Hodgdon Pyrodex Powder
This is a good powder but I perefer Real Black Powder first. This is my second choice in powder. It is alot like real black powder though. It it really dirty but I don't mind that. However, it is hard to clean up. This powder is the worst for clean up. Even real black powder is easier to clean but there is not much difference in fowling between the two. I would recomend this to a freind if he or she could not get real black powder.
June 6, 2006
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
Pyrodex is one of the better powders on the market. You can get the "RS" powder just about anywhere, which is one of it's big advantages. The "Select" may be slightly better but it's really hard to find. Black powder and black powder substitutes are ALL dirty. You have to clean your gun after shooting any powder. Pyrodex is no harder, or easier to clean than any other powder. It also doesn't get the "crud ring" that Triple 7 does. However, Triple 7 is a "hotter" powder and gives more velocity and a wet patch easily takes care of the "crud ring". There are other powders out there that are just as good, or maybe better, but Pyrodex is a very good powder that gives very decent results.
March 10, 2010
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