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Re: Some BP questions

Post by BigAl52 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:46 am

Never shot any Triple 7. I know is easier for you to come by than black. I have always shot the real stuff. Not as bad to get a hold of here. What do they charge for black and 7 up ur way
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by RanchRoper » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:42 pm

T7 is $40 to $50 a lb. I am picking up 4 lbs of Goex in a couple of weeks. 2f. $40 per lb.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by BigAl52 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:42 pm

That is stiff for BP.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by RanchRoper » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:52 pm

It's not cheap that's for sure. But that 4lbs will give me about 15 lbs of powder total.

Any reason why real BP cannot be kept in a dry metal cabinet with other powders? I want to keep all my powder in the shed and out of the house. Dry, just no heat in winter. Plus the summer temp in the shed is basically what it is outside. So 90F is 90F no matter what. Maybe that's an issue.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by fortyshooter » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:11 pm

Well remember when BP was all there was it was kept in wooden kegs in sheds with whatever the temps were...no A/C back then. Just keep it dry.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by Hatchdog » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:49 am

Can’t speak to black powder but smokeless powder hates heat more than cold. Heat makes smokeless breakdown more quickly.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by mlrifleNY » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:39 pm

Black powder doesn't break down. Hot, cold doesn't matter. Just keep it dry. Mine is stored in a storage shed and I have never had a problem. I have well over a life time supply out there.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 pm

Had a chat with my Uberti dealer today. I bought my 1860, 1885 and revolver from him. He says he can cast all the .490 lead I'd ever want at a reasonable price. Also thinks he can get #11 caps as well. Let's see what he comes up with.



Bonus....my 5 lbs of T7 and .480 lead arrived today! Pick up 4 lbs of Goex in a couple of weeks and then I am stocked up pretty good to run out the clock on the shortages hopefully.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:05 pm

BigAl52 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:46 am
Never shot any Triple 7. I know is easier for you to come by than black. I have always shot the real stuff. Not as bad to get a hold of here. What do they charge for black and 7 up ur way
Try some T7 sometime. Reduce your normal BP load 15% they say.
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Re: Some BP questions

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:02 pm

Ok Ill try some someday and see whats up. Next time Im at the shootin store Ill get me some 3f T7 and shoot it in the pistola
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