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I picked up a flintlock rifle the other day for elk and deer this year and can't seem to find real black powder anywhere, I've got some old cans of it that are drying up quick. I'm looking for a place in western WA to find it thanks in advance!
 

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Can't say anything about it in western WA, but Ellensburg Pawn usually carries it. you can also order from Buffalo Arms in Ponderay. they carry some very nice, consistent powders like Swiss and German powders as well as Goex
http://www.buffaloarms.com/Content.aspx?PAGE=Black Powder

They'll ship as little as 5 pounds, but there's as usual, lots of restrictions on it. Since i'm closer, if I need powder, I make the drive. It's hard to find though! Black's getting really difficult to find these days, but it's the only thing that'll burn in your flinter!
 

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Found it! At 30 bucks a pound at bass pro shops, and yeah I'll get some pictures up when I get home from work I think it's a damn good looking rifle
Bass Pro Shop! Good to know, and lots closer than the drive to Ponderay A damn sight closer, too, except I have to go to the wet side.......:eek:
 

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Pyrodex does NOT fire in a flint gun, nor does 777 or the rest of the powder substitutes. You're dealing with about a 300 degree difference in ignition demand (so I was told). I've even tried black in the pan, but no dice. I had to pull the load, and this was tried about 5 times with different ignition in the pan.

A note on cleaning: no matter what you use, you still have to work on the soap&water. If your rifle has what's called a hooked breech, it's a LOT easier to clean. Track of the Wolf has a device that screws into the nipple threads, and works really well. https://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/578/1

Unfortunately though, my Kentucky doesn't have that hooked breech, so it's a lot more difficult to get really clean around the pan and touch hole. Most of those types of rifles have pinned barrels.
 

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Thanks for the information. My percussion cap gun works with powder substitutes, of course, but I always keep a tin of 4x black (pistol powder) or so with me in case of misfire. I've not used a flintlock.
 
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