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    Quote Originally Posted by IXOYE View Post
    cool what time you thinking about heading up?
    Not sure when it starts yet. I will PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IXOYE View Post
    Hey, I live in the center of the state. Burlington. how far south are ya
    I am in Southbury, only about 40 miles from ya.

    Just on a side: I noticed some posts mentioning "Black Powder". Most muzzle loaders are loaded with propellants that are cleaner and more efficient than black powder. Blackpowder is hard to find without special ordering it and the bulk of muzzle loaders today don't use blackpowder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35REM View Post
    I am in Southbury, only about 40 miles from ya.

    Just on a side: I noticed some posts mentioning "Black Powder". Most muzzle loaders are loaded with propellants that are cleaner and more efficient than black powder. Blackpowder is hard to find without special ordering it and the bulk of muzzle loaders today don't use blackpowder.
    Oh solid, we should be able to make something work! Im a bit crammed at the moment with Mid-terms in full swing, but I should be freeded up soon..
    So I'm a bit confused, can traditional muzzle loaders use the pellets? or is that only for "in-line's"?

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    Traditional (side locks) MZs can use the pellets, but I don't recommened them... in any MZ for that matter. I load my Renegade with 90 gr of FFP pushing a 430 gr maxi-ball, that is the load it shoots best, with pellets there is no way to load 90 gr. With measured powder you can tailor your load for max accuracy... with pellets it is combinations of 50 only.

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    I use only genuine black in my flinters. Substitute powders are not recommended in flintlocks due to higher temps needed for ignition.
    Matter of fact, I use real black in all of mine. Easy to clean and no dirtier than anything else. Substitute powders also degrade over time in an opened container where black won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucktales View Post
    I use only genuine black in my flinters. Substitute powders are not recommended in flintlocks due to higher temps needed for ignition.
    Matter of fact, I use real black in all of mine. Easy to clean and no dirtier than anything else. Substitute powders also degrade over time in an opened container where black won't.
    Absolutely. Nothing better than the original.

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    I haven't ever seen any factual test that show that Subs degrade over time, though we frequently see that claim. I have open bottles of Pyrodex that are 15 years old at this point and I see no change in performance or ignition.

    Subs are less corrosive due to a lack of Surfer in them,(hence being considered cleaner) though if you clean your guns well the corrosive effects of the powders are negligible.

    Black powder goes boom easier, subs in a 1.1 ration by volume vs black give you more FPS.

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    have to sell it

    guys Im in need of some cash at the moment I have to sell her..

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