- Dec 10, 2020
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My local shop is limiting it to 1 pound per family per week. They are currently out of Swiss.
Which shop is local, Kings? Shydas Sold out of powder Thursday morning, 1lb limit per person. I heard the clerk say no more left to someone.My local gun shop & range says they can only store up to 40 pounds, Then they have to go and pick it up at a distributor in person; the store clerks have an Explosives License background check to do this. This is in SE PA. The distributor is in another county. They had a big run on the stuff Tuesday once the news broke, they didn't find out 'til Wednesday, then couldn't get thru to the distributor on the phone.
And I hate to agree with you but I have to.Really dislike saying it, but I think we will soon see BP in the $50-75/lb range. And we will be happy getting it at even that price.
If any have missed this memo… we’re in an inflationary cycle currently. Supply line issues are one reason, but among other things the fed is printing money like tomorrow will never happen and we’re living under a decidedly business unfriendly administration. We’re seeing unprecedented crony capitalism picking winners and losers and these people hate our hobbies and way of life.And I hate to agree with you but I have to.
It's just like when the primer shortage happened for those of us who reload for modern guns. Now when they are available it's at prices 3 times what they used to be not so long ago. I hear guys saying "I'll never pay that price", and all I can say is they better find another hobby.
Sounds like you were using a cap gun. I use T7 in my perc pistols, but my rifles are all flint. No matter how I loaded them with Pdex or T7 ignition failures were very high and delay between pan and main charge really excessive . In short, subs are fine in cap guns, and all but totally useless in flints.I have hunted in heavy snowfall. It was 7 or more inches deep. I had 80 grains of Pyrodex I'm my hawken. I took three shots at deer walking up a hill in less than 40 seconds using conicals. No misfires or lag time. I used pyrodex for many years, thousands of shotsbinbevery kind of weather in my T/C hawken with 100% relability. I would think your friends gun had oil maybe that wasn't cleaned out or some other fault. It's easy to blame pyrodex when many times the cause is poor gun maintenance on the part of the owner. Like computers ... it is always the computers fault and never user error.
Have you bought your ball mill yet?Well the scalpers are out. Was at my “go to” gun and ammo store who usually have dirt cheap prices competing with mail order bulk ammo. Bought a bunch of modern ammo, and asked them if the have any black powder. Sure they have Goex 2ff. I asked how much........$60 bucks a pound!!!! I asked him if it has gold shaving in it, what’s with that!! He said 60 bucks. Told him he can keep it and mixed with his coffee, don’t want it, I’ll make my own before I ever pay that much.
@TheOutlawKid makes powder and says it’s the equal of Olde Eynsford. I miss that guy, a young, bright fellow. We need more of him around..I want to still enjoy shooting. Yes looking into that also. Been doing my homework on BP the last few months on it, and may start trying it myself. Nothing to raise eyebrows, just to cover what I would need.