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Pyrodex - was [Revlist] gunpowder purchasing

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  • Bruce McNeal
    Michael, I have always been told that PYRODEX is not compatable with flintlocks. It apparently requires the hotter ignition of a precussion cap to ignite. It
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2000
      Michael,
      I have always been told that PYRODEX is not compatable with
      flintlocks. It apparently requires the hotter ignition of
      a precussion cap to ignite.

      It the retailer won't take it back, perhaps you could try
      an experiment.

      - Bruce

      --- histnact@... wrote:
      > Good day liste,
      >
      > I have been using my musket for 11 years. I am a revwar
      > reeenactor veteran but even veterans can make mistakes
      > and if I made one in purchasing some I'd rather check &
      > find out now then find out later. Today I went to buy
      > some muzzleloading powder looking for they type that is
      > in the 1 pound red metal cans. The store did not have
      > them and steered me to 2 other brands in plastic
      > containers.
      >
      > I bought 1 container (16 oz). of Hodgdon PYRODEX
      > muzzleloading propellant, Brand P (FFFG equivalent). My
      > musket is a Jap Brown Bess that I bought from Dixie Guns
      > Works 11 years ago.
      >
      > Did I make a mistake by purchasing this? Would there be
      > any problems?
      >
      > Michael D. Meals
      > www.revwar.com
      > histnact@...
      >
      >
      >
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