I bought it from and old gunsmith in Twin Falls, Id in 1980 full of powder, never been openned (the stuff that Jack O'Connor used) sold some and kept 50 lbs in containers and I use the container for horse grain..Its surely collectable I would think..I have today about 40 or so pounds of that stuff and its like new..I saved it for the 270, but have not owned a 270 for 5 years now...probably ought to sell it, the powder that is, not the container.


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Posts: 36444 | Location: Twin Falls, Idaho | Registered: 04 June 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Who can guess what people will buy? A few years ago there was a booth at a gun show that was selling the old S+W blue cardboard boxes (just the box) for $100.00 ea.


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I got a barrel of red dot from an estate a few weeks ago, about half full, gave it to a shotgun guy.
 
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I only have 3 sq. cans of Hercules left, Unique, Bullseye, and Reloader 11. First time I really checked them out. One can says 11oz, the next 12 oz, and 16oz on the Re11. I have some H320 and other powders in older cans.
 
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I had several 50 round boxes from Kynock in 7 MM Mauser that I kept for a few years then someone here on cartridge collecting was interested in them so I just gave them to him. You can't keep everything forever. I did hear a story years ago about a guy out in California that would buy up lots of grocery canned goods every year + store them in a warehouse. He did this for years. Then he would lease that year's goods to the movie people for correct year authenticity of the background products.


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