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PostSubject: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 8:50 am

Well I got my Lyman GPR  54 percussion a month or two ago and I was able to find some FFFG Goex in west Arkansas to shoot it but I was thinking I would go ahead and order some powder from Graff . In order to justify the HAZMAT fee I really need to buy about 5 cans of the Graff Brand Powder . So my question is should I order FFFG or FFG . There seems to be no rime nor reason to what people are loading when I read this forum. Lyman says FFG but I would appreciate you guys offering your reasoning.
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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 9:39 am

Get some of both. You don't know in advance which will be more accurate in your gun. 

I shoot 2F in my .54 but 3F in my .45s and .50s. I shoot 1F in my 12 ga. shotgun.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 11:02 am

I prefer 2fg in everything, but 3f certainly is great powder as well. You'll use less of it to match 2fg.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 2:08 pm

3F shoots better in my Cabelas Sporterized Hawken .54..shoot 2F out of my Renegade Bobby Hoyt .54.
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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 2:20 pm

Order a CASE of 2F and be done with it for a while!!
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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 4:19 pm

3 FFFG TRIPLE 7 OR BLACK POWDER IS CLEANER AND LESS POWDER INSTEAD 100 GR USE 90 GR IN 45 -50-54 IN 58
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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 4:22 pm

But not as reliable as good ol Goex. I use plenty of Pyrodex on the range, but come hunting season & if I have it, Goex takes its place. I still have a rifle loaded with Goex since Septembers hunting season. Maybe tomorrow will be the day to fire it off.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 5:33 pm

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But not as reliable as good ol Goex. I use plenty of Pyrodex on the range, but come hunting season & if I have it, Goex takes its place. I still have a rifle loaded with Goex since Septembers hunting season. 

Amen!  :rtup

Real black powder is so much more reliable than Pyrodex and the only thing that works effectively in flintlocks. The only "phony" powder I use is Blackhorn 209 and that is only in two guns that have nipple conversions so centerfire primers can be used.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 7:00 pm

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But not as reliable as good ol Goex. I use plenty of Pyrodex on the range, but come hunting season & if I have it, Goex takes its place. I still have a rifle loaded with Goex since Septembers hunting season. Maybe tomorrow will be the day to fire it off.
I agree, amen.   cowyboy hatoff   :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: Black Powder Questions   December 20th 2017, 9:14 pm

I find nothing wrong with goex but I like swiss better cost a little more yes. But it performs better and burns cleaner.

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