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Grafs Fg vs FFg - it all goes BOOM!


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Well crap! 

 

Grafs is out of Grafs FFg and FFFg!  Also Goex.  MidwayUSA is out of most black powder also.  I stopped in at Grafs (in Mexico Mo) this morning to see by chance they had any in their stash. No.  So I got a pound of Grafs FG. 

 

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The difference is hardly noticeable.  I shot 18 shots a bit ago and I expected,  all went boom.

 

Two observations, 

 

1) It was harder to get it to run through the powder flask.  I had to do a lot of shaking.  I learned to feel the valve cut powder on closing. 

 

2) It seemed to compress more.  The same charge seemed to leave the ball seated lower than FFg. I  tried the new capsules.   I found the full capsule brought the ball up near the top when seated.

 

 

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And, not that it probably matters, but in revolvers especially it will give lower velocities.

 

good luck, GJ

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I just bought 5lbs of 2Fg from Graf’s yesterday, what is there some kind of run on BP now??  I got an email from Midway today about their BP sales event and when I checked the only powder they had was Cannon.  

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Yes, the new Graf's Black Powder is made by Goex.  Older Graf's Black Powder was imported by Schuetzen Powder Energetics, Inc. and manufactured be Wano Schwarzpulver GmbH in Germany.

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1 hour ago, John Boy said:

I called Graf & Sons ... was told their powder is relabeled Goex

 

You can read that on the lower right of the can label. (Zoom in)

 

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50 minutes ago, Warden Callaway said:

 

You can read that on the lower right of the can label. (Zoom in)

 

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Ok you made your point...now get back to building your grips.  :P :D

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