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Buying black powder

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MattMaier, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. MattMaier

    MattMaier Washington Member

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    I've just got into the muzzleloading hobby and I want to use real black powder since I have traditional style percussion guns. Is there any store in Western Washington that sells real black powder?
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. MattMaier

    MattMaier Washington Member

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    I read up on storage requirements though, and RCW 70.74.340 says I can only store five pounds in my residence. has that changed recently or is it just not enforced?
     
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    Beck Goodwin USA New Member

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    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    Muzzleloading and More

    This fellow is in Corbett, OR, just east of Troutdale OR. Don't know where you are in western WA but maybe you can just drive here.
     
  6. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    How much do you need right away?
     
  8. MattMaier

    MattMaier Washington Member

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    Well, right now I've only got the two sidelock pistols and an 1858 Remington. But I have plans for a 20 gauge smoothbore in the near future.
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My 1858 uses about 25-30 grains of powder a round so a lb is 233-280 rounds

    My 50 cal Hawkin uses 70 grains of powder per load (some guys use more) so that 100rds per lb
     
  10. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I buy mine 25lbs at a time from Jack's Powder Keg in Louisiana. I shoot Cannons so it's worth buying it by the case for me. The UPS man will deliver right to your door. As far as my personal preference Goex is the only brand I buy anymore, the synthetics arent worth the trouble.