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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bubba ho tep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2022 at 3:18pm
I shot a gob of the WW2 win loaded 303 and never had a problem with it. Good brass...got alot of reloads out of that brass. Pretty sure centerfire systems out of KY still has a bunch of this 303 for sale still. 
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After dumping all the contents of the powder based on what others have said about it. I now regret that decision.  It looked as fresh as the new stuff you find now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote britrifles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2022 at 4:26pm
It all depends on how it was stored.  It’s high temperatures that cause powder to deteriorate and release nitric acids. That powder was sold as surplus by Hodgdon for many years as BLC.  Highly coveted powder even today.  Based on the photo you posted Gossic, that powder looked fine.  The only downside was the corrosive primers, but proper (and immediate) cleaning deals with that.  


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why in the world would you trash good power and primers and do all that work for nothing? makes no sense at all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Originally posted by olskool olskool wrote:

why in the world would you trash good power and primers and do all that work for nothing? makes no sense at all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
Let me ask you a question. If you were given a Power Glide out of a 1962 Chevy II with the promise that it is all original and has never been touched. Are you going to leave it alone or are you going to rebuild it and add a new filter and fluid to it before you use it?
 Because You do not know the condition internally of 80 year old ammunition and I did not want to take the chance of having something go wrong olskool. And all that work was for something as well. Fresh powder, fresh primers, and match grade bullets that offer excellent accuracy...
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It's like building a resto-mod. You get the best of both worlds. Refurbishing something that a lot of people would have just sent to the wrecker and replacing the old parts of unknown history with new modern components. Guarantee those new pills will shoot better than the originals, and you won't have to wince every time you pull the trigger waiting for something bad to happen!
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