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Thread: Just bought a 1863 and have some questions.

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    Yes, Pyrodex is safe to use.

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    Pyrodex works fine. Not legal for N-SSA competition though, if that matters to you.

    I find Pyrodex fouling residue is more corrosive than standard BP so clean immediately after shooting.

    I believe Pyrodex has a higher ignition temperature than real BP so it may be marginally more prone to failures to fire, though I never had a problem in a caplock with it.

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    black powder

    send me a pm with your email address. i might be able to put in touch with a guy in Aberdeen, SD who would be a good resource for you.

    dan mastin

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    Well I took her for a shoot after the powder and caps I bought came in and she shot pretty well, I didn't try any accuracy testing as of yet still waiting for the sizer and I think I will order some bullets from him also. Think I might starting shooting it once a week or so if I can get some decent bullets. Going to apply for a muzzle loader tag this year.
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