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"The Internet's First Message Board For the Savage Muzzleloader" Since December, 4 2000 This forum is dedicated exclusively for the discussion of the Savage Muzzleloader. This message board is not affiliated with Savage Arms. Please note that any loads used that are not in the Savage owner's manual are used at the owner's own risk, this forum's owner will not be held liable for any damage to equipment from using said loads. DO NOT USE SMOKELESS POWDER IN ANY MUZZLELOADER OTHER THAN THE SAVAGE
To me the powder is the life blood of a load for performance so I try to take good care of it. First off, my storage is in a cool basement and not any location like say a garage where high heat exposure may occur. Next step is when I open a cannister I try not to damage the original seal so it can be reused. Now for weighing individual loads I put powder in a smaller tray and put the lid back on the cannister. For the amount of loads I need at a given time I like to weigh my charges individually. Now some might consider this overkill but powder performance convinces me it’s the right thing to do. I also have some powder years old that still performs well.
Hopefully something shared here is useful to someone else.
Never considered vacuum packaging ammo except in a SHTF situation, but sounds like a good idea for long term storage.
I bought a guy out...thousands of rounds of .22 ammo...primers,shotgun shells and about 8lbs of powders of different flavors...no way will i use all of this in a timely manner so I seal it in a commercial vac chamber sealer using heavy gauge bags...when the grandsons are ready to start letting lead fly grandpa has a big stash waiting...lol
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