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09-06-2009, 4:06 PM
09-06-2009, 11:13 PM
I use it for reloading for 577/450 Martini Henry. It can be used as a substitute for any application calling for FF black powder.
09-07-2009, 6:20 AM
I bought some BP substitute to use in a golf ball mortar and was very disappointed. Golf ball would fly maybe 10 yards. Switched over to real BP and with the same charge, 200+ yards. I ended up sticking a long fuse into the remainder of the 1lbs jug of BP substitute and lighting it off.
09-07-2009, 9:04 AM
It's my experence that Pyrodex works better in Cartridge guns that with muzzle loaders, but it needs a lot of compression, about 3/8".Otherwise all you get is a boom, but not a lot of power.And there's the cleaning problem, it MUST be cleaned with water, to dissolbe the salts in it.Hoppe's #9 or smokeless powder cleaners don't work and you get lots of rust in 24 hours or so.I supect that's why people give up on it, you need to clean-up right or you're in trouble. I lost a CVA .32 revolver over this, but i learned.
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