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Old February 21st, 2018, 08:04 PM #21
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Yup. They’re open Skirmish weekends around 1130 Sunday morning. But I think they'll open by appointment if you want to buy a decent quantity.

But just come to the Skirmish...or rind a Skirmisher and ask if he’ll pick up some for you.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 01:21 AM #22
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For those on the North East section of the state two places in nearby PA that carry Black Powder:
Cameron's Hardware in Oxford
http://www.cameronshardware.com/

Village Arms in Gap
http://www.thevillagearms.com/
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 06:28 AM #23
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Camron's only sells GOEX and may run out in the summer but they stock up for hunting season.

Back Creek Gun Shop, the place near Winchester, VA has some of the best powder you can shoot. Swiss powder is as powerful as T7 but much cleaner. He is also the cheapest place to buy BP and caps.
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Black Powder and that other...stuff

As a Soot Lord I must add my thoughts, won't take long.

Black Powder and it's fouling are not corrosive. Black Powder fouling if left untouched will become corrosive slowly. The burning of sulfur creates some sulfur trioxide residue, the burning of potassium nitrate leaves some potassium residue (salt). The potassium is hygroscopic , readily absorbing moisture from the air. Sulfur trioxide plus water = sulfuric acid. So you can have a little bit of salty sulfuric acid in your firearm!
After a day of shooting my 44-40 lever gun in Pennsylvania I simply mop the bore with Ballistol getting the fouling saturated. I use a 35 caliber jag and undersized patch . I just want to soften and seal the fouling and am not trying to clean it. Then in a day or three I will clean the bore. I have been doing this for years (and many CAS Black Powder shooters too) with no trouble.


Pyrodex fouling is corrosive and caustic. Pyrodex contains Potassium Perchlorate which is a salt and an oxidizer.

If you have not tried Ballistol I highly recommend it .
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