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Unique pistol powder, is this a deal?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BSA70, May 30, 2014.


  1. BSA70

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    Just got a call. I can get 7 lbs of unique pistol powder for $100. Does this sound like a deal? I don't know anything about unique, I have only used ramshot zip......
     

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    I'd take it for sure if you're loading pistol ammo. It will work in most hand guns. Better hurry before it is gone!
     

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    Gee, Your looking for a DEAL. Just buy any pistol powder you can buy. Unique is a EASY powder to load in most cartridges. Couldn't be more universal.
     
  4. fredj338

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    You bet, hell of a deal today or in 2012! Less than $15/#, yep, buy it all. If it is an unsealed 8#, pass unless you know & trust the seller.
     
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    Good deal. 8lb containers of pistol powder are usually around $130-150.
     
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    I just bought 2 lbs of Unique at the local Sportsmans Warehouse for $20. per lb. and was real happy with that. They got 10 or 12 lbs in at 9am when they opened and it was all gone in about 90 min.
     
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    I'm hoping its in individual 1 pound containers. If it is unsealed, what should I look for. I don't think the guy is dishonest but may plead ignorant.

    Can powder age out?

    If it is unsealed, and have an agreement to try. If it seems to work ok with the reloads, should all the powder be ok?
    Thanks Brian
     
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    Powder can eventually wear out, but it takes a long time. The most damaging thing to gun powder is moisture.
     
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    Do it !
     
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    I worry less about powder degrading than some boob putting the wrong powder back into the jug. Putting 5-6oz of say Bullseye into the Unique would not be a good thing. Powder stored lid on, low temps, can last for decades.
    I bought some IMR4831 from a gunshop going out of bus here. It was in the old metal cans, light rust on top, but still sealed. For $5/1# can, figure I couldn't lose, bought 4 cans. I tested one can against a new lot I had. Chrono readings were identical. That powder had to be at least 15yrs old.
     
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    If I could only have one powder it would be Unique.
    If you figure 20.00 per pound,a real bargain in these time you are buying 5 lbs. and getting two lbs. for free. SJ 40
     
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    Dosent flow through all powder measures reliably though.
    Redneck engineering may be required:cool:
     
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    Why do so many people always say that? I remember hearing that back around 1982 when I first dabbled in reloading for pistol with Unique. Of course back then there probably weren't as many powders to choose from as now (when there's no weird panic). If I could only have one powder I can think of quite a few that meter better and are probably cleaner. At least Unique is a little cheaper than many other brands.
     
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    I would pounce on that! In my neck of the woods pistol powder is still non-existent. Primers we got, powder not so much.
     
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    I would jump on that like a kangaroo. My favorite powder period, and can't get an ounce of it down my way.
     
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    The reason I say it is because that powder that is in that can labeled Unique,I can reload pistol,rifle and shotgun with it. SJ 40
     
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    In a word, YES.
     
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    Buy it...none of the gun stores or cabelas have any handgun powder available here.
     
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    Don't ***** about the $ in todays market with powder. its a sellers market they can get what they want. Factory ammo is more plentiful now than raw powder.
     
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