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    Nobel Rifle powder

    Would anyone know what the equivalent ADI powder or other would be for Noble rifle powder No 3 is? Someone gave me an unopened 1lb tin and it would be nice not to let it go to waste. Is there some website that compares different powders?

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    Hey Pome.
    Did a little Google search and found this prefer hasn't been made in ages (20 years).
    Unless it has been sealed and had been kept dry it might not be any good

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    Actually it seems that nobel no 3 is a shotgun powder I would say.
    http://www.reloadersnest.com/burnrates.asp

    Is pretty fast burning!

    Whoops I forgot to put the last link up

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    It might be in this list ?

    Powder Burn Rate Comparison Chart @ www.reloadersnest.com


    LOL two slow again...

    Looks like you might have some letters missing that go with the 3 ?

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    I used Nobels powder in my 308 for many years. They made great powder plus made powder for other brands as well. I still have their loading manuals if you want data however puku may be right - it may be kaput. Open it and check. My very last lot I had to throw as the inside of the can was showing signs of rust.

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    I personally would tip it onto your lawn to fertilize it. Then sell the empty can to some mug on TM. One can of powder of which you can get no more is not worth developing a load for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    It might be in this list ?

    Powder Burn Rate Comparison Chart @ www.reloadersnest.com


    LOL two slow again...

    Looks like you might have some letters missing that go with the 3 ?


    I believe Nobel made No3 REV (Revolver) 118 on the burn rate chart

    And No3 RIF (Rifle) 130 on the burn rate chart

    Which one do you have ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    I believe Nobel made No3 REV (Revolver) 118 on the burn rate chart

    And No3 RIF (Rifle) 130 on the burn rate chart

    Which one do you have ?

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    Ahh. I was looking at Pis 3. I take it means pistol.
    I am off the same opinion as Zimmer.

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    I think this powder is completely useless.Send it to me and I will dispose of it for you and at no charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I personally would tip it onto your lawn to fertilize it. Then sell the empty can to some mug on TM. One can of powder of which you can get no more is not worth developing a load for.
    True.
    May just put a long fuse in the top and go fishing. ONLY JOKING.

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    How would i know if it had gone bad? The can is in good condition no rust at all. Just opened it and it smells just like my ADI powder. If smell is any indication.

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    OK it may just end up sprinkled around my Hop plants in spring after doing a bit more reading.

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    Best way would be to work up a load. If velocity is close I would say its fine.


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    A sweet smell is a good sign, acidic smell bad. Inside of can rust free. Powder colour consistent.

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    Try some on the ground then light it if , if it burns quite well its fine .

    I also have pick up a noble rifle powder reloading book if you need more info

 

 

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