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Powder Question from a Newb

Just bought my first flinter and hit the range Friday. All I had was goex 2F powder for the bore. Got it where I wanted it, but planned all along on using a different powder. So my question is this, if I used 90gr of goex 2F powder, how much American powder 2F powder would give me a similar output?
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Re: Powder Question from a Newb

Stick with the real stuff in a flinter. Not that hard to clean up afterwards.

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Re: Powder Question from a Newb

Many of the "other than black powder" powders shoot well in flintlock rifles....BUT they are also much harder to ignite.
I have never experienced so many delayed ignitions while using Pyrodex and Am.Pioneer Powder instead of regular old Black Powder. The burn temp of the black powder in the pan is 200-300 degrees less than the what these modern replacement powders require for optimal ignition. They do go boom, but the delay is extremely noticeable.
These guns were designed when Black Powder ruled the roost and even though they are modern versions the design has not changed. Also the cleaning procedure with HOT soapy water and non-petroleum products works as well now as they did 200 years ago.

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Re: Powder Question from a Newb

The clean up doesn't bother me, it's the sulfur smell. I made the mistake of cleaning up in the basement after the last range day and the whole house stunk.
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Re: Powder Question from a Newb

Dump 5 grains of real black down the bore first [preferably 2f or 3f] and the sub powders work OK.
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Clean mine right in the didning room never seemed to notice that bad of a smell. But then I like the smell of blackpowder .

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Clean mine right in the didning room never seemed to notice that bad of a smell. But then I like the smell of blackpowder .
I,m with Dale 100%.
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