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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    you got like 10 years before powder goes bad.

    so either way don't matter much, so long as you use em before they got bad.

    Yeah, powder lasts way longer than that. Decades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBen View Post
    I just ran the powder measure down and then switched over to the new container
    That is what I do. I'd just use up the 1/4 cup until I have less than one load of powder left, then have the new powder right after. I wouldn't mix it into the new powder, as I'd use that half mixed reload as well the next few as target practice more for practice than testing.

    Unless you are reloading for competition shooting I doubt if it will make a massive difference going from the old powder to new.

    ... that's just me though.
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    I mix as well. I'll buy 5 pounds of Varget, 2 different lots and mix them all together and do load development with that.
    1/4 cup into 1 pound will not make any difference unless it is different powder types!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBen View Post
    Yeah, powder lasts way longer than that. Decades!
    Yep. 10 years is just a minimum worse case scenario. As long as you're not hoarding, it's mostly a none issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    I just mix them together well.
    There ya go! Never had a problem.
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    should be OK
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    I do it all the time. I just combine them and mix well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewbud View Post
    I would not mix the old and new lots of the powder..
    Why not? What possible bad could come from mixing a portion of old powder into a new can of powder?




    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    you got like 10 years before powder goes bad.

    so either way don't matter much, so long as you use em before they got bad.

    Ten years? I've used powders that have to be 30+ years old. Age is not the biggest problem for powder, heat and storage conditions are what make powder go bad.

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    Stored properly, powder will outlast any of us.

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    Best practice is FIFO; first in, first out. Use all of the older powder first.

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