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Offline Dellbert

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Re: Black powder for cap and ball revolver - ffG or fffG
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2019, 12:11:06 PM »
I been wanting to try Black Mz but couldn't find it anywhere.
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Re: Black powder for cap and ball revolver - ffG or fffG
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2019, 01:02:17 PM »
Thanks Hawg, Pustic and Cap'n. One other question do you leave powder in your powder flask or do you pour it back into the original can?

Being a little late to the thread,  Unless you're shooting bull's-eye competition, you will find no difference between ffg and fffg BP.  You probably won't notice any difference between BP and T7 or Pinnacle either.

I use Colt style pistol flasks for my fffg BP and an old powder horn for ffg BP for my .54 Tryon Rifle.  Never had a problem or instance of clumping in either. Now, APP is a whole new ballgame, it clumps in the original sealed container as would Pinnacle. Never had a clumping problem with T7; but I only use it for cartridges so it doesn't see the inside of a flask.
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Re: Black powder for cap and ball revolver - ffG or fffG
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2019, 02:03:48 PM »
I been wanting to try Black Mz but couldn't find it anywhere.

Hi Dell - The Sportsman’s Warehouse chain carries BMZ for ten bucks a pound.  The SW store I use carries T7 and Pyrodex too.  No Real Black to be found anywhere around here - absolutely nowhere.

They often run out of useful subs but reup within a week or ten days so I suggest that you ring em up before you drive.

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Re: Black powder for cap and ball revolver - ffG or fffG
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2019, 08:17:18 PM »
Hi, I have seen many internet references that Black Mz has been discontinued by the manufacture. Existing inventory is being sold for very low price, see:

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/muzzleloader-black-powder-guns-equipment-supplies/powder-primers/alliant-black-mz-muzzleloader-powder/p/1318670

I have studied many different BP and BP substitutes and find Black Mz to be a superior substitute powder in BP revolvers for many reasons. Black Mz makes lots of smoke, is easy to ignite, and is the least corrosive of any BP sub.

Don't let the low price for a premium BP sub pass you by. Get it while you can, you will not be sorry.

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Re: Black powder for cap and ball revolver - ffG or fffG
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2019, 12:36:28 PM »
Gillette's close.. if it made sense... this amazing opportunity I moved over for is about to blow up in my face, and leave me hosed... If this goes well, as opposed to not well? I may bomb over there tomorrow or Wednesday.
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