Toss it or Use it

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  1. BigBlack

    BigBlack New Member

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    Let me preface by saying I “Toss it” and it is against my logic to “Use it” but sometimes my logic is wrong so I am poking your minds!

    Scenario: Loading up some big cartridge requiring 70grs of powder “A.” You are low and throw your last little bit and it only measures 45grs. You now open a brand new bottle of powder “A” do you:

    A. Pour the charge you just threw in the new bottle, shake it up and “Use It”
    B. Screw this little bit and “Toss It”
    And yes I am bored at work and my mind is all over the place.
  2. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

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    Put the new stuff into the thrower on top of the old.
  3. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Active Member

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    I never waste powder. I would dump the little bit into the new bottle.
  4. DoesItMatter

    DoesItMatter New Member

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    Use it!

    OR save it for the next time you have trouble starting the BBQ...
    :D
  5. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    Just for the newer reloaders let just be clear, you would be combining it with the same type. *Never mix powders*

    And yes it would just get tossed in to be used.
  6. Shellback

    Shellback New Member

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    This happens to me all the time, I always use it as long as it is the SAME powder,It won't hurt a thing..
    Tim
  7. gandog56

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    I saw this question in G&G. Wazzup?
  8. BigBlack

    BigBlack New Member

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    gandog56, I am a member of many forums and like to gain as much info as possible to better learn.
  9. Popgunner

    Popgunner New Member

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    "cannister grade" powder is all we can buy. It's almost perfectly matched lot to lot & plenty safe to use the tail end of one containet with a new containers contents.
  10. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    Same powder, it's probably alright to mix with as long as your the one who opened both cans and your sure their can't be any mix ups.
  11. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

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    Throw it in the new bottle. Throwing out powder is one of those regrets you don't want to have someday when powder has been outlawed or taxed 1000%.
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