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Beautiful spring day

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Vermonter, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Vermonter

    Vermonter Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Put 5 cylinders through my ROA this evening. Stock cylinder with 40g of 777 under round balls. No cleaning between, went bang every time with Remington caps.

    Nice sunset. Was pleased to see the new dog doesn't bark at gunfire. Sorry no pics.
  2. kbbailey

    kbbailey Senior Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    South Eastern Illinois
    Yea, I shot 6 cyl of 5 shots each through my '58 not long ago. I was using 24 gr 777 3f under .454 cast balls. I only swabbed the barrel for accuracy between cyl's.....very little fouling. No misfires, no problems. I am new to 777, and I like it. It makes me want to pour my Pyrodex P in the ditch.

    Is 'real' bp .....Goex, Swiss, etc....better than 777?
  3. mykeal

    mykeal Mentor

    Sep 9, 2006
    777 will, over time, develop a 'crud' ring in the chamber that takes a bit of effort to remove. And it's sensitive to compression - sensitive in that it is inconsistent if over compressed. It also smokes less, which is a personal issue - some people like that and some don't. It's significantly more expensive most places. Pluses are that it's hotter, cleans 'easier' (I don't really agree with that, but it's the popular line) and takes less powder to get a given result, although that's really just another way of saying it's hotter.

    So, 'better'? No, just different.

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