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    I actually enjoy cleaning my rifle after a day in the field. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian joe View Post
    oooooh you are careful! ......Still.... the two litres of gas in your lawnmower tank is at least as big a hazard as a closed can of blackpowder in the same place - open the can of powder and take the cap of the gas tank still no appreciable difference - I would back the powder as marginally safer at that point - drop a match in either and they gonna go whooosh and set fire to the joint - if the mower tank happens to be almost empty you gonna have pieces of aluminium and plastic embedded in the walls as a memento. If the blackpowder container is strong enough and has a small lid it will do the same.
    Dang! Now I'll have to stop using gasoline to clean my guns, worse yet is the Ed's Red with Acetone recipe. Sorry guys, just had to pull that big chain hanging down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dvedw View Post
    I actually enjoy cleaning my rifle after a day in the field. Click image for larger version. 

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    I don't mind that either, gets me out of the house and guarantees that wife won't be around for awhile to come up with new chores for me. Peace and quiet...ahhhh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtire View Post
    Dang! Now I'll have to stop using gasoline to clean my guns, worse yet is the Ed's Red with Acetone recipe. Sorry guys, just had to pull that big chain hanging down.

    Ya get the point though - we spook at one thing and too casual with another - nobody thinks twice about filling up at the gas station - just think how easy that could go wrong and how bad the result would be - or someone leaves a propane stove on and unlit in a house till the gas finds the space heater pilot light in the loungeroom. That can of Goex is lookin purtier by the minute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian joe View Post
    Ya get the point though - we spook at one thing and too casual with another - nobody thinks twice about filling up at the gas station - just think how easy that could go wrong and how bad the result would be - or someone leaves a propane stove on and unlit in a house till the gas finds the space heater pilot light in the loungeroom. That can of Goex is lookin purtier by the minute!
    Yep, some things that we take for granted can turn around and kill us!

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    firstly, that ain't real black powder, it's just yet another version of smokeless. if yer gun is a trad ml, and not some zip gun, i'd always recommend using real black powder over that substitute cr@p. any black powder will do just fine, from goex to swiss and all those other flavors in between. i like swiss for my trad ml's and bpcr guns. to each their own, it's all good.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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