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    Blackpowder supplies

    Was not sure where to post this. Just wondered How this would affect us here?

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/con...kpowder-plant/

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    More of a heads up for those smoke pole users.

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    Holy smoke, is a local brand made near Hamilton.
    We will have no problems, so long as the local stuff is still made.

    As for Goex. A shame.
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    Generally unhelpful

    There is a manufacturer in NZ that makes perfectly acceptable black powder
    And other brands from the likes of Gunworks

    But it will get a whole lot harder for the off shore brands to be brought in
    Not the sort of product you want to hoard a huge amount of just in case something goes wrong

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    Yeah, surely any loss of a supply chain hurts.

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    I heard of a double garage with a professional ball mill inside it. the only time I saw the garage, it was a concrete slab.

    Would have paid to see it go off!
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    i know the guy who makes holy smoke powder
    busy developing a powder designed for black powder cartridge rifles its not officially released yet (as far as i know) but he gave me and a couple of the other guys some to try
    and its very good its a bit bulky so you cant fit as much powder in the case but its more powerful
    55gn of it is within 20fps of my normal 60gn swiss load with good es and sd

    its good to know we will always have an option made here in nz that's almost as good as the high end European options
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    i know the guy who makes holy smoke powder
    busy developing a powder designed for black powder cartridge rifles its not officially released yet (as far as i know) but he gave me and a couple of the other guys some to try
    and its very good its a bit bulky so you cant fit as much powder in the case but its more powerful
    55gn of it is within 20fps of my normal 60gn swiss load with good es and sd

    its good to know we will always have an option made here in nz that's almost as good as the high end European options
    Yup, I hope he has a plan for someone to take over the business once he has had enough.

    Might even be a market for his product in the US now...
    Although that would swallow our ration pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
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    There is a manufacturer in NZ that makes perfectly acceptable black powder
    And other brands from the likes of Gunworks

    But it will get a whole lot harder for the off shore brands to be brought in
    Not the sort of product you want to hoard a huge amount of just in case something goes wrong
    Gun works have had no Black powder for quite a while.In fact seems to be none in CHCH.

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    I know a bloke, makes his own, every bit as good as the commercially available stuff.


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    I have found Holy Smoke to generally be more energy dense by about 10% compared to most other powders
    So a coarser powder optimised for BP cartridge rifles will be a nice thing to have available

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    @Quackers has a part can of European stuff for sale
    I know a lot but it seems less every day...

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    when i was a kid i used to buy blasting powder and grind it in a coffee grinder, was way cheaper than the real stuff

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    Been making my own for years....... Not too stressed about it although still used Goex in the flash pan.

 

 

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