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Old 09-28-2013, 12:18 AM   #21
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i load mine with 20-30 depending on the mood . good luck finding black power sudtute power is all i can find around here but it works just fine


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Just don't forget to clean your gun thoroughly after shooting (not a week or month later, immediately ). A by product of black powder is sulfuric acid (once it absorbs moisture) . I'm sure you can imagine what that will do to a gun if left untreated.


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I have to get BP from W VA.
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Just don't forget to clean your gun thoroughly after shooting (not a week or month later, immediately ). A by product of black powder is sulfuric acid (once it absorbs moisture) . I'm sure you can imagine what that will do to a gun if left untreated.
You ever try the dishwasher method? I am considering it.
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You ever try the dishwasher method? I am considering it.
I found that sink washing works well, just make sure your final rinse is hot water.
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i load mine with 20-30 depending on the mood . good luck finding black power sudtute power is all i can find around here but it works just fine
No black powder around here. When I asked all I get is a chuckle. There are plenty of substitutes, though. Today was the first time I've shot a muzzleloader in over 40 years. So I've forgotten what real black powder was like. I do remember a distinct odor that wasn't noticeable today. I have been watching some youtube videos on how to make black powder. I'm thinking about giving it a try and see how it works out.
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No black powder around here. When I asked all I get is a chuckle. There are plenty of substitutes, though. Today was the first time I've shot a muzzleloader in over 40 years. So I've forgotten what real black powder was like. I do remember a distinct odor that wasn't noticeable today. I have been watching some youtube videos on how to make black powder. I'm thinking about giving it a try and see how it works out.
Nope can't say I have. With my rifle I use a bucket of hot water with dawn dish soap. Stick the barrel in the bucket and use cleaning jag and patch like a plunger. It sucks the hot soapy water through the nipple and up out of the barrel and scrubs at the same time. Then I do it again with just hot water. Dry off the barrel and run an alcohol patch down it. Then oil patch.

Making black powder is extremely dangerous. Many people have died doing it. I don't recommend it. People call me crazy, I know how to make black powder but I have never attempted it.
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some joker was in the news just last week. he was mixing black power for fire works then bang blew off both hands
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You ever try the dishwasher method? I am considering it.
Not in the dishwasher, but I do take the wood off of my Remington and chunk the whole thing into the sink with hot water and dish soap.

I wood be worried about my bluing if I used the dishwasher, and I am not allowed to put anything in the dishwasher, except dishes.

I am also not allowed to dry my black powder cartridge cases tumbling them in the clothes dryer, that's for clothes.

I am also not allowed to put my Remington in the oven, that's for our food.

But I do that one anyway. Lowest possible temp setting, 10-15 min., then oil her up.

Have had my Remington more than 20 years with no rust. Have had a wife for thirty-three years to help me know what the correct use of household appliances are, no divorce.

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some joker was in the news just last week. he was mixing black power for fire works then bang blew off both hands
excellent point. I knew there was a good reason for using black powder substitute.


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