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Thread: Swiss "Sporting Powder"?

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    Swiss "Sporting Powder"?

    The "old" Swiss powder is now called "Caviar" and there's a new powder called "Sporting".

    Anyone know the difference?

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    I didn't know about it but looked it up.
    The Buffalo Arms product page says that it's a ball powder that meters better in powder meters.--->>> https://www.buffaloarms.com/1-5-f-sw...wiss1-5fcaviar

    The next thread was very enlightening.
    It mentions the difference between "cracked powder" and "ball powder" and how it helps with metering for BP cartridges:--->>> https://www.shilohrifle.com/forums/v...ic.php?t=22252

    I've read that Goex used to have a black powder named "Cartridge", but didn't realize that the granule shape may have been different.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention or I would have never known about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfd View Post
    The "old" Swiss powder is now called "Caviar" and there's a new powder called "Sporting".

    Anyone know the difference?

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    I don't know what your looking at so I don't want to contradict.

    The old powder is like always, graded corned granules. The new, about 3 years ago, is a spherical powder, harder to make and shape so more $$. Called Caviar as it looks like the fish eggs, roe. The new powder is having mixed reviews. It meters well. Maybe does not shoot any better.

    I have avoided it because once tried, I might then think I need it
    Chill Wills

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    I would opine that not many frontstuffer shooters want to use a powder measuring machine for their charges ILO the hand held volume measures that have been the Gold Standard for centuries.


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    Well since the various championship matches are about all done with for 2018 I would suggest checking to see what the winners used? That is the way things worked in the past with percussion caps, makes of rifles, wads, mold manufactures, ETC. I will probably stay with my trusty 'ol Goex FFG.
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    My understanding is that the powder bottle on the right is an older bottle that’s been discontinued.

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