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Old March 29, 2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Black powder and caps

Okay guys I need to buy some Black powder and percussion caps .I have looked all over online but with little luck .is there anywhere here in Cincinnati that i can buy the items i need ?? I looked at the Field and Stream store in Ky with no luck , Can i buy it online and if so from where ???
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Old March 29, 2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Quick Google search shows a Bass Pro in Cincinnati (300 Cincinnati Mills Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240 (513) 826-5200.) I got my humble pound of Goex at a Bass Pro here in TX. They carry caps, but whether they will be in stock is another question.

Regarding the powder, real black powder won't be on the shelf. You have to ask for it. Storage requirements and such, as it is classified as an explosive not a propellant. Guy told me it was " in a safe, in another safe, in a vault" in the back.

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Old March 29, 2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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thanks 9mm fan :-)
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Old March 29, 2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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I get powder from Back Creek Gun Shop. I can get pistol caps from local Gander Mountain and musket caps I got from local gun store.
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Old March 29, 2014, 03:20 PM   #5
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Well Old Knotty your only about a hour away from the NMLRA where the National
shoot is held twice a year, June & Sept. Been going on there since 1933. They
have powder & caps for sale. It is open year around . I will be there in June for
9 days. Been going for 25 years now. It is SW of you in a little town of Friendship
Indiana. We stay in Vevay right on the river. Madison is a great town to visit
while your there. The shoot sits on 600 acres and is quite large. Just a wonderful
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Old March 29, 2014, 03:26 PM   #6
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+1 ^

Also Google gun shops in your area and start calling - saves on the gas.

As close as you are to Friendship, try to plan a day of attending the Nationals - lots of vendors in the sheep sheds and blanket traders as well - lot's of good shooting to watch or take our smoke poles and join in . . . lot's of good folks as well - it's something anyone interested in BP should experience. Check out their webiste (Google NMLRA) and join up - a great organization and the Muzzle Blasts magazine is well worth the price of the membership.
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Old March 29, 2014, 05:53 PM   #7
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Your also an hour from Deer Creek Products in Waldron IN. And while anything at Friendship is a great thing, DCP is open Mon-Fri every week. You have to call a day ahead with black powder orders (for the real stuff) they have PB substitutes and most caps in stock at all times.

Friendship is a great resource though. Very nice place to shoot. Heck, if I have a nice day off through the week...I'll load up the muzzle stuffers and make a day out of it. I live IN Indiana and I'm still an hour farther from friendship than you
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Old March 30, 2014, 10:36 AM   #8
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Thank you guys for all the info i am gonna make a point of attending the shoot at friendship :-)
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Old April 1, 2014, 10:56 AM   #9
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powder and caps

so many states and different cities have restrictions on what can be shipped to you, so....
Do a google search for black powder, goex (etc) pyrodex, triple 7 in Cincinnatti.
also area towns.
There are a lot of small gun shops in the small towns that might just happen to have them.
My name under a dealer account at midway has been on the waiting list for caps for 5 months. Not a word.
Right now I got plenty, but I want to stock up with more. Last summer when almost everybody was out, I found an unheard of small store 50 miles south of me. They had thousands in stock. So look for the small guy too.
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Old April 1, 2014, 01:39 PM   #10
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Old Knotty, you and I are in the same boat. I'm in Northern Kentucky, just south of Cinci, and I can't find actual powder to save my life. If you find any somewhere, give me a heads up?

Best wishes.
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Old April 1, 2014, 02:57 PM   #11
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To buy powder at Friendship you have to be a member of the NMLRA and at times you have to order it in advance.

Call 812-667-5131 for details.
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