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Black powder stuff- best place to buy?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by U201492, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Larry here. I've got a reproduction "Hawkin" black powder and I need to pick up all the tooling for it- black powder, horn, "possibles bag", etc. Where's the best place to get this stuff? Thank you
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It seems Sportsman's and even Bi-Mart usually has BP or the like and caps and stuff. I'd call first though. For a horn or measure, I like the CVA flask measure.
    I think it comes with a couple nipples that you can file down to what you want if you want. They used to sell those in all the stores that'd carry reloading supplies.
    Oh, and for a possibles bag, surplus stores usually carry old German gasmask bags of various sizes and shapes.
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    our Sportsmans' in Vancouver has more than our Bimarts do,real bp is heavily regulated and hard to find.Our bimart hs plenty of bp subs on hand tho.And some round ball and hunting bullets,etc.

    If you get down this way there is a heck of a little shop on the Oregon side of the river,East of Portland.It looks like he will ship.

    Muzzleloading and More

    It's a real neat place to visit,and I have bought real bp there.
     
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    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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  5. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to thank each of you- those are some great suggestions! :)
     
  6. Marine Airedale

    Marine Airedale Central Oregon Coast Member

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    If you go with a metering flask like the photograph above do not load the rifle directly from the flask ... having all of that black powder above the barrel, with a potential spark in the barrel is a recipe for disaster.

    Good luck with the front loader. I have been shoving patched round balls and minnies from the front for 40 years. Once you smell the black you will never go back.

    Also, if you want to do the mail order route on some of your gear. Besides the Emporium in Springfield, take a look at Buffalo Arms in Idaho, they do allot of cartridge black powder but have allot of things for a front stuffer!
     
  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Muzzleloading and More

    Bob is a good guy and often has some very interesting, and original firearms for sale.
     
  8. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And, I might note, one of the few places in the Metro area where you can actually buy true Black Powder.
     
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  9. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    An' that'd be a Hawken, Pilgrim.
     
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    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    there is a black powder shop in Courbet goggle them ,they have what you need
     
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    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  12. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Getting real black is kinda've a pain these days as ATF has classed it as an explosive, which puts pretty strict limits on quantities available at most retailers (max 5lbs in a magazine!). However there are some very good, high quality black powder substitutes available, my personal favorite is american pioneer, IMHO it's better than real black, as while it produces smoke it doesn't tend to be anywhere near as corrosive as RB, and it loads gr for gr with BP. Hodgdon has triple 7 and pyrodex, both of which are totally inferior products compared to AP. T7 doesn't work unless the compression is right, and pyrodex still has all the same negative benefits of running BP. AP is a pleasure to work with, the smoke isn't as aggrivating as T7 (I think I'm allergic to it), and T7 is about 30% more power per grain.
     
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    Stump Westeren Washington New Member

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    Sunbirds down in Lewis county has a lot of black powder supplies. Powder, lead ect.
     
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    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    VONBOYD Portland, OR Member

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  16. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Muzzle loading and more. In trout dale,or
    I found it on the Internet real nice guy he runs his shop in a barn next to his house.
    Stacy