Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Dec 29, 2013.
Where can I get a few pounds of Black in Salem?
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.
Subs don't work so well in flintlocks...
Got it! I have heard this before.
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
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
Ole's is by appointment now.
try using pyrodex P in your flint lock.
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.
I'm going to need a source of BP for my Canon (when I actually get one). Good thread!
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,
Sulfur, Salt Peter (potassium nitrate) and charcoal and a motor and pestal.
Local Biological and chemical supply house.
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.
Thanks! I'll look into that.
I'm probably going to get a BP canon or mortar with my upcoming bonus.
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