Hodgdon Pyrodex Powder
Worst of both worlds
This stuff is the worst of both worlds. Dirty, not very accurate, hard to clean up, very corrosive, and if you live in a damp environment, it will clump up in the opened but sealed canister even in the gun cabinet. The only thing this stuff has going for it is that it's not classified as an explosive like real black powder, making it cheap to ship, which is why most gun shops carry it. Do yourself a favor, use anything but this stuff. Anything!
October 12, 2014
I use this powder in an old Thompson Center Percussion Cap Hawkins type musket. I have to say milk jugs at 100 yards are always knocked down. I even used this in some of the most moist and damp weather, even pouring rain, and it still went off. I use 120 Grains on a 300 grain SST in my Inline and 90 grains on a patch and ball. Never once has this powder failed. Killed many deer, made many long range shots in which all were very accurate. Took coyotes at over 75 yards and deer at just shy of 230 yards. Either type of muzzle loader, inline or percussion, this powder will work great!
March 4, 2012
I have been using "blackpowder" rifles and pistols for over 25 years. In that time I have used different brands of blackpower such as Goex and Elepant, as well as several substitutes. THE top dog in the bunch for MY money has been Pyrodex. It doesn't matter if it is the RS, P, Select,or the Triple 7 line. I have never had any kind of delay problem in my revolvers unless I have been shooting on an extremely humid day. That is only after numerous shots, so I do a quick clean and then shoot some more. Black powder under the same conditions has given me fewer shots, delayed shots, or flat out failed to fire fully. In my sidelock rifle I have had delayed shots, or failed shot all MY FAULT! I failed to properly pack the shot.
January 7, 2012
I love the smell of propellent in the morning.
Works great in my CVA Wolf. Price is very affordable compared to pelletized BP. Allows charge modifications to maximize most accurate rifle/ projectile combinations.
October 8, 2010