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The smell of Gold Dots

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by cowboy1964, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    Anyone notice Gold Dots (in this case 124+P) have quite a strong powder odor? Almost like some of the Russian stuff (Brown Bear in particular, but not as stinky as that). Doesn't bother me but I find it interesting that almost nothing else gives off that much odor.
     
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  2. simotek

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    Hmmm I have never noticed it. I will pay more attention to the smell next time.
     

  3. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Never payed that much attention but have went through a scad of them.of course I do most of my shooting outdoors. SJ 40
     
  4. TheExplorer

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    I used some 2 year old GD stock recently and didn't notice anything. But the 4 year old AE I just used, now that stunk. I kept thinking I was being sprayed by a skunk. So I get what you are saying.
     
  5. 4949shooter

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    I love the smell of Gold Dots in the morning.

    Edit: I fired thousands upon thousands of GD's at work on indoor ranges and never noticed any inordinate odor.
     
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  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    You wern't by chance one of those kids always sticking objects up their noses? :supergrin: I can't remember ever sniff testing my hollow points.
     
  7. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Can't say I could identify GD residue, but two of my favorite odors are Hoppe's #9 and burned gunpowder!

    (I DO have a couple other favorites, too! :whistling:)
     
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    Hoppe's #9 = Banana gasoline:rofl: