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Old April 14, 2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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Black Powder prices...

I was into BP pretty heavy in the early 90's, until 2010 or so (very expensive Divorce). Unfortunately sold off most of them under duress. Dust has settled and I have my life back. Getting back into it and checking out my stock, I had a METAL can, 1 pound of Goex FFFG, purchased new at Kittery Trading post around 1992, sticker said $9.49. Today, I was at the Trading post again checking out used BP rifles and I decided to pick up a new can. What a wake up call!! First off, same powder, one pound of Goex, FFFG, but the container was PLASTIC. Yup, plastic. 2nd, the price? $29.99!!! I feel like Rip van Winkle waking up to a new world. What are you guys paying for a pound of GOEX FFFG where you live???
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Old April 14, 2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the world of $16 minimum wage! Last place I checked a pound was $27 but throwing in with a couple of buddy’s we bought a case at just shy of $10 a pound. It keeps fine and if I needed money I’m sure I could sell it years from now.
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Old April 14, 2019, 07:16 PM   #3
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Making my own bp, and using subs like 777 and pyrodex.
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Old April 15, 2019, 05:15 AM   #4
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Oliver: Where did you find a case price of just shy of $10 a pound? inquiring minds want to know.
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Old April 15, 2019, 09:57 AM   #5
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Powder Inc. about a year ago. We bought two cases.
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Old April 15, 2019, 05:38 PM   #6
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I feel fortunate to have gotten a half full 16 oz. can of 3F for free from my neighbor, manufacture date of 03-91, so i could shoot my "wall hanger".
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Old April 15, 2019, 08:17 PM   #7
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In the '60s was paying $2/lb. at the local sport shop. Was 17 years old and ordered a 15 lb. drum, delivered to our door and cost about $1/lb.
Think min. wage was about $1.75/hr, but the recent price jump in powder and ammo doesn't seem justified/
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Old April 15, 2019, 11:55 PM   #8
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In the early 60s, I bought my powder and caps from an old gunsmith who had a small shop. The price of a pound of 2 or 3 F DuPont was 75 cents and a tm pf 100 Remington caps was 25 cents. I still have one of the cans with the price asked on it with a grease pencil as well as some of the cap tins. Yep - prices are a bit more now but let's face it . . . . so are the wages. I think the last that I bought of Goex was around $19 / pound - I can see why some have gotten interested in making their own.
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Old April 16, 2019, 08:57 AM   #9
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I don't remember having cap jams on my Replica Arms 1860 Army with those brass Italian caps either.
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Old April 16, 2019, 03:14 PM   #11
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I used to buy Dupont at $1.00 a pound. Now, the only way I buy powder is to order it by the case for a "savings". The stuff seems to go up in price yearly.
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