Cool old powder keg!

Discussion in 'Reloading Tips & Tricks' started by vipershooter, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. vipershooter

    vipershooter Active Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    carrollton mo
    I recently bought all of my grandfather's guns and reloading supplies, and this old keg of powder was in with everything else. 20170805_102428.jpg 20170805_102447.jpg 20170805_102440.jpg
     
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  2. vipershooter

    vipershooter Active Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    carrollton mo
    I've been loading for close to 20 years now, and this is the only one I've seen.

    The price tag says $129. That keg started with #12.
     

  3. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Active Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    I'm thinking that date code is 1994. That really isn't that old. I'm still using powders I bought in bulk from the 70's and 80's and that isn't the "IMR" emblem they used back then. You probably know by now that 700X is a fine shotgun and handgun powder.
     
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  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    That's all I have ever used to reload trap rounds. It is good stuff.
     
  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I still am using 700x from a 5 lb square metal keg. Mine says 19898 on the side....what ever that means.

    Still goes BANG just fine.
     

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  6. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Active Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    I've never used 700X but know a bunch of trap and skeet shooters who do and swear by it. I don't know of anyone who uses it in handguns nor have I but, I do know it's a good powder in the 38 Spl. and probably others of like ballistics. I still have what for me is probably a life time supply of SR-4756 from the early 80's.....thanks entirely to one who shall remain nameless. As it's no longer manufactured he saved my bacon and I am grateful.
     
  7. Cook

    Cook Active Member

    May 28, 2003
    I was hoping to see Wiley Coyote running with a wooden keg,with the flame trying to catch up!
     
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  8. vipershooter

    vipershooter Active Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    carrollton mo
    My grandfather shot a lot of trap in the 70's, 80's and early 90's, he even owned the local gun club for many years. He told me he would shoot a case of shells every Sunday afternoon, he said "it's not the same case as you get now, there was 20 boxes"
     
  9. yankee

    yankee Senior Member

    I don't have any kegs from the 70's or 80's nice find

    I do have some 1lb cans from that era
    Mostly
    Hercules red dot
    Blue dot
    Green dot
    And winchester 281 I think it is
     
  10. Wings Fan 19

    Wings Fan 19 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Kansas City, MO.
    I used to catch hail for taking some to play with when Dad reloaded.