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The One True Powder on the New Forum
So, we've got this nice new forum, and need to get discussion started - particularly among the shooters of the One True Powder.
I notice that we are gradually getting more folks to try and shoot black powder. And they're finding out all the myths about it being corrosive, hard to clean, etc., etc. are just not true. Interestingly enough, I'm seeing people that are being drawn into the new long range matches to be more open to BP. Those old cartridges used in the big bore single shots just seem to like BP better. And there's just something inexplicably RIGHT about touching off a Sharps, Rolling Block, High Wall, Trapdoor, etc. with a big case load of black powder and hearing the thunder roll down the range - along with the smoke and all the spotters saying "I can't see anything! Did you see where it hit?" And then the response "Yep, there's another bullseye, dang it! - right beside the last one."
Kidding aside, What trips your trigger or intrigues you about BP? Cap'n ball? Brass shotgun cartridges? Bringing an old Damascus barreled shotgun back to life (my old ones are tighter today than the new crap you buy)? Bringing old cartridges back to life? Big bore rifles?
Sound off here and let's talk about it. If you're interested, but have been scared to try because you don't know quite how - let's talk about it. It's really not difficult once you get a few pointers. And as the old saying goes - "Once you go black, you never go back!"