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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by frontiergander, Aug 24, 2018.

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  1. frontiergander

    frontiergander Member

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    Bought 3lbs of it today and at the store, shook it and felt that each had had something solid inside. All 3 cans had to be dumped out one at a time and the powder broken apart.
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  2. drobs

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    Don't leave that sitting out on the counter if you have cats in the house.
    Now if only you had a cannon.
     
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    raccoon poop lol should be ok id call them see what they say have used that powder before and like it ?
     
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    What store did you buy it at?
    I'd be curious and check the date code on the can if I found that.
    If it was more than a year old I might solicit said store for reparation depending on how reputable they are.
    I have no personal experience with Black MZ, however most black powder substitutes have much shorter shelf life than Real Black Powder especially in less than ideal conditions.
    I would expect it to do fine in a sealed can though. Maybe that is normal for Black MZ, but I wouldn't think so.
     
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    Oh Lord don't start. He already says this powder looks as big as kitty litter.:fire: The MZ powder I bought from Sportsmans Warehouse was not lumped up like that. I wouldn't be happy about it either.
     
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    Holy cow!! It does look like kitty litter :what:.
     
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    I'd break it up and shoot it. I'm sure it's just fine.
     
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    I have several pounds of old APP. I have a stiff brass wire bent to be a lump buster that I chuck into my cordless drill. A few seconds or so and it is back to new.
     
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    I wouldn't hold that stuff in my hand while I do that or keep it in front of my face in large amounts.

    I would separate the lumps and put the rest of the good stuff back in the jar and BREAK UP SMALL AMOUNTS AT A TIME ONLY OF THE CLUMPED POWDER. This stuff from what I heard ignites almost as easily as black powder and I suspect a static charge may be enough to do it.
     
  10. darkcloud

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    Back in the jar and shake it up. It will be fine. I have some GEOX FFFg that lumped in my horn. Poured out the loose stuff and gave it a good shake.Back to its normal granulation and shoots fine. It 20 years old or more Unlees yah dropped a cup of coffee in the can drinking java and readin the paper it will be fine.
     
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    yeah static electricity doesnt come close to setting this stuff off lol.
     
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    I've had a few cans like that. It's one of its downsides.
    On the plus side, just bust em up and your back in business.
     
  13. frontiergander

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    I shot some yesterday at 100 yards, 80gr volume, 250gr real, lubed felt wad. 3 shots. The final shot in the bullseye was with its normal 80gr Pyrodex P load. This is my dads hunting load ( 80gr Pyro P ) and I will stick with that. I mostly just wanted the Black MZ to save my pyrodex and my beloved goex.
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    i seen the mz for 9.99/pound if i find any id like to get some. looks like the mv is lower the say ffg?
     
  15. frontiergander

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    FFg yes, but compared to other powders, its coarser than Cannon powder lol.
     
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    Pours fine out of my horn even though it is a bit course. Hole is bored in the end with a 1/4" drill.
     
  17. frontiergander

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    yeah a powder horn is all i recommend for this powder and others like it.
     
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