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Thread: No more kik powder!

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Exclamation No more kik powder!

    So I just got an e-mail back from Jerry at Powder Inc. telling me KIK is no longer making the holy black. I have enough, but anyone using it should stock up if you can find it and look for a comparable replacement. Anyone have an suggestions about what will work to replace it? I shoot 45,50,54 and 58 as well as 44-40.Good shooting.
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    I use 27 grn of 3fffg OE w a moose mold in my 44-40. It loves it. I use goex 2ffg in my smoothbore and 3fffg goex in everything else.
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    Kik is ok but OE is better. Just use that.
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    +1 for Old Eynsford. I've tested it against regular Goex and not only does it burn cleaner, it's also more accurate.
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    My very limited experience with OE is in one rifle, a 140 year old German double rifle in 11.15 X 46R. OE equaled the first batch of the old GOEX Ctg. from the 80's and that was a very good powder. Anymore of my powder purchases will be OE.
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    when I was in the ARMY many years ago, 58, we were taught to -adapt - improvise- overcome! I guess I will have to revert back, and find something, any rely good ones?

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    Kik was my go to flintlock powder.


    I still haven't figured out what to use in my BPCR's when my Goex Express runs out... now this!
    Former cylindersmith.

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    I'm guessing Swiss or OE, but I'll wait and see.
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    looks like KIK (Slovenia)went bankrupt about 2006-2008. In 2010, someone brought 173,514 lbs into the US in bulk to repackage. Guess that finally ran out. I dont know who the importer/supplier was, but most online adds state it ships from supplier.

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