Re: Foul Smell
The ammo could have been loaded with IMR powder. It smells of solvents and acids other noxious chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process. I had some loaded years ago and stashed in a military ammo can that gave off all of the aforementioned odors, and shot as good as when it was newly assembled. This may be what you have. Freshly opened cans of IMR powders have a chemical smell that I've never noticed when opening other brands of powders. It doesn't affect they way they perform, it's just the nature of their composition.
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