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Old August 13, 2008, 07:18 AM   #26
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My Gander Mountain has Goex FFG, FFFG, & FFFFG in stock right now but you have to ask for it & for 6 months they had a hard time getting their supplier to ship it to them.
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Old August 13, 2008, 01:54 PM   #27
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Let me know if I`m close enough to ya to help ya out.
I appreciate the offer but I guess I realized through this discussion that it's not 'that' important to me. Right now I've got a couple cans each of 777 and Goex, both FFg and FFFg so if it was that important, I'd make it happen. I haven't even tested Goex in the Lyman yet. Hopefully before this season, which is almost here. Thanks again.

I'm in FL this week so I may pick up a couple cans at the blackpowder specialty shop I'm planning on visiting.
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Old August 14, 2008, 04:05 PM   #28
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Nuthin' but Holy Black for me!

I got a range report over on Voy if ya wanna see it, pics of the targets I'm about to make mention. Hers' the Target and powder part of it.
Brought out a .36 1858 Euroarms Rem, a .44 1858 SS Euroarms Rem, and a ROA 7 1/2 bbl w/ adj. sites.
I used Goex fffg in the two Euroarms and 777 ffg in the ROA...25gr BP in the
.36 shot great tight holes touchin groups, so did the .44 Euro.
They both shot bean cans at 25yds repeatedly...I had upped the .44 Euro to 30gr Bp and it loved it.
The ROA with 777 ffg loaded w/ 25.5 grains +15%= 30gr BP I had two holes touchin' once and a 5" spread on the other three. I tryed another cylincder uppin' it top 30gr of 777 ffg +15%= 43.5gr or 35gr BP. Shot a better group tighter about 3"...but at 40 ft that ain't acceptable to me.
And along with that 2 squibs/misfires and 3 hang fires...I put the ROA down and kept shootin my Rems with real Black Powder.
Y'all can have that Hogdon 777 stuff ifin ya want...and my share too.
Nuthin but Holy Black for me.
.36 Euroarms 1858 25gr BP

.44 Euroarms SS 1858 25gr BP

ROA 1st grp 25.5gr 777

ROA 2nd grp 30gr 777


Tell me which one you prefer Black Powder fffg or 777ffg

.36 Rem left .44 rem right 25yds



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Old August 14, 2008, 08:02 PM   #29
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Ok, I'll post this here, too.

Nah, on second thought I'll just refer to my post in the other thread:
Triple 7 Experience
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Old August 31, 2008, 09:23 PM   #30
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I stopped useing Pyrodex when I found out it was more hydroscopic than black. I am very happy with the results I get with "Clean Shot" in all of my caplocks, Black is the only thing to use in flinters.
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Old September 1, 2008, 09:04 AM   #31
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My reasons for getting off of the BP and onto the pyrodex, is because the BP is listed as an explosive, and the pyro is listed as a propellant. I figure in the next few years, they will probably outlaw the BP because some idiot will more than likely use it to make a bigger bang than is intended, and homeland security will pull it from the market. It is almost impossible to find here locally already.

Just an observation
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Old September 1, 2008, 11:34 AM   #32
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Buy yur BP here dropped at yur Door

These are good prices and Hazmat fees are included w/ shipping.

http://www.powderinc.com/


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Old September 1, 2008, 01:02 PM   #33
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That's fine if you can afford to buy 25 lbs. I can't.
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Old September 3, 2008, 01:43 AM   #34
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Hawg Powder Inc.has it priced to ibclude hazmat fees in 5#,10#,25#,50# Lot prices.

http://www.powderinc.com/

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Old September 3, 2008, 04:41 AM   #35
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Yeah they do. If I remember right it's 18.00 per pound for five lbs. which is still 95 bucks. Even when I'm in good shape I can't afford to spend 95 bucks on powder and Pyro is still 16.00 per pound and I only have to buy one.
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Old September 3, 2008, 05:07 AM   #36
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BP

I thought the same thing: about spending $150 or so on BP. Cash flow and all that. But then, I thought, it doesn't go bad and it's not like I don't use it; after all, I did run out, didn't I?
I waited and did the old "set some $ aside" and shot subs until I could order.
Even with the Hazmat fee, BP is less expensive than any of the subs.
www.powderinc.com.
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