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    Friday Night Special Comment
    Gregory Morris, 11/16/07 7:30:37 pm
    Muahahahah! I now have my own evil .50 caliber rifle! Sarah Brady, kiss my ass.

    I just bought a brand-spanking-used .50 caliber bobcat muzzleloader. Fun times. And just so I get picked up by porn search engines, I gotta use the term "smoke pole". Heh.

    So, as soon as I can get to an outdoor range (I think there is one in Lakeland) I'm gonna pick me up some pyrodex and some lead balls, and have a hootin' hollerin' good time.

    [Comments are closed after a month.]

    Re: Friday Night Special
    NMM1AFan, 11/19/07 5:50:36 pm
    Try Triple Seven powder instead, it works better than Pyrodex.

    Regards,
    Re: Friday Night Special
    Gregory Morris, 11/19/07 6:22:52 pm
    Since I'm new to muzzleloading... when you say "better", what exactly do you mean? More reliable? Less fouling? More power? Better burn efficiency? I've looked at a bunch of different products... but my manual only discusses regular FFG black powder, which I'm told converts volume-wise to pyrodex just fine. I'm not sure how the other powders work. I'm also not sure if there is a benefit to going with the "sticks" or "pellets" over plain old powder, except that they are "pre-measured."

    Thoughts?
    Re: Friday Night Special
    NMM1AFan, 11/20/07 7:58:55 pm
    Hi Greg,

    IMHO, Triple Seven exhibits more reliable ignition than Pyrodex. Pyrodex, at least in my experience, has a more perceptible delay in firing, kind of : Click-pause-Boom.

    I'm shooting a .58-cal replica Enfield Musketoon with musket caps, so your experience may be different.

    Regards,
    Re: Friday Night Special
    NMM1AFan, 11/20/07 8:06:02 pm
    Oh, yeah: there's an interesting article on BP and substitutes in the October American Rifleman, some good info.

    Good luck shooting!

    Re: Friday Night Special
    Gregory Morris, 11/22/07 9:34:31 am
    I'll have to see if I can find my October edition... at the time, I didn't have any particular interest in blackpowder... its amazing how easily I'm drawn into new branches of the hobby.

    I'll probably pick up some of a few different powders, and just try them all out (and probably different caps, balls/bullets/sabots, etc. as well.)
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