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#6042557 - 11/21/15 08:13 PM H4198 Powder (Odor)
dredd Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
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Loc: Dallas / Fort Worth Area
I picked up some H4198 to work with.

It has a very obvious "smell" to it.

It isn't the knock you over ammonia smell like a bad powder has.

I have not messed with a bunch of different powders.
The ones I have used so far do not have an odor like this.

Is this normal?

I have loaded about 20 test rounds with it so far.
All shot well and Chrono'd consistently.

Does anyone else here use H4198?
Does this sound normal?

Thanks.

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#6042579 - 11/21/15 08:27 PM Re: H4198 Powder (Odor) [Re: dredd]
maximum Offline
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i use it all the time in my .444 marlin loads.
i've used in 30/30 jfg, but there are others
better suited for it.
if you're talking about a solvent, alcohol,
acetone type odor, it's ok.
you said it shot well and consistent so
i'd say ok, use it

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#6042603 - 11/21/15 08:41 PM Re: H4198 Powder (Odor) [Re: dredd]
dredd Offline
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I'd call it a solvent type of smell.

I didn't think it was an issue, but wanted to get some feedback / advise.

Thank you.

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#6042810 - 11/22/15 06:10 AM Re: H4198 Powder (Odor) [Re: dredd]
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Usually the odor is ether
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#6043028 - 11/22/15 09:32 AM Re: H4198 Powder (Odor) [Re: dredd]
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Does it smell better in the morning, oh wait that was napalm, sorry
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#6049453 - 11/25/15 11:00 AM Re: H4198 Powder (Odor) [Re: dredd]
D-Day Offline
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If not an ether smell, then you have to consider the age of the can and storage location.
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#6050157 - 11/25/15 06:26 PM Re: H4198 Powder (Odor) [Re: D-Day]
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Originally Posted By: D-Day
If not an ether smell, then you have to consider the age of the can and storage location.


Thanks. That is good point.
I did forget to mention that it is a new bottle I got from Dan a couple of weeks ago.
I keep all my powder in the house.

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