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Reenactor Black powder

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Are the various reenactor black powders alright for use in 44-40 cartridges and 12ga shells?  Looking to start shooting Frontier Cartridge and a friend who no longer shoots has some to give me.  Is it worth messing with?

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Yes,  it all goes BANG!

 

 

 

 

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If you encounter some hard to knock down sg targets you may need to increase your loads a little. On the plus side you get a lot more flame and smoke.

kR

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That's all I use in my shotgun and have used it in my 44-40 & 45s with no issue; though I do prefer FFFg in those.

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Goex Reenactor powder is 1Fg grade akin to blasting powder.  Proper powder for shotgun reloads but FFFg powder is proper powder for 44-40 caliber reloads.  Will Fg shot ok in 44-40 .. yes but is going to be on the Smokey side

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Years ago I loaded Skirmish which was/is a reenactor powder. I even loaded it in 38 Spl along with 44 WCF, 45 Colt and 44 Russian and in 12 gauge. Worked great for our game.

 

I just checked and Powder Inc. is selling Skirmish again. May have to order some!!

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I just checked and Powder Inc. is selling Skirmish again.

Bull, Skirmish is plain old blasting powder in a 'pretty' Goex container

 

Goex Skirmish Fg (Lot Mar 1989)

12 Mesh - 37 % Hold

14 Mesh - 25 % Hold

20 Mesh - 37 % Hold

30 Mesh - 02 % Hold

40 Mesh - 00 %

Total - 100%

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If you would like to see what a 44-40 looks like at night shootin reenactor powder go to the Memphis Gunslingers site and look for an old guy wearin a coyote skin cap look for the applications. There is a pic of Black powder nite shoot fromGunfight in Dixie XV. That's me shootin my 66.

kR

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