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There are a lot of online marketers of black powder supplies. do a google search for several that have the best prices. Just remember that there is a hefty haz-mat fee for powder and primers added to the cost before shipping. It's the same fee for 1# or 20# of powder, so order as much as you can store safely, along with a good supply of caps. I would look around locally first, if you have a cabela's close. Or call some gun shops. Many don't stock black powder anymore becuz of the restrictions, but do stock BP substitutes. Triple777 is pretty good. cleans up with water, too. Not as corrosive as BP, but still needs to be cleaned up after shooting. A lot of good guns have been ruined by guys that neglected their guns after shooting. BP residue can rust a gun in a day or two. It is hydrophilic, meaning it pulls moisture out of the air. But you probably already knew that. If you only want black powder, you'll probably have to suck up the haz-mat fee and order it. Some clubs store their black powder in magazines at their ranges, but you will never get them to sell it to a non-member. Joining may be a fun option. Good luck.
 

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Powder Inc. is the best place online to buy powder with a five pound minimum. The hazmat is figured into the price.

Track of the Wolf and The Possibles Shop are two other places to buy other supplies.
 

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Moose milk, a 50/50 mix of water soluble machinist oil and water. Great patch lube and also for swabbing out the barrel. Like Hawg said, beeswax and Crisco for a bullet lube. Mutton tallow works good also but is hard to find and expensive. I also like TC Bore Butter.
 

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dont use crisco in a firearm. its all just vegetable oil which will gunm up your firearm with nearly unremovable residue. crisco used to be beef lard now its a corn based solid.

look for a block of real lard if your going that route just dont use crisco
 

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Although its not necessary to use a patch before the ball. It will help soften the fouling, and keep your barrel cleaner.
I mostly use lube pills.
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No, but a Wonder Wad is advised if not a ring of Butter Flavored Crisco around the inside where the bullet meets the cylinder.

Why do I use Butter Flavored? You can use it as the excuse when you lick things at the range, and when you shoot the place smells like popcorn! Well, OK, maybe not Butter Flavored if any Crisco at all...
 
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