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    Marksman
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    Unknown powder

    while going threw some reloading stuff I found some powder that a friend insisted on giving me some time ago it is not in the original container and I can not remember what it is for the life of me since it was given to me so long ago. What would be the safest way to dispose of this un known powder, there is probably a cup to a cup and a half of this mystery powder.


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    I know Wes likes to take old powder and sprinkle it outside around shrubs and flowers, it has a mineral in it that they seem to like.


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    Yep. Put it in your flower beds, and water it down. The nitrates in it are great for flowers!!
    This time of year, just sprinkle it on a rainy day:)


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    Great idea, thanks.


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    Key word there might be "sprinkle!" Excessive nitrates 'burn' the plants. I don't know what form nitrates have to be in to be excessive... gunpowder is nitrocellulose base so maybe the nitrogen is already tied up so it releases slowly. Until someone chimes in who knows, let's sprinkle them. :)


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    Amateur stump removal?

    I kid, I kid


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    Yeah with my luck that stump would be my left arm


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