That stuff was cheaper than pyrodex when it first came out. That is no longer the case in my area. I'll check online pricing. The "virtually non corrosive" attracted me. Pyrodex sticks like glue and eats a gun right up.Hovannes wrote:Black MZ is an economical BP substitute from Sportsmans Warehouse, which I keep on hand for my cap and ball revolver.Thunktank wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:37 pmI’ve had the joys of hunting Pennsylvania’s flintlock season. If I still lived there, or anywhere near there I still would. I would have invested in handmade flintlock long rifle by now. I have repro flintlock and a little bit of fffg Goex.
I now live in one of the most unfriendly black powder states. We are allowed to store but 1 LB of real black powder, and hunters must use lead free ammunition. I can’t even find real black powder anymore. I would have to buy it in bulk and deal with hazmat costs.
I’m seriously looking at inlines right now. It’s one way I can avoid the hunting crowds and hunt later in the season when it cools off more. Also, I’ve spend years mulling over hunting in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Draw odds may be acceptable in some of those areas for black powder. From what I’ve seen, modern muzzleloaders with 209 primers, scopes, Triple Seven and Blackhorn 209, sabots and BOR lock bullets are pretty much like hunting and shooting with a single shot 45-70. They’re also keeping the effective range in my comfort zone as a hunter who doesn’t want to snipe at deer or elk at hundreds of yards.
I’m not having much luck finding the center fire rifle I wanted for Son2. There’s only a few in the entire country with the wrong barrel type. Plus, maybe I should just wait a year and get him a left hand bolt action that will serve him for years to come. This year is all messed up. Maybe I’ll just mail order a nice in-line to carry along while I help the boys fill their tags. When they can’t make it out with me, I’ll take one of my bolts back from them for the trip.
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