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Offline Spence

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Black Powder
« on: August 21, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »
To start with.....where does one get black powder..?.....

Offline RKeller

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Re: Black Powder
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 08:22:36 PM »
I assume you are asking about powder for ejection charges... the best powder to use for ejection charges is 4f, or ffff. this is hard to get in NY, because NY. start by asking on field vendors if they have any to sell. if you need some for a launch, there are plenty willing to share.
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Re: Black Powder
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 11:34:12 AM »
Thanks - Its not any better in NJ and the regulations seem impossible to understand...

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Re: Black Powder
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 05:42:36 PM »
I got mine online. Now I live in PA, and I truly have no idea what the regulations are with regards to the vendor shipping to your location. I used this site (http://www.grafs.com/) for no particular reason, but there are others. Some have minimum orders that will give you enough to last for more years of flying than you're likely to be alive, so you might want to pool an order with someone if you can.
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Re: Black Powder
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 01:51:04 AM »
I got mine online. Now I live in PA, and I truly have no idea what the regulations are with regards to the vendor shipping to your location. I used this site (http://www.grafs.com/) for no particular reason, but there are others. Some have minimum orders that will give you enough to last for more years of flying than you're likely to be alive, so you might want to pool an order with someone if you can.

The short version is that BP is regulated by the ATF.   There is an exemption for up to 50 pounds for use in muzzleloading firearms, and only muzzleloading forearms. 

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Re: Black Powder
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 08:27:25 AM »
While it's tempting to put a musket ball in my ejection canister, I just don't see it ending well!  :D
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