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Thread: transporting 10# powder..safety

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    transporting 10# powder..safety

    I am about to transport 10 one pound containers of powder on a 1600 road trip. What are the safety issues I should be aware other like the obvious...like accident or the like.

    Thx Joe

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    Smokeless powder, or black powder?

    This is an important distinction, because while black powder is an explosive (it blows up), modern smokeless powder is classified as a "propellant." It doesn't explode, it burns (rapidly). UPS and FedEx deliver large cases of smokeless powder all over the country, every day. If the containers are sealed (or tightly closed), my guess would be that you should just try to avoid extreme heat, and keep the powder away from sources of ignition.
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    Small quantities of smokeless powder in the factory containers are safe, however, it does burn intensely if ignited.

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    Thx guys. its smokeless. But I couldnt remember if there was a particular limit in weight before the feds get involved etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeRVN69 View Post
    Thx guys. its smokeless. But I couldnt remember if there was a particular limit in weight before the feds get involved etc
    Not at only 10 pounds.
    Some states have laws that do apply at 50 pounds or so to 'no car transport.'

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    If you do not already have one, get a fire extinguisher for your car. It is a good thing to have in any case.
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