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Old 12-30-2013, 02:33 AM   #1
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I bought the last 4, 1lb. cans of Pyrodex RS Wal-Mart had on the shelf yesterday...................I was getting a little low, I was down ta 2 lbs............

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What do you shoot with that? That is a Black Powder substitute right?

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What do you shoot with that? That is a Black Powder substitute right?
blackpowder rifles. you can go through a pound pretty quick with a bp rifle
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Cap & Ball !...............
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I like the Triple 7 for Percussion revolvers. In the ROA shooting .457 caliber 255 grs. bullets it can turn some impressive ballistics.

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I like the Triple 7 for Percussion revolvers. In the ROA shooting .457 caliber 255 grs. bullets it can turn some impressive ballistics.
can you tell me if Triple 7 has a shelf life? My friend told me that it starts to goes bad at 3 years.
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I have never had an issue with shelf life. Smokeless powder such as Triple 7 should have a life of 30 years. Many shooters do not understand the sensitive nature of Triple 7 and compression.
Triple 7 unlike BP should not be heavily compressed. The percussion caps such as the new Remington number 11 makes a big difference in ignition. The flame "Path" in any BP firearm is important. That is why we go to larger granulation as charge volume increases.

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Pyrodex works fine for me, especially when T7 costs almost twice as much. I do likes me some Swiss tho.

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Pyrodex is sh!t and in my area it is two to three times the cost of black powder. As far as I am concerned there is No substitute.

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Pyrodex is sh!t and in my area it is two to three times the cost of black powder. As far as I am concerned there is No substitute.

better judged by twelve than carried by six.

My BP friends around here only use the real "McCoy" as well. I have found it hard to find in the past, but now have connections.
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