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Powder Recall

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Post by K-Texas » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Just found out today that three of the extruded rifle propellants made by General Dynamics Canada for Western Powder Co. are being recalled. AA 2495, 4064 and 4350 which I have and am checking on at the moment. ;-)

Here's the link for details: https://blog.westernpowders.com/
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Re: Powder Recall

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Post by pushpullpete » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:46 pm

I do not have any on hand, but, Thank You :tiphat: for the heads up and link.

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Re: Powder Recall

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Post by K-Texas » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:41 pm

pushpullpete wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:46 pm
I do not have any on hand, but, Thank You :tiphat: for the heads up and link.

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You betcha, Pete. I checked my 4350, but since my powders come directly from Western, it is quite a lot newer than what's being recalled. If you read the article concerning the reason for the recall, it seems quite odd what the negative effects can be. ;-)
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Re: Powder Recall

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Post by WildBill » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:58 pm

K-Texas wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:41 pm

If you read the article concerning the reason for the recall, it seems quite odd what the negative effects can be. ;-)
Not really. Residual nitric acid is the source of the smell, red vapor and corrosion. The presence of these compounds makes explosives and propellants unstable.
For this to happen there were problems with the manufacturing, purification and testing of the products.
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Re: Powder Recall

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Post by K-Texas » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:06 pm

As Ed McMahon used to say, "you are correct, sir!"

I was speaking so much about the powder deterioration so much as what it's done to the lids on the containers. ;-)
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