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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how much dust is in Goex powder lately?
It fouls fast and hard (here where it’s dry)
It also quickly turns the clear water in my bucket black with 2 pumps.
I’ve heard other people complain so I’m trying Olde Eynesford (by Goex) it’s only about a buck more per pound.
Today I had a Long, fun, enjoyable and frustration free day with my flintlock. Using OE and only spit patches it never once fouled or even got hard to ramrod after 50 or so shots.
I was floored, I fully expected to have to at least wipe it several times if not actually clean it a time or two but never had to do anything. Again, when clean I could see the bottom of my water bucket.
OE is kinda shiny like coal with zero dust, not flat black and dusty like Goex.
They got weird numbers too... the 2 is closer to FFFg, while 1 1/2 is like FFg when comparing granules.
Dunno what they do to this “premium powder “
But I like how clean it burns.
 

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I have noticed that Olde E burns a little cleaner but I still shoot Standard Goex in a couple rifles. My standard Goex is at least twenty years old and was a gift from an older friend who could no longer shoot. Have not shot any newer Goex in plastic bottles but may pick some up and compare.
 
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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how much dust is in Goex powder lately?
It fouls fast and hard (here where it’s dry)
It also quickly turns the clear water in my bucket black with 2 pumps.
I’ve heard other people complain so I’m trying Olde Eynesford (by Goex) it’s only about a buck more per pound.
Today I had a Long, fun, enjoyable and frustration free day with my flintlock. Using OE and only spit patches it never once fouled or even got hard to ramrod after 50 or so shots.
I was floored, I fully expected to have to at least wipe it several times if not actually clean it a time or two but never had to do anything. Again, when clean I could see the bottom of my water bucket.
OE is kinda shiny like coal with zero dust, not flat black and dusty like Goex.
They got weird numbers too... the 2 is closer to FFFg, while 1 1/2 is like FFg when comparing granules.
Dunno what they do to this “premium powder “
But I like how clean it burns.
I do get a bit better groups with OE - but have not noticed any major difference in fouling.
I generally wipe between shots so maybe that's why I see not difference in final cleaning.
Either product is acceptable and good quality.
 
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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how much dust is in Goex powder lately?
It fouls fast and hard (here where it’s dry)
It also quickly turns the clear water in my bucket black with 2 pumps.
I’ve heard other people complain so I’m trying Olde Eynesford (by Goex) it’s only about a buck more per pound.
Today I had a Long, fun, enjoyable and frustration free day with my flintlock. Using OE and only spit patches it never once fouled or even got hard to ramrod after 50 or so shots.
I was floored, I fully expected to have to at least wipe it several times if not actually clean it a time or two but never had to do anything. Again, when clean I could see the bottom of my water bucket.
OE is kinda shiny like coal with zero dust, not flat black and dusty like Goex.
They got weird numbers too... the 2 is closer to FFFg, while 1 1/2 is like FFg when comparing granules.
Dunno what they do to this “premium powder “
But I like how clean it burns.

Dusty Goex?
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I do get a bit better groups with OE - but have not noticed any major difference in fouling.
I generally wipe between shots so maybe that's why I see not difference in final cleaning.
Either product is acceptable and good quality.
Yeah Grizz, I fully expected I’d have to wipe at some point in the day but I never did.
 

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I always used Goex powder until this summer, I bought some Old Ensyford and Swiss powder to try out. To me both are much cleaner burning than Goex. The Swiss I like in my pistols and the Old Ensyford for my rifles.
 
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