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 Need help with an old jug of MR223... Now with a pic
RangeWarrior  [Member]
9/7/2009 9:43:32 AM EST
Guys, About two years ago I bought a small container of MR223 that a guy was selling. Is this the original container or did someone use an old jug to put powder in... I remember taking the red "seal" on the cap off

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RJinks  [Member]
9/7/2009 9:58:53 AM EST
Ask the company. Give them the lot number and they should tell you if it's ok or not. I've never seen a container of powder like that. Looks like a small milk jug. I'd wonder about the reaction between the powder and the plastic if it were very old.
NumbNut  [Member]
9/7/2009 11:08:48 AM EST
I would check the Accurate site and see if their load data shows this powder. I bought several different kinds of their powder and I remember the 2200 and 2230 surplus listed as data powder
http://www.accuratepowder.com/datapowder.htm
billyhill  [Team Member]
9/7/2009 12:59:03 PM EST
It became 2230 and in some data you will see 2230 refered to as "formerly MR223", I have a RCBS manual from the 80's that list it. If you broke the seal on it, it should be good to go. Load it up and shoot it, I've shot some powder as old as I am before (early/mid 60's).

Oh, and AA pioneered the use of plastic jugs for powders.
Counselor  [Member]
9/13/2009 6:43:46 PM EST
Billyhill is correct. I had a 8# jug or MR223 and used it primarily for .223 and .308 loads. It is now called AA2230 and should be good to go.
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