I have been told that these propellants are susceptible to moisture and should be discarded the following year. Does anyone have any experience with using the power or pellets the following year? or any recommendation for storing?
I have some Pyrodex that I have had for over 10 years and haven't noteced any problems with it yet. I personallty believe that if you keep it caped and in a cool place there won't be any ploblems with it.
If you're shooting from the same batch it should be fine. But if you're doing your range work shooting from a fresh batch and then travel to hunt and shoot from a stale batch (or vice-versa) you have stored there that will affect your zero.
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...