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#7194164 - 06/10/18 04:41 PM Blackpowder
lms Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 377
Loc: Blooming Grove TX
Has any one made there own black powder for hunting and target practice?

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#7196360 - 06/13/18 04:29 AM Re: Blackpowder [Re: lms]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/16
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Loc: East of Dallas
I see on forums where some guys do this, but unless a guy really shoots a lot of it....I doubt it would amount to a great savings. Seems to me like a lot of work ( and some danger) for the small end result.

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#7196754 - 06/13/18 02:11 PM Re: Blackpowder [Re: Old Stony]
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Grayson County
Originally Posted By: Old Stony
I see on forums where some guys do this, but unless a guy really shoots a lot of it....I doubt it would amount to a great savings. Seems to me like a lot of work ( and some danger) for the small end result.


A friend of mine made it once years ago. He said it wasn't worth the hassle or the worry.

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#7196937 - 06/13/18 05:31 PM Re: Blackpowder [Re: lms]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/27/15
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Loc: Blooming Grove TX
I'm making some for myself, made my own ball mill that will double as a brass tumbler, I got the cost of mading my powder down to about $5.00 a pound not including time.

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#7205651 - 06/22/18 09:36 PM Re: Blackpowder [Re: lms]
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Registered: 03/15/13
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Loc: Dallas
I recently bought a cap and ball revolver ... a Pietta made Colt 1851 Navy. It's a blast to shoot but probably wouldn't work for hunting. I definitely intend to purchase a percussion rifle later this year to hunt with. Yes, you have to be a lot more fastidious about cleaning but it's a fun alternative. If I can handle percussion then perhaps down the road there's a flintlock in my future.

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#7205690 - 06/22/18 09:53 PM Re: Blackpowder [Re: lms]
lms Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/27/15
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Yes they are fun to shoot, have a H&R Huntsman that I hunt with but plan on getting a flintlock soon.

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