Discussion in 'Shooting Accessories' started by Larry (Omaha), Mar 16, 2019.
What is the best black powder source for Nebraska, shipped and including hazmat
https://powderinc.com is the source I use because New York has insane blackpowder storage restrictions for retailers.
Must be in separate building from the retail sales. Who has a separate building for storage on site?
I have had good luck with Grafs. www.grafs.com I too live in New York.
Powder Inc. is the best for me. Order a case and divide it up among fellow shooters. The last case we did this way the cost was $17.85 per pound with shipping and hazmat fees included. Check out their web site for cost and shipping information.
Come'on guys, help support the North South Skirmish Association through patronizing our guy- Back Creek
Great guy to deal with.
For those who've never heard of us, we're a competition shooting org that uses only Civil War era weapons (including cannon) and we only use black powder, none of that ersatz stuff for us!
I purchase my Black Powder from Maine Powder House. If you buy a case, the shipping (including hazmat) is free. Comes to about $18/pound, and that is cheaper than I could buy Pyrodex locally, (if I ever wanted Pyrodex).
I've been sticking with Grafs. Sign up for the newsletter. A few times a year they sell the powder marked down $2 or $2.50 per lb. Last time I got it at the sale price, $10 hazmat AND free shipping to boot.
It was worth the wait.
I'm with Ames on Graf & Sons BP!
There's also Powder Valley Inc. located in Winfield, Kansas.
They have Swiss and Schutzen 2F in stock.
I like Graf and Sons also however they have a 4 lb. min. purchase now. You can mix different powders including smokeless.
+1 on Maine Powder house. Great folks to do business with. However, I usually go to them and save the shipping. Not far from Portland, Maine. I visit there a few times a year.
Funny. I live up here and have it shipped from Grafs. Never been to the powder house.
I guess its because once I factor in a tank of gas from here to there and back....in my truck...... $45- $50.
I guess if you are coming to Maine and driving by it makes sense. If you live out here and have to make the pilgrimage......... not so much.
I'm sure they are a great outfit. I'm on file with them for clearance to ship to me. But driving wont work. Let the FedEx guy do it for me. Ten bucks to ship it and no gas pumps. Wooohooo.
carefully read the label on Grafs house brand powder......it's relabeled Schuetzen at a greatly reduced price.
Graf's is out of Swiss 3F AGAIN. Which one you of you guys is continually buying up all their inventory...
I second Back Creek Gun Shop if you happen to be in the Winchester, VA area. You can also watch a NSSF skirmish if you time your visit right.
Just placed an order for Swiss 3F with Powder Valley. Great outfit to deal with, their price is significantly lower and there is no minimum purchase requirement. I'll be back for more.
I just stopped by Grafs on my way out west and they were out of Swiss but I bought 34lbs of Grafs & Olde Ensyford
I had check with Grafs first on Swiss 3F and they didn't know when to expect more inventory. Another place said they didn't expect to get any more this year. Hope that's not a sign of trouble ahead.
I think maybe because everyone buys Swiss for competing, including all the European shooters?
I also live in the restricted (to put it mildly) state of NY and no shops carry it here...headed to western PA and found a shop in Winchester PA that I will be driving right pat tomorrow... I called he dose carry Goex (not sure of any others). But I am thrilled because I can walk into a shop and see what I am buying!!!!
Also would like some suggestions from all you experts. Have not shot in a few years and recently purchased a Jim Kibler flint from this site. Excited to be getting back to my TC hawken and new (to me) fainter. Anyway I have almost a full can of Goex 3F that is about 10 years old. Has been stored in metal ammo box. Do you all think it i good to go or should I try to dry it out first? I have read a couple comments about BP absorbing some moisture and suggestions to laying out to dry? What say you?
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