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Author Topic: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder  (Read 125 times)

Online Jeff McCarthy

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Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« on: February 10, 2019, 12:54:47 PM »
Can anyone recommend where to buy Swiss powder in PA? All I can find is Goex.

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 01:46:48 PM »
There was one shop in Central PA but they only had one gradient.

I was there for a visit, but since they didn't have the 3F I wanted, and they were closed the day I was in the area, I ordered on line... Wasn't that much more expensive then the shops that I found who wanted like $35/# for it...I got 4# and should have sufficient for a while.

Rob checks prices pretty regularly and buys by the case... some places only sell in case lots... the outfit I got from was KY GUN and there were a few surprises on the charges when it got right down to it, but it is what it is...

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 02:13:37 PM »
Thanks Doc

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 02:20:09 PM »
Graf & sons in Mexico,  Missouri.

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 02:30:51 PM »
Thanks goingoldskool, I'm wanting the Swiss because it's supposed to be burn much cleaner.

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 02:58:06 PM »
Thanks goingoldskool, I'm wanting the Swiss because it's supposed to be burn much cleaner.

Rob sold me on the Swiss for that reason also...and it is reputed to be a touch faster.  I had Goex 3F I started with in the GPR 50, then got the Swiss.

I was trying "dry swab" between shots and somehow, was making things worse cause I was getting repeated Flash, no boom. I think I was pushing crud down in the ante chamber of the offshore gun and while I always picked the flash hole after loading/before firing, that didn't help...

Once I quit "dry swabbing" I got like 7 instant ignitions in a row; then it developed a super tight spot about 3/4 of the way down the bore and I cleaned with moose milk and dried thoroughly...

Last summer was horrifically wet here and the range was over run with skeeters so I didn't get much more shooting later, but hope to this year...

Good luck finding a source.

Your profile doesn't say what part of PA you're in?

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 07:36:22 PM »
Hi Doc, Thanks for more info! I'm in Flinton, PA ( Cambria County ) very close to Glendale Lake, Prince Gallitzin State Park.

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 07:55:01 AM »
Thanks, Jeff...Sent you a PM

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 07:38:46 PM »
Did you try Ft.Chambers Black Powder Shop?

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 10:18:07 AM »
I didn't, will give them a call. Thanks

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 06:56:19 PM »
Welcome Jeff. BTW any luck?

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2019, 08:49:44 AM »
Haven't actually tried to order. Have a flintlock that I just received last week with a stock that was cracked in shipping. I'm not going to do anything until I get the insurance claim finalized. Thanks

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2019, 09:48:39 AM »
Hi Jeff, have you tried Dixon’s muzzleloading shop in Kempton Pa? Good luck with the new gun

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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 06:08:33 PM »
i'd suggest searching on the internet for gun/sports stores within reasonable driving distance and calling them up about black powder.

most stores will no longer stock bp due to government and local storage regulations.  the vast majority of bp shooters, muzzle and cartridge, mail order bp ... while we can, and the way politics are going here in the USA i can too easily envision a day when that will end, too.  a sad commentary on our country's state of political affairs.

if you can't find swiss, look for olde eynesford.

you will only need 3f for both tube and pan, there is no need for 4f or finer.

good luck!



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Re: Wanted: Swiss Black Powder
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2019, 09:33:06 PM »
You can order it from Maine Powder House but of course by the time you pay shipping and hazmat, a small order of already expensive powder gets even more expensiver!

https://mainepowderhouse.com/shop/page/2/
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