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JW 07-07-2020 05:27 PM

What's your Go to Black Powder
I haven't tried that many brands of Black powder and I'm getting low.

So what is your favorite Black powder and why?*
I'm not looking for BP Substitutes. I've got 2. Cant use them for this rifle.


Fyrstyk54 07-08-2020 05:26 AM

I like to by American when I can so it is Goex for me or Old Enysford (made by Goex). There are cheaper BPs on the market, but Goex has always worked for me, and all my muzzleloaders have loads that I worked up using Goex, so I don't want to change.

bronko22000 07-08-2020 05:34 AM

Goex FFg for .50 and up and Goex FFFg for my .45
Forgot to add the why! Because its readily available here and like the previous post I have all my sidelocks sighted in using it.

JW 07-08-2020 09:40 AM

Thank you gents.


arcticap 07-08-2020 12:04 PM

Swiss Null B is considered to be the fastest priming powder.
There is Swiss 4F that's sold by the lb., and then there's Null B which is sold in a 1/2 lb. container.
It's reputed to be made from the factory floor sweepings which makes it super fine and super fast.

hunters_life 07-08-2020 06:22 PM

I primarily hunt with and shoot front loaders and have for the last 40 years or so. The last 25+ years have been mainly with Swiss going down the tube. The main reason is it's consistency. Goex just never did even stay in the game when it came to consistency until they came out with the Olde Enysford which I just tested again a few weeks ago. It's actually the closest to Swiss as I have seen but it doesn't beat it. But according to where you live, Swiss can be a bit tough to find.

JW 07-09-2020 05:51 AM

Thanks for that review.

From my past reading I ordered 2f Goex and 2f Old Edsford as Graf and sons had it in stock.

I almost bought 2f Swiss too.

I have 2 Hawkens and then my Sharps I need to finally shoot.

I'll let you know my outcome.

Idaholewis 07-10-2020 05:56 AM

Swiss 2F has outperformed EVERYTHING Else i have tried, No Comparison.

JW 07-11-2020 03:47 PM

I almost bought Swiss.

I did try Pyrodex RS which caused hangfires.
I'm awaiting my Grafs Goex and Old Ensford to come.
I used Skockeys Gold 2F.
No problem the Sharps 54 fired everytime and I got it dialed in at 25 yds.
I need to get to 50.

GoexBlackhorn 08-07-2020 06:40 PM

Goex FFF
Want to try Swiss FF. I think I finally found a local place about 50 miles away that sells Swiss.

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