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Where to get Black Powder in Salem

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get a few pounds of Black in Salem?
     
  2. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I cannot answer that but if you are using it for shooting I would consider making the change to a substitute. I was in a similar situation and was in Bi-Mart one day and saw a can of Pyrodex on the shelf and thought what the heck, time to at least try it. Quite frankly I was pleasantly surprised. It has more 'ummph' than BP and if you do not get to cleaning for a few days it is much more forgiving as it does not start to corrode as quickly. Just my 2c based on personal experience.
     
  3. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Subs don't work so well in flintlocks...
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Got it! I have heard this before.
     
  5. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm unaware of any sources in Salem but the largest black powder gun shop west of the Mississippi just happens to be in Springfield. - The Gun Works Muzzleloading Emporium -

    Joe and Suzi are tops. Granted it is a bit of a drive but well worth it. A gem of a shop. They have Goex, Swiss and who knows what to choose from!

    Hope this helps
     
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  6. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    ole's in salem had it but i dont know if he is still in going but as dan said
    Joe and Suzi are tops at the gunworks
     
  7. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Ole's is by appointment now.
     
  8. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    try using pyrodex P in your flint lock.
     
  9. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Stopped by Gun Works today & picked up some real BP for my flintlock. Wow, that place is amazing and they have a ton of guns, parts, etc. Highly recommended.
     
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  10. Mark-60

    Mark-60 Someplace near Hillsboro Active Member

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    I'm going to need a source of BP for my Canon (when I actually get one). Good thread!
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mark-60 for a Cannon if your going to be using a lot of powder your a lot better off buying it on line from Powder Inc. You can buy a 10lb order with shipping and Haz Mat for a lot less then retail. All that is required is a form be filled out and emailed or faxed to them,
     
  12. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Sulfur, Salt Peter (potassium nitrate) and charcoal and a motor and pestal.
    Local Biological and chemical supply house.
    :buttrock:
     
  13. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Last time I bought powder it was from Jack's Powder Keg in Louisiana, 25 lbs with shipping and hazmat ended up about $12 a pound. Making your own and getting a consistant product is a giant pain, plus slightly dangerous.
     
  14. Mark-60

    Mark-60 Someplace near Hillsboro Active Member

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    Thanks! I'll look into that.

    I'm probably going to get a BP canon or mortar with my upcoming bonus.