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Cleanest burning "Real" black power.

Question for all of you that have made more smoke than I have. What make of power leaves the less residue in the barrel after shooting? Seems we have to clean between each shot or two to ram a new load home without a lot of force. I have always used Gotex 3f power in all my muzzleloaders, and still do.
My first rife was/is a custom long rife 45 cal, Douglas xx 40 inch barrel with 1/60 or 1/66 twist, (don't remember anymore) that I shoot nothing but patched round ball out of in front of 70 grains of 3f power. Don't use it much any more because I can't see well enough beyond 20/25 yard with the open sights, was no problem 40 years ago.😀 Fouling doesn't seem to bad with this rifle, but I usually ran a wet & dry patch between loads because the round ball is .451 with a .02 pillow ticking patch. Yeah it's tight, but she shoots center if I hold true.
Fouling is a problem in these 4 gun though, unless we run a cleaning patch or two between shots.
First is a Thompson Center Hawkens 28" barrel with a 1/48 twist. 80 grains 3f power behind a 45 cal sabot'
Second is a RMC 50 cal, Green Mountain barrel, 24" barrel 1/28 twist. Also 80 grains of power shooting a 45cal sabot or maxi ball, usually sabot.
The other two, one flint, one percussion, both are RMC 50 cal, Green Mountain 28" barrels 1'28 twist, shooting 80 grains of 3f power and maxi balls.
Don't know if the fouling is normal or due to the brand of power. Don't think I'm near max loads on any of them, so I wouldn't think it too much power.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Swiss. Gave all my Goex away about 10 years ago. Much cleaner burning plus more consistent granulation.

https://schuetzenpowder.com/swiss-black-powder/
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Swiss isn't available in this part of the state so all I ever used was Goex,triple 7 and blackhorn 209 in different guns.With the exception of blackorn 209,I've always ran a patch down the barrel after every shot.
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Swiss isn't available in this part of the state so all I ever used was Goex,triple 7 and blackhorn 209 in different guns.With the exception of blackorn 209,I've always ran a patch down the barrel after every shot.
Doug...I see there's a supplier in Clearfield. Think that's in your neck of the woods? If they're only wholesale...they could possibly provide a lead.

https://schuetzenpowder.com/find-a-distributor/

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A tight patch will give the cleanest burn just like rings on a piston in a cylinder.I burn FFg and FFg in rifles with the same amount of dirt.I have yet to experiment with Fg in my doubles and fowlers.Blackpowder is blackpowder and the only difference is the size of screen it passed thru.That gives the "F" size.

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Doug...I see there's a supplier in Clearfield. Think that's in your neck of the woods? If they're only wholesale...they could possibly provide a lead.

https://schuetzenpowder.com/find-a-distributor/
Never heard of it.It definately not a sporting goods store.All of the stores around here say that this area is out of the distribution network.
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Never heard of it.It definately not a sporting goods store.All of the stores around here say that this area is out of the distribution network.
Just thought id pass it on to you...

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I appreciate it.I'm gonna call the number.They're advertising 1lb containers for like $11.That sounds too good to be true.
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Good score Loggy.I just called and they do sell it in 1lb containers.They're a fireworks distributor.I've lived here for 0 years and never knew they existed.
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Great Doug!! I remember seeing the Clearfield sign when I was out there staying with Elk County Outfitters near Weedville on my elk hunt. Knew you lived in that general area.

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