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sheephunter 
Pilgrim
Posts: 1
07-12-18 11:51 AM - Post#1693435    


Has anyone hunted in Greenland? If so, how did you arrange getting powder? In my case, I use Hodgdon Triple 7 Magnum pellets .50 cal / 60gr. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

 
tenngun 
Cannon
Posts: 7575
tenngun
07-12-18 11:58 AM - Post#1693437    

    In response to sheephunter

Going after polar bear? Are there caribou there?i guess the first step is to contact the Danish mission in America.

 
Six-Gun 
32 Cal.
Posts: 6
07-13-18 01:31 AM - Post#1693505    

    In response to sheephunter

Since it's Triple 7 and not real BP, you have the option to go through UPS or Fedex with a HAZMAT fee and just ship what you buy well in advance to the location or outfitter you'll be staying with.

 
Richard Eames 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3621
07-13-18 04:44 AM - Post#1693507    

    In response to Six-Gun

Why not ask the Outfitter? He would know the protocol since he lives there.

 
Sparkitoff 
36 Cal.
Posts: 63
07-13-18 07:47 AM - Post#1693514    

    In response to sheephunter

On a hunt with Icelandic Hunt Club for Reindeer, we had to apply and pay for a firearms license even for the traditional ML's. The outfitter was able to provide one canister of powder and it was not specifically what was requested but rather what was available. She had some trouble getting it even with several months notice and it was down to the last second that it actually came to fruition. I think it was also $108US for the pound. Nobody in the group used pellets so I cannot comment on that. This was many years ago before TV made this location more popular, so it may be a more straightforward process. Once again, the outfitter took care of the acquisition. Interestingly, the staff was quite familiar with ML's and very interested.

 
marmotslayer 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4528
07-13-18 05:11 PM - Post#1693570    

    In response to sheephunter

Load a bunch of 45-70 rounds with bp and take a kinetic bullet puller with you.

 
nhmoose 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2061
nhmoose
07-13-18 06:50 PM - Post#1693579    

    In response to marmotslayer

  • marmotslayer Said:
Load a bunch of 45-70 rounds with bp and take a kinetic bullet puller with you.




 
Britsmoothy 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4393
07-14-18 12:05 AM - Post#1693602    

    In response to marmotslayer

  • marmotslayer Said:
Load a bunch of 45-70 rounds with bp and take a kinetic bullet puller with you.


Get more in a shotgun hull and only need a knife!

 
Patocazador 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1925
Patocazador
07-14-18 11:46 AM - Post#1693637    

    In response to Britsmoothy

  • Britsmoothy Said:

Get more in a shotgun hull and only need a knife!






 
marmotslayer 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4528
07-14-18 05:24 PM - Post#1693667    

    In response to Britsmoothy

Good point. Probably be wise to have a firearm to match with you.

 
Don Steele 
45 Cal.
Posts: 660
07-15-18 05:35 AM - Post#1693686    

    In response to marmotslayer

A cautionary tale about packing BP into "spare" ammo:
Back in the late 1970's when I was in Rhodesia we had a fellow from California show up to do some plains game hunting with a Sharps 45/90 BPCR and a beautiful hand crafted Colonial Williamsburg flintlock. He had brought extra 45/90 rounds specifically loaded with powder for the flintlock to allow him to get the BP in country without the issues of trying to carry (or acquire locally) loose blackpowder.
Unfortunately, due to reasons we never totally understood...none of the powder pre-loaded into the brass cases proved to be of much use. All he got was a weak "pfffttt", instead of a detonation when he tried touching off some shots before heading into the bush.
He wound up borrowing a rifle to do his hunting with so all was not lost...but it was a shame to not be able to use those fine rifles he had specifically acquired for the hunt. A lot of flights with dramatic temperature changes, poorly constructed ammunition..?? We never knew what happened.

 
Britsmoothy 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4393
07-15-18 07:21 AM - Post#1693688    

    In response to Don Steele

Best thing to do is test the theory!

B.

 
marmotslayer 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4528
07-16-18 11:37 AM - Post#1693786    

    In response to Don Steele

That's mysterious. Wonder what happened?

 
jrmflintlock 
45 Cal.
Posts: 733
jrmflintlock
07-16-18 01:11 PM - Post#1693793    

    In response to Don Steele

That Strange? I wonder what could have gone wrong?

I make them up in 20 gauge hulls that way I have shot, felt wads and powder for my fowler when I travel for turkeys. I leave the spent primers and mark them with a sharpie.

They always work for me.

I have some that have bounced around in my shooting box for years and when I use them they always go bang.

 
Sparkitoff 
36 Cal.
Posts: 63
07-16-18 02:20 PM - Post#1693804    

    In response to jrmflintlock

I've heard helium. If you dive to great depths or fly to high altitudes and happen to be a horologist, you know what a helium escape valve is. How this degrades the powder I do not know specifically. I know the theory and mechanics behind horological helium escape valves, but I do not know about it in relation to other situations.

 
Britsmoothy 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4393
07-17-18 01:22 AM - Post#1693852    

    In response to Sparkitoff

  • Sparkitoff Said:
I've heard helium. If you dive to great depths or fly to high altitudes and happen to be a horologist, you know what a helium escape valve is. How this degrades the powder I do not know specifically. I know the theory and mechanics behind horological helium escape valves, but I do not know about it in relation to other situations.


Oh you're in an airship, why didn't you say

B.

 
Patocazador 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1925
Patocazador
07-17-18 07:29 AM - Post#1693858    

    In response to Don Steele

The most likely reason for the 'pffft' was probably moisture. It may have been damp black powder when he loaded the cartridges or condensation in an un-pressurized cargo hold. Either way it would seem to boil down to poor loading technique.

 
Col. Batguano 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3059
07-17-18 05:24 PM - Post#1693913    

    In response to sheephunter

Are you hunting musk ox, reindeer, or caribou? Ptarmigan hunting there is great.

 
SDSmlf 
40 Cal.
Posts: 186
07-17-18 09:38 PM - Post#1693932    

    In response to marmotslayer

Not a wise suggestion to sneak anything through airport security. Looked into this years ago before a trip to Africa. Heard horror stories. Told of TSA looking for BP when checking muzzloaders through security. Although I did not take my muzzleloaders when I went, plan was to have documentation that I was getting my powder locally after final destination arrival. Don’t want to get caught with an explosive or what could be considered an explosive at the airport. Will ruin you day.

Would apply the same caution with your 777. Talk to your outfitter about how to get what you need at your final distination.

 
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