The color of powder

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The color of powder

Post by front sight on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:27 pm

I have a pound of Clays that I've had for several years and kept in my safe. I've never loaded anything with it. I was going to see about working up a load with it and noticed that it had a gray color. I also have a pound of N310 that has a distinct yellow color. Are either of these any good? I'm less worried about the N310 since I have some that I know is good so I can make a comparison between the two, but since I've never loaded the Clays, I'm hoping somebody can give me some guidance.

Thanks!

front sight

Posts : 29
Join date : 2013-06-01

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by LenV on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:31 pm

Sounds like it matches the color on the Clays I use. Don't know a thing about the N310.

Len



I will post picture later.

LenV

Posts : 1714
Join date : 2014-01-25
Age : 66
Location : Oargun

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by james r chapman on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Sounds fine. use it for 9mm and 45 acp loads. oh, some 12 ga. 1150 fps 1 1/8 target loads too!!

james r chapman

Posts : 1596
Join date : 2012-01-31
Age : 67
Location : HELL, Michigan

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by front sight on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:31 pm

Thanks guys! That's a relief! I'll be working on a bullseye load with it soon!

front sight

Posts : 29
Join date : 2013-06-01

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by 243winxb on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:56 pm

Powder info with photos. Some will have more than one listing. Different vintage.  http://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/sample_detail.php?powder_id=449

243winxb

Posts : 126
Join date : 2013-12-02
Age : 72
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by front sight on Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:05 pm

Thanks 234winxb! That's an interesting site! Actually my Clays is more gray than the picture shows (but much lighter than any powder I use (Bullseye, N3130, 748, IMR4895, etc.) but it does have some flakes that are closer to the yellow color in the photo.

My mind is even more at rest! Many thanks!

front sight

Posts : 29
Join date : 2013-06-01

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by noylj on Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:20 am

DON'T store powder in a safe. Fire could turn the safe into a bomb.
Powder is to be stored in a container that will not hold pressure—usually a wooden box as specified in the (whatever the Federal Fire Agency calls itself) regulations.

noylj

Posts : 225
Join date : 2012-03-09
Age : 67
Location : SW USA

Back to top Go down

Re: The color of powder

Post by Sponsored content Today at 4:07 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum