Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
BigHit, Sifat, TJWatkins, Jlivi1224, 65chevy
60473 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77465
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43786
BOBO the Clown 41117
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32656
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60473 Members
45 Forums
476079 Topics
6245201 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5524848 - 01/06/15 11:31 PM Should of checked
4fingerpete Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 144
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I bought a RCBS Uniflow from eBay it was listed as used. When I got it I took it apart to make sure there wasn't going to be any powder left over. I run through a hopper full of powder go to refill and noticed quite a bit of powder stuck in the barrel and at the bottom. I am guessing that it was actually new and RCBS's rust preventive was not wiped off. Should of just cleaned it while I had it off, but I guess I was just a little too excited to use it.

Would it be okay to still use the powder that I ran through it or would it be better to just cut my losses?

Top
#5524856 - 01/06/15 11:45 PM Re: Should of checked [Re: 4fingerpete]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2845
Loc: Abilene
I bet it is fine.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Top
#5524889 - 01/07/15 12:56 AM Re: Should of checked [Re: 4fingerpete]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20293
Loc: Texas
Agree, would clean out what stuck but that covered the gunk for most of what fed through.

Of course if in doubt use it as fertilizer, clean out the equipment and start over with clean dry powder drop.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#5525062 - 01/07/15 07:46 AM Re: Should of checked [Re: 4fingerpete]
Trouble_Shooter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 31
Loc: West Texas
What they said. If any, the contaminated grains would all be gummed up in the works. Clean it up and drive on...;-)

Top
#5525779 - 01/07/15 01:18 PM Re: Should of checked [Re: 4fingerpete]
Precision_Shooter Online   content


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 826
Loc: Crossroads, TX
Ok to use powder already dispensed.
One trick I found helpful, when the powder measure is all clean, it can build up some static and cause some powder to still stick in the hopper and spout.

Wipe the hopper, and all parts that make contact with powder, with a dryer sheet. You know, the same ones you put in the dryer with a load of wet clothes... Helps a lot!
_________________________
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants." - Thomas Jefferson, 1776

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide