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Using BP in modern Shotgun?

jta2511jta2511 Member Posts: 5 ✭✭
Just curious...if using BP shot-shells, is there any reason you can't use them in a (post Damascus or modern) SxS shotgun not specifically designated for BP as long as you clean it thoroughly?


  • navc130navc130 Member Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes, you can use blackpowder ammo in any modern firearm. As you stated, it must be properly cleaned with blackpowder solvent or water to avoid corrosion.
  • eastbankeastbank Member Posts: 4,215
    edited November -1
    i load 12ga BP loads on a mec 600,useing once fired plastic hulls,but only load them once. but i skip the powder dropping and us a lee dipper with the proper weight of BP and use the mec to insert the wad and shot and crimp. they work well in a older savage/stevens 5100 double barrel.according to garp
  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,143 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Black powder generates far, far less pressure than smokeless. So, any gun designed for smokeless will be safe to shoot with black powder.
  • slumlord44slumlord44 Member Posts: 3,702 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No problem. Just remember to clean it properly and immediately.
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