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Thread: How about this powder

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    We just got our first serious rain since June 26 yesterday so the monsoons are coming. I will keep you informed.

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    I tried it in my Lyman and it did not do well, but, that is probably due to my rifle and load. I shoot 450gn PP conicals that do not have any friction when seated. The mfg of BlackMZ suggests a good compressed charge. I can put a veggie wad down and put pressure on the powder charge, but, there is no compression once the bullet is 'gently' seated. So, I get larger groups, ie, 5-6". OK for short range hunting, not so good for me.

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    I've been using it for the last 3 years in my inline. It works fine, I've shot several deer using it. I haven't or would use it in my flintlocks.
    It does burn very clean and clean up is a breeze.
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    FFFg in the pan and under the main charge of substitute?
    I've read that people do that to stretch their more expensive black supply.
    But, I'm leery of duplex loading... probably pointless caution on my part.

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    I have 6 cans and in the end, all of them I had to dump out and gently crush up these huge chunks. Powder is still accurate out to 100 yards but not the same accuracy as with pyrodex. But for $10, I shall keep on buying and shooting!

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    I still haven't had the chance to do the "pile on the porch" test to see how fast the BlackMZ draws out moisture from the air but I did use it in my 50 Cal. sidelock with PRB for the first time after making sure it was ready to hunt with 3f Goex. After three shots in a row without cleaning it was definitely easier to get the third PRB down the bore with the BlackMZ than the first ball just like in the 45 with PRB. It also was again a bit more accurate than with 3F at 41 yards. This is food for thought out in the field since it would reduce what I need to carry in the possibles bag.

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    I will have to give it a try, for $10 why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierMuzzleloading View Post




    I have 6 cans and in the end, all of them I had to dump out and gently crush up these huge chunks. Powder is still accurate out to 100 yards but not the same accuracy as with pyrodex. But for $10, I shall keep on buying and shooting!
    Have you tried dehydrating that stuff??

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check