All I can add is be prepared for Hazmat charges. The last time I ordered stuff to fire my cannon the Hazmat charges were $30So I want to order some powder, caps, lead, etc. Any suggestions on where and what to buy? The last powder I purchased was years ago and it was Goex But now I see Swiss and Schetzen available, and Goex "Ode Eynsford".
The recent 4-wing CCI musket caps are mainly for re-enactors. Their blast is too weak for reliable ignition for shooting/hunting.For reenacting purposes I prefer Goex powder and RWS (German) caps. The old 6 wing CCI caps got a bad rap in the reenacting world for coming apart and hitting the guy next in line in the face. I hear they are improved but haven't used them myself.
I haven't tried it but there is a brand known as JACK'S BATTLE POWDER.
Q: Would temporary storage in a zip-lock bag help keep the powder in my flask dry??
I'm not worried about mold or whatever----it will just clump up. Probably not enough moisture to create a mis-fire. It is just a routine I started and have always used. If I came back with a powder Horn that was half full, I would put it in a baggie. One of the habits I picked up from my wife--who uses tons of baggies and paper towels.I don't know about that. If there's moisture in the air when you put it in the back its just gonna get sealed in with the powder.
I've used a lock box for years, with a little discreet modification involving rubber where it closes, and have never had powder ruined.
Yes, 25 lbs would last a long long time lol. One of the reasons I haven't ordered yet.When I come home from shooting I usually empty the flask back into the can it came out of and re-seal it. That black powder can eat up the inside of a brass or copper flask. G I ammo boxes are good for storing and transporting powder cans. I have an old refridgerator that still has a good seal around the door, the old motor just gave up the ghost so I don't plug it in. Must have a dozen cans in her maybe more
Yep, remember Jack's Powder Keg. The Beaumont group bought from him. Talked to him on the phone and seemed like a nice guy. Best way to buy powder is by the case. Order on line. 25 pounds goes a long way.
I like Remington too. Good ignition and easy to remove if you have to cross a fence with a loaded gun. The older Remingtons seem to be weaker. I bought some at a garage sale. Still sealed but didn't seem to have the "umph" that the newer batches have. Still went "bang" so I keep those for practice and plinkingI like the Remingtons as they are a little longer
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