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Old 09-27-2012, 01:40 PM
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I love this powder. Is it still being sold. Does anyone know where I can order it?
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:42 PM
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Is that the old Alliant Black Mag? If it is they have it under Black MZ now and I haven't found a rifle yet that likes it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:00 PM
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Black Mag powder is gone; probably forever. In May, 1910 the MDM Black Mag powder plant blew up and burned up killing two workers. This was after a previous accident killed another worker. OSHA fined Black Mag over one million dollars for safety violations. The owner of Black Mag surrendered his license to manufacture explosives and signed a statement to never manufacture powder.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:53 PM
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My brother and I bought 4 bottles of it about 2 and half years ago. My brother never liked it in his long range hunter. I love it in my mk85. Other then clump a little bit if it sits more then a couple of months I have not had any problems with it. After my stash of powder is gone I will be probably going back to triple 7. I have done searches online to see if I can find a store that may still have some bm3 but no luck.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:29 PM
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It was Arco Black Mag 2. They came out with a Black Mag 3 and then had an explosion at the factory. It was really great stuff. I think I have
enough to get through this season but I always like to have extra.
I have looked high and low and it looks like it is off everyones shelves now. Guess I will have to make the switch to the buckhorn 209 that everyone is talking about. Thanks to everyone that replied!

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:33 AM
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Its a real shame Alliant didn't just buy the rights to the older BlackMag3 powder instead of slightly "improving" the APP/Shockley powder.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:47 AM
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the last formulation was Black mag3. it was a non clump formula. they even sold a finer pan version for flintlocks. i was lucky to get some. i gotta imagine the stuff will be bought out and made by someone. maybe if a patent runs out someone will make the stuff again. its my favorite caplock powder.i could go a whole season (2 or 3 months) without a major cleaning of my gun.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by liquidorange View Post
the last formulation was Black mag3. it was a non clump formula. they even sold a finer pan version for flintlocks. i was lucky to get some. i gotta imagine the stuff will be bought out and made by someone. maybe if a patent runs out someone will make the stuff again. its my favorite caplock powder.i could go a whole season (2 or 3 months) without a major cleaning of my gun.
Actually the latest formulation was Black Mag' XP. Black Mag' 3 was introduced back in the 2003-2004 time frame.
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