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Old August 14, 2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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'Elephant' brand BP

A buddy of mine just gave me about 3/4 of a pound of FFFg Elephant brand black powder. Any of y'all ever use it?
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Old August 14, 2008, 06:39 PM   #2
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If it's the 3/4 pound I gave away eight or so years ago - It'll foul your guns out in two or three rounds. Took forever to clean my rifle.
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Old August 14, 2008, 06:41 PM   #3
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Great! :-( I'll shoot it anyhow, because it's there. :-)
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Old August 15, 2008, 01:10 PM   #4
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For what it is, it's good powder and the price was right. It's not any dirtier than an other B/P. Shoot it and take care to cean after it, thouroughly. This brand is current and still available on the internet.


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Old August 15, 2008, 01:31 PM   #5
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Never used any myself ..and most I know that have used it say it`s dirtyer than Goex ..but for a good price I`d use it . I bought some China import powder last year for 5 bucks a can ...I figured hey they invented the suff couldn`t be too bad ...It was dirtyer than Goex ..but look at the difference in price .....I enjoyed shooting it . I stuffed my Walker full of it ..LOL
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Old August 15, 2008, 01:44 PM   #6
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Where on the internet can you get Elephant powder?
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Old August 15, 2008, 02:13 PM   #7
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You can't. It's not available anymore.
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Old August 15, 2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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I was given a can some years back, 3F. it fouled much worse than Goex.
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Old August 15, 2008, 03:24 PM   #9
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Appologies Retracted !!!

I stand corrected !!!

It is listed all over the internet but when you acutally go in to buy, it turns into a dead-end.


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Old August 16, 2008, 07:06 AM   #10
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I thought elephant was made in south america or someplace down there? I vaguely remember some tests showed lower MV with it compared to Goex and even think I remember the Swiss powder running a bit ahead of both. True? I think I got a can of it here somewhere. unused.
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Old August 16, 2008, 09:47 AM   #11
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It was made in Brazil.
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Old August 16, 2008, 10:01 AM   #12
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I'm seeing information that indicates it is still being made in Brazil and can be imported. I do not recall the name of the company but I'm sure I could find it again. However, I could not find where one can buy domestically. Not too long ago, I showed that you could buy it from a powder suppy house.



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Old August 16, 2008, 03:58 PM   #13
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mykeal/Hawg Haggen,

In case Y'all are still interested, looks like ELMOUSMC, found Elephant Powder, on the internet. ???

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Old August 16, 2008, 04:22 PM   #14
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Last time I bought a case of powder I bought KIK 3F from Powder Inc. it was 2 bucks a can cheaper than Goex ..and it cronos hotter than Goex ..I`ll probally order it again ..Unless I run into a better deal ..I`d like to try some Graf and Sons 3F I`ve heard good things about it too.
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Old August 16, 2008, 04:43 PM   #15
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where is KIK made at?
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Old August 16, 2008, 06:07 PM   #17
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Interesting information you folks always provide! Thanks!
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