Hodgdon® Pyrodex® Powder
- For use in percussion muzzleloaders
- Burns cleaner than black powder - more accuracy, more shots
- RS is 2F powder size
- P replaces FFFg black powder
- 1 lb. container
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperHunter Burns Clean! 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by BPsixshooter Pyrodex Rocks!!! 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigCedar 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by kingqncy Good for Back-up I shoot Black Powder revolvers all the time, I decided to try Pyrodex. I wasnt that pleased with its performance. Its slower burning, therefore when the hammer comes down on the cap there is the slightest of hesitation before the powder ignites. You get less smoke, less fire, less noise. I'll stay with the real thing Goex Black Powder. You get a lot more of the above. After all, isn't that why we shoot percussion revolvers???? March 18, 2010
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Details:I have an Pietta 1858 New Army .44 with a steel frame and I am searching for suitable powder. I know that the Pyrodex P will work, but I am wondering if the FFF will as well.
A:It depends on the state laws, most states require that you be at least 18 years of age.
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A:In general you need to be 18 years old unless your state, county, or city has other restrictions.
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A:Pyrodex is a black powder substitute. It is equivalent to a volumetric measure of black powder, not by weight. So a 70 grain volume of Pyrodex is the equivalent volume of 70 grains of black powder. But pyrodex is less dense than black powder so a 70 grain volume of Pyrodex weighs less than 70 grains. So a pound of pyrodex should give you more charges than a pound of black powder.
A:There are 7,000 grains of powder in a pound so just divide the powder charge you are using into 7000 and you'll have your answer. I use a 110 grain charge in my Omega and that equates to 63 shots. You would get 70 shots from a 100 grain load.
A:I'm using 96grains of Pyrodex R/S in my inline with a Hornady round ball. I should get roughly 72 loads out of a pound of powder. I like how it shoots,cause it is a new .50 cal. rifle and isn't bad to clean with Dawn dishwash and hot water.
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