Powder/Primer shelf life????

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Rogeritall, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    temperature consistency is best. id think the extreme temperature variances would help degrade the powder. Tell em to move it inside
  2. al45lc

    al45lc New Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    I have powder that's 30 years old from when I first started reloading.
    I simply tried other things and forgot about it and two others a few years younger.
    All three were tested 2 years ago and worked fine. The powders have always been stored in original containers and in climate controlled environs.
    I found some 18 year old primers in my Fathers stuff just last year, worked great. The price tag was still on there, boy has reloading gotten expensive or what? :)
  3. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    I have primers that are about 20 years old that are in my regular stores for use.

    As to the price of reloading supplies, inflation since 1997, when I retired, is at 44%. That is, it takes $144 today to get the same buying power as $100 in 1997. Have your wages/income gone up 44% since then? My retirement certainly hasn't! Supposedly insignificant inflation in the range of 1% to 4% when compounded over 15 years becomes significant.

    Reloading supplies and anything gun related seems to have gone up more than 44% (??).

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