You sure seem to really be into the ole smokepoles. You ever thought about changing your username to Ole Polesmoker??You really think that little maxi pad in the box does squat? You are gullible if you believe that. Cases of those pellets ship in cardboard boxes. Ive seen a full case. I know of Ultimate ML shooters who bought them that way and switched to BH209. God only knows how long they sit in a warehouse before they even go on a shelf. There is nothing even remotely as well sealed as a bottle of powder about them.