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PostSubject: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Tue 27 Dec - 17:28

Day before Christmas my son and i went to the Gander Mountain store in Cypress, TX.  i wanted to buy smokeless powder and Black MZ.  Store had a very poor selection of smokeless powder.   Went to the muzzleloader section.  First thing i noticed  was several cans of Hodgdon HP 38 pistol powder sitting right there with the JSG, Pyrodex and Triple Seven.   HP 38 is quite capable of making a frag grenade of any muzzleloader.  Took a can of the HP 38 powder and gave it to the counter person who did not seem to understand.   On the way home my son called the store manager.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Tue 27 Dec - 17:41

headslap that's because they hire folks that have no knowledge of the products they sell or how to use them.

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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Tue 27 Dec - 20:16

You may have saved a life.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Tue 27 Dec - 21:47

Dangerous situation, smart move by you and your son. You probably saved a newbie's life. 
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Wed 28 Dec - 13:54

The counter people at Bass Pro know almost nothing about ammo, primers, powder, or bullets. If it pertains to reloading or muzzleloading, you are the expert not the employee.

I assume Gander Mountain and Bass Pro employees are comparable in their lack of knowledge.

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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Thu 29 Dec - 5:55

Yep they are the same.Coleman gass and Pirodex next to each other on the same self. Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Thu 29 Dec - 11:11

This is why I go to a local gun shop where one of the counter guys shows at muzzleloader gatherings and Rendezvous. I can trust his advice given his long experience in the black powder community. In fact, he sold me my first, good, traditional muzzle loading rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Powder Displayed With Muzzleloader Powder    Fri 30 Dec - 9:39

You get the same Expertise at Academy if its not printed on the box they have no clue. Im not real sure some of them can read very well. At the Cabelas in Buda Tx I have been surprised they have several who have at least a good basic knowledge of firearms and also reloading.

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