Need to change powder - Advice appreciated in SASS Wire Posted Monday at 09:59 PM 14 hours ago, Painted Mohawk SASS 77785 said: And if ya' get real stuck Bear [ gunna' whisper this cos' otheres will say 'no way ' ]...go to Combat Simulations in Lithgow..ask them if they have any black blasting powder, hunks of F' powder some as big as your finger nail, should come in a sausage bag shape & 2 1 / 2 kg's [touch over 5 LB ] ..when you get it home wet down & crush up with a wooden mallet..have it like play dough ..not to soft -not to wet..use some pure alcohol [ isiprocol ] if you like but not a necessity, make a ball in your hands when it's 3/ 4 dry press & rub it thru a wire kitchen sieve into a container..will come out as small clumps & flakes. When dry it's a goer !! They may not have it down there..Combat Simulations in Helidon Queensland is only 40 mins from my home & they have some. I've done this procedure with no problems as when you wet BP it becomes inert. Makes 'Penty smoke & performs well. The price here is $ 100 including GST. Not everyones cup of tea but will get you shooting..iffin' you want to use BP. As an example speaking in grains ..I use 17 for 44-40 & 20 for C & B. I don't use it a lot as I have ample smokeless & Wano BP , if stuck though I would not hesitate to use . I have a good supply presently Mohawk, a few blokes are sourcing from a pyro company in Wollongong I've heard. They've made it really hard for many gunshops to qualify to be able to store smokeless and BP on the premises.