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What's Your Favorite Powder?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by arcticap, Apr 1, 2011.

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What's your favorite powder and the one that you usually buy?

  1. Goex Black Powder

    51 vote(s)
    46.8%
  2. Swiss Black Powder

    15 vote(s)
    13.8%
  3. Kik Black Powder

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. Wano/Graf/Schutzen Black Powder

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. Diamondback Black Powder

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. Pyrodex

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. Pyrodex Pellets

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. 777

    15 vote(s)
    13.8%
  9. 777 Pellets

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. American Pioneer

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  11. Shockey’s Gold

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. Blackhorn 209

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  13. Pinnacle Powder

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  14. White Hots Pellets

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. arcticap

    arcticap Member

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    ...And the one that you usually buy? :rolleyes:

    Reply if your favorite is homemade black powder!
     
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  2. Busyhands94

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    i wish homemade BP was on there. i like my homemade blackpowder more than anything else.
     
  3. arcticap

    arcticap Member

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    I forgot to include home made black powder.
     
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  4. Oyeboten

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    My Black Powder shooting so far, has been entirely Revolver, and, with the use of 'GOEX', and, some 'DUPONT' from the early 1960s.

    I sent off for some 'Swiss' but have not tried it yet.

    So, I have no basis so far to have a favorite Powder.

    My hunch though, is that I am going to really like the 'Swiss'.


    I hope that those who reply in this Thread, who have experience with Home Made Black Powder, will elaborate a little about it, and, offer some comparisons to how it rates in relation to 'GOEX' or 'Swiss'...and in what application.

    I see no reason why very good Black Powder could not be made at home...and, of course, the more info or testimonials, the more others may be correctly informed about it, and encouraged to make their own, safely and with good results.



    Oh, I did try some 'Blackhorn' or whatever it was, since I had read it being touted.

    It was anaemic and disappointing...and I saw no point in continueing with it.
     
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  5. alsaqr

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    i use Goex Pinnacle powder. Pinnacle was made by APP for Goex. It is more powerful than either APP or JSG. When Hodgdon powder bought out Goex, they stopped selling Pinnacle. i have several cases of 2F and 3F that was bought cheap at a clearance sale.

    APP is now selling JSG Super Powder. A friend has tried it out and he says that it's 3F Pinnacle.
     
  6. Fingers McGee

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    I have used GOEX for years; but, have been using Grafs lately cause I can pick it up at the store and it's cheaper than Goex. Have also tried KIK and Swiss and did not find either one lacking; but KIK isn't available now and Swiss costs more than Grafs.

    Have used Pinnacle in my cartridges till they quit making it.
     
  7. Yarddog

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    I don't shoot my Only BP rifle that much, A bottle of pyrodex RS Ibought 8 yrs ago is still
    going. I shot 1 deer with it this past season ; )
    Y/D
     
  8. Busyhands94

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    i chose triple 7 because i have heard good things about it. however my homemade definitely is the best stuff i have tried. works for just about every purpose i could need a powder for.
     
  9. Texas Moon

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    Voted for Goex.

    No real reason except its the easiest for me to obtain.
     
  10. NAA_Silent

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    777. American Pioneer goes soft to fast for me, and I can't get Goex to save my soul.
     
  11. Oyeboten

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    Oh yes...


    "777"


    I like that one a lot...

    I'd forgotten somehow...
     
  12. scrat

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    Goex then 777
     
  13. Hanshi

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    I've been using Goex for a good while and Dupont before that. I've even used some old Elephant black years ago. Next time I order powder I plan to get a few pounds of Jack's Battle Powder along with more Goes..
     
  14. Shultzhaus

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    Goex for the flintlocks. 777 for the percussion, and the inline. Goex for the revolvers, and sometimes Pyrodex P. APP for the brass frame. Someone gave me a box of pellets, and I fired 2 rounds of a 50, and a 30 together, and put the box away. I'd really rather be able to measure my own loads.
     
  15. Calibre44

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    Swiss No2
     
  16. Mike OTDP

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    I'm shooting a mix. Goex 3F for musket and carbine, Swiss No. 2 (3F) for pistol...but I'm experimenting with Swiss No. 1, as the British are getting good results with it.
     
  17. ontarget

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    Always had much better luck with GOEX than ANY of the subs in my percussion rifles, and also in my revolvers. Never tried Swiss or KIK.
     
  18. Legionnaire

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    I'm a relative newbie, and have thus far only shot Goex. No complaints, and I plan to stick with it for the forseeable future.
     
  19. frontiergander

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    Blackhorn209
     
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  21. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Decades ago I used black because that's all there was. I tried prodex when it came out, but found it just as dirty as black and at least as corrosive. I tried 777 and found it to be the best. Powerful and very clean.
     
  22. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    Curtis & Harvey shot more accurate in my old Ruger Old Army. I used 40 grs
    behind a .465 ball. Won the Nationals in Tempory Master class with it in 1991
    It was sold under Hodgdon name. Still have a couple cans. It's the only powder I shot in the late 60's and all though out the 70's. Won many a match
    with that combo.
     
  23. Kaeto

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    Goex for me.
     
  24. zxcvbob

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    I have half a 1-pound can left of some old stuff I bought over 30 years ago; I think it might be DuPont but it could be Goex.

    Mostly I shoot smokeless, but when I do shoot black it's usually my homemade powder.
     
  25. darkerx

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    I use Swiss 1 (0.25/0.50mm for the size of the particles). Full loads only with .457 RB (either in walker 880 joules , rem58 8" 601 joules, rem58 carbine 18" 954 joules)... its clean, reliable, efficient, historic... I love it.

    Maybe not the cheapest... (50$=1lbs where I live).
     
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