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I have been having some trouble getting a Garand to feed properly so I have been going through a lot of 30-06,which I thought was all my own reloads,but for the second time this afternoon I got a dud! I waited 30 seconds then ejected them off to the side,when I got home I broke them down to recover the components, when I went to dump the powder in out this is what I got,a nasty yellowish clump in the bottom of the case. The primer was nickel plated so I don't think they are too old,I have seen this in WW2 dated rounds but I don't expect it in newer one.
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I'm a little worried because I have never loaded 30-06 with anything but 4831! I'm going to go through the rest of the rounds in the ammo can tomorrow and see if I can match them to the duds,it's not worth blowing up a Garand!
Humidity isn't something we normally have to worry about out here,it's normally below 20%!
 

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I use the 4831 because when I got started an old guy at a yard sale sold me a bunch for $1 a pound,and then a couple years ago another old guy gave me a sealed five gallon can plus a one gallon can so it's what I have an it works well, a little hard getting it through the powder measure but if you use a Dillon magnum powder measure it works great.
I sorted through the ammo can of rounds this afternoon, I had to shake and listen to each round,if I couldn't hear the powder shake I sat it aside,when I can walk again I'll break them down and see how I did.
 

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The powder in the picture is some kind of ball,which I don't remember ever loading,but as I was going through this box today I found some WW2 dated AP rounds!
I've never been one of those reloaders that was overly anal about keeping track of all the different aspects of my rounds,it's just blasting ammo not long range target shooting!
 

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Over the years I have loaded 10's of thousands of rounds with the 4831 and I have never had one do this! All of my loaded ammo is kept in the house so the temps should never vary more then 20-30 degrees.
But from your description this is mostly likely moisture degradation.
 
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