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#6588172 - 12/15/16 11:16 AM Pellets-how long?
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8332
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I've got a box of Hodgdon 50gr pellets that have never been opened-the box is probably 6 years old. Should they still be good if they've been sealed the whole time? Could they be dangerous? I want to break out the muzzleloader for a doe hunt later this season.
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#6589048 - 12/15/16 08:30 PM Re: Pellets-how long? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Adchunts Offline
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Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 176
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Unless they are sealed (air tight), I would replace them. Pellets will absorb moisture from the air in my experience. Probably not dangerous, but may make a difference in how your rifle shoots. I replace mine every couple of years if I haven't shot them all.

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#6593707 - 12/19/16 08:52 AM Re: Pellets-how long? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
jdickey Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 3719
Loc: Waco, Texas
Usually, if kept in a controlled environment, they will last for quite a while. Keeping them in a garage or work shop is not good for them at all!
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#6625595 - 01/10/17 08:58 AM Re: Pellets-how long? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 809
Loc: Hill county
Keep the pellet box in a zip-loc bag with some silica packets and they will last indefinitely, I've got some that are over 4 years old that still work like new.


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#6630664 - 01/13/17 10:15 AM Re: Pellets-how long? [Re: bossbowman]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1977
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: bossbowman
Keep the pellet box in a zip-loc bag with some silica packets and they will last indefinitely, I've got some that are over 4 years old that still work like new.


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