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I've been trying to organize my Powder stash. I have a lot of BP subs, all in 1 lbs jars. It got me to wondering why the subs are only available in 1 lb jars. Any ideas on that?

 

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22 minutes ago, Tall Tale Todd said:

Would you be willing to sell 1 of your 1 pound jars?

I will have a couple of cases at this weekends match, for sale. 

36 minutes ago, Crazy Gun Barney, SASS #2428 said:

Are subs classified like BP as explosives not propellants?  If so, 1 pound jars may be some sort of regulatory imposed maximum.

Subs are a Class "B" propellant.

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15 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

 

Best I can do . . . . "Because."  :rolleyes:

Having grown up in the 50's, I can accept that.

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4 minutes ago, Smokin Gator SASS #29736 said:

I have seen real black powder advertised  in 25 pound bags. Usually the lower grade bp. 

WOW, that is a lot of Class A Explosive. Sounds like the powder bags that were used to fire the 16" guns on the Battleships, New Jersey and Missouri. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Snakebite said:

WOW, that is a lot of Class A Explosive. Sounds like the powder bags that were used to fire the 16" guns on the Battleships, New Jersey and Missouri. 

 

No love for Iowa or Wisconsin?

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24 minutes ago, Chacón said:

No love for Iowa or Wisconsin?

Sure I do .. but I have never been on either of them. I have the other two. I used to work at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.  I use to often eat my lunch sitting on one of the spare 16" barrels for the New Jersey. They were located in building 625. Just outside this building, to the south/east, were two large cement pedestals. They were the place where  "Fat Man" was placed for a short time on it's way to Japan. The Iowa is just around the Corner, south east of Mare Island, in Suisun Bay. 

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If I remember correctly I purchased some Goex in 50 pound bags not more then 10 yeas ago.

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I was setting at my loading bench a week or two ago .

And I kept trying to move my feet around and kept kicking a box under the bench .

I said to myself what the heck is that box in my way .

I pulled it off under the bench and opened up a full case of Goex FFF in one pound cans .

I said wen did I put that under there 

I opened up the powder safe to put it away,  and seen the whole powder safe was full of powder.

I must not had another place for it.

I don't remember even buying it lol.

I remember how hard it was to get .22 ammo around ten years ago .

I said I would never be cought short again on any ammo or  loading supplies .

So Saith The Rooster.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Rooster Ron Wayne said:

I was setting at my loading bench a week or two ago .

And I kept trying to move my feet around and kept kicking a box under the bench .

I said to myself what the heck is that box in my way .

I pulled it off under the bench and opened up a full case of Goex FFF in one pound cans .

I said wen did I put that under there 

I opened up the powder safe to put it away,  and seen the whole powder safe was full of powder.

I must not had another place for it.

I don't remember even buying it lol.

I remember how hard it was to get .22 ammo around ten years ago .

I said I would never be cought short again on any ammo or  loading supplies .

So Saith The Rooster.

 

 

It's called a "Senior moment". LOL

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2 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

I'm guessing the bulk of subs buyers are non-CAS shooters and only need a pound every now and then.  Not enough customers for larger containers.

According to the owner of APP, Cowboys represent roughly FIVE % of their business! 
 

Hugs!

Scarlett

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Hollywood seemed to be able to get lots of 25 pound wooden kegs of powder in the 50s and 60s.  Always marked XXX, too.   :lol:

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