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Blackhorn 209 powder

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I was told it is not legal as a black powder substitute.  After shooting it I would agree it makes very little smoke and is essentially a smokeless powder.  

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3 minutes ago, Still hand Bill said:

I was told it is not legal as a black powder substitute.  After shooting it I would agree it makes very little smoke and is essentially a smokeless powder.  

I agree from the DuckDuckGo internet searches I found that it produces very little smoke do much so that rangers that ban black powered allow it.

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Blackhorn 209 is NOT SASS legal. It is a duplex powder and duplex powders are not legal in any category.

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Any combination of smokeless and blackpowder (so called duplex loads) is specifically prohibited in ANY category.  (e.g., Blackhorn 209).

SHB p.28

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If you want to shoot a BP substitute try either American Pioneer Powder or 777.  I would stay away from Pyrodex causes guns to rust very quickly.  @Scarlett  Scarlett Darling sells APP (which I shoot and recommend for a sub), here's her website  https://bulletsbyscarlett.com

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3 hours ago, Tequila Shooter said:

If you want to shoot a BP substitute try either American Pioneer Powder or 777.  I would stay away from Pyrodex causes guns to rust very quickly.  @Scarlett  Scarlett Darling sells APP (which I shoot and recommend for a sub), here's her website  https://bulletsbyscarlett.com

X 2 for APP, good stuff!   SCJ

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I have used 777 in the past but went back to Goex FF. Nothing like the real thing. 

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On 4/25/2020 at 2:55 AM, Tequila Shooter said:

If you want to shoot a BP substitute try either American Pioneer Powder or 777.  I would stay away from Pyrodex causes guns to rust very quickly.  @Scarlett  Scarlett Darling sells APP (which I shoot and recommend for a sub), here's her website  https://bulletsbyscarlett.com

I have read before on the wire from others that Pyrodex is bad for many reasons.  I shot Pyrodex Cartridge for years in my 45-70 Trapdoor with no issues.  Is the rusting issue maybe due to you living in Mississippi and I'm in Montana, very low humidity in this state.

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1 minute ago, Jeb Stuart #65654 said:

I have read before on the wire from others that Pyrodex is bad for many reasons.  I shot Pyrodex Cartridge for years in my 45-70 Trapdoor with no issues.  Is the rusting issue maybe due to you living in Mississippi and I'm in Montana, very low humidity in this state.

 

Could be, I never thought of it that way.  And you're right about the humidity, sometimes folks don't believe it when I tell'em that we can have 100% humidity and no rain.  I'm just glad I haven't started to rust :o :D

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2 minutes ago, Tequila Shooter said:

 

Could be, I never thought of it that way.  And you're right about the humidity, sometimes folks don't believe it when I tell'em that we can have 100% humidity and no rain.  I'm just glad I haven't started to rust :o :D

Was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, I am familiar with humidity, one big reason I now live out West:D

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