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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I have not, as powder ages it degrades though and you'll see some different results that original. Depends too how the ammo was stored. I just did it so all cartridges would light uniformly.
    Not so sure about the degrading of powder with age. I bought 1000 rds of Austrian M2 made in 1960, still have a few left. No problems with that lot. Last year I bought 1000 rds of Danishicon M2 also made in 1960, it's not as accurate as the Austrian stuff but still performs consistently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Crab View Post
    the degrading of powder with age.
    Common knowledge, The older it gets the more you can see it. I've seen powder that has virtually returned to it's liquid state, while the next cartridge looks like the first day inside. I shot a large quantity of Canadianicon IVI end '50s to early '60s and was using an M1icon rifle in 7.62. I had set up an adjustable gas cylinder lock screw for a lot I was using but when I changed, I had to use a smaller hole in the vents. Some didn't have the push it should have...

    I also said it has to do with how the ammo has been stored, where it's been.
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    It's all in the storage. If the ammo or powder is kept cool and dry it will last a real long time. I have shot ammo from WW1 both .45 and 30-06 that were good and accurate that's 100 years old now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce McAskill View Post
    It's all in the storage.
    True, I've shot WW1 ammo that went off as sharp as late stuff. Don't know what the pressure range is though.
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    I had a can of that. KA73 brass is pretty hard and took extra time to remove the crimp. Wasn't all that accurate in a bolt gun so I pulled it down and shot up the powder and bullets. The brass seems fine.


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