View Full Version : Black Powder Revolver?

25 February 2017, 13:44
Anyone else shooting black powder in their revolvers?

I shoot an 1858 Remington (clone) and a 1976 Ruger Old Army with both black powder and substitute. While I would just use black powder, I found a good deal on Alliance BP substitute which was half the BP price.




25 February 2017, 13:56
Hazmat is killing true black powders. I use either Hodgdon Triple 7 or Pyrodex granular in my Pedersoli's and Thompson's. Almost equal performance and much less corrosive. Much less smoke also. Big advantage when hunting with percussion cap weapons.

Great shots as always.

8 March 2017, 10:55

Your pic's take me back many years starting in the mid to late 70's. I had a couple of rifles and pistols. Shot both BP and Pyrodex. It was a blast, but a pain in the ass at the same time. Especially the pistols. And who couldn't love that smell of fresh rotten eggs early in the morning.[:D] I think the last time I shot BP was in the late 80's, or very early 90's, so couldn't help with your question, just wanted to say the photo's are beautiful. BP is a blast to shoot at dusk!