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Smokeless powder in BP gun
hogpuke Member Posts: 32 ✭✭
edited November 2011 in Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting
Black powder's so stinkin' messy, are there reduced smokeless loads that can be safely used in a mechanically sound black powder lever gun or is it better to use a black powder substitute like Pyrodex, etc.?
Percussion, flint, or inline gun?
As far as smokless, I've used it in antique colts THAT HAD SMOKLESS CYLINDERS IN THEM from a later period, say 1905. The weakest part of those guns was the cylinder. And, any gun improperly timed or skipping past a chamber will eventually blow with any powder. That said, Cowboy loads using smokless are not suitible for pre 98 Colts because the bullets are hard and will stress the tighter chamber mouths of these antiques. Post 1900 cylinders are larger at the mouth. In rifles, cowboy loads seem to work fine with no problems, but again, I WILL NOT ENDORSE THIS PRACTICE!
Great rifle, accurate, and designed for smokeless powder.
It's sorta like making you're own powder, which can also be a lifestyle changing decision.
Anymore questions. [:)] This was mine.
If you have a family, don't do it for them.
It Smells good, like good memories...
So , don't use smokeless in any gun that's not designed for it.
Black Powder Stinks.....geeez !
But also NEVER NEVER use smokless powder in a bp gun if you do say goodbye to gun and possible your face and arms? Just my 2cents worth!