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Thread: Swiss vs Goex

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    Swiss vs Goex

    What is the equivalent of 2F and 3F Goex powders in Swiss brand powders? I am in France and the local Vectan brand of BP doesn’t have an equivalent of 3F. It goes from 2F to 4F and I would like to try out some 3F. I can get Swiss brand here, but am not sure of the equivalents.
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    This may help.
    https://schuetzenpowder.com/swiss-black-powder/
    The European numbering system is essentially backward from the American system, in Europe the higher number the finer the granulation. I believe no.4 is the same as American FFFg.

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    3F swiss should be marked 3f or number 2 (No2)

    All should be marked with F grade followed by (No*) like 2f is 2f (No3)
    Last edited by Caswell Ranch; 01-22-2021 at 10:28 AM.

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    Here is a link showing the comparison of the numbering systems http://www.blackpowder.ch/powder/shooting-powder

    if you look on the can in the link Nobade provided you see the number 4 on the can showing 1.5 fg

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    What I’m looking for is an equivalent to Goex FFF in Swiss. Buying online you don’t often get to see a picture of the powder. If I want FFF Should I look for no. 2 Swiss?

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    That is what the chart shows

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    I found some. Thanks for the help.

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    Thanks, you guys have sharper eyes than I did this morning!

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