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While this one is my personal favorite, I think you are looking for some thing more modern and technical.

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Early 18th Century Gunpowder Tester Signed F. Richter For Sale at 1stDibs
 

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Seems all other brands are one word, so a one or two syllable name would be best - swiss, goex, pyrodex, 777, schuetzen, etc.

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Welcome from one that has been to your store. Good luck with the powder, I hope I get to try some soon.
 

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Welcome. lately I have switched to APP, with great results.
 

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Owner of Belding & Mull, Inc. Starting to make BP. Looking for black powder tester, to test power.
I use my 1848 3rd Model Dragoon as a powder tester, hasn't hurt it a bit. Just use a tried and true method, ball milling each ingredient helps make a uniform powder. I graphite coat my powder for more uniform powder ignition. A pistol works fine for me.
 
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If a person had some sort of consistent medium, like wet or oiled sawdust, I wonder if the penetration of a ball fired from a pistol would give a good measure of the relative power of one batch compared to another?
 

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