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Offline lawson

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black canyon powder?
« on: December 04, 2007, 02:33:30 pm »
does anyone know anything about black canyon powder?  Also does anyone have any input on the cleanshot pellets?


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black canyon powder?
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Re: black canyon powder?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 02:52:11 pm »
No I sure don't But do you have a link. I want to take a look at it.
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Re: black canyon powder?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 02:54:07 pm »
no i dont, I was in a gunshop that had a lot of it.  Was wondering if it was similar to black mag 3

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Re: black canyon powder?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 03:03:02 pm »
Black Canyon Powder was only available for a couple years back in the mid '90s, it hasn't been made since, so what you find on shelves is real old.

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http://www.whitemuzzleloading.com/black_powder.htm

Ascorbic Acid Based Powders

The earliest attempts at replacement in our day resulted in the ‘Golden Powder’ of the 1970's. It was made with ascorbic acid, which is Vitamin C, as the fuel. It was intensely hygroscopic, both before and after firing, sucking up water like a sponge. Exposure to moist air changed its shooting qualities enormously and shelf life was abysmal. It went exactly nowhere.

Development has continued in the last decade with Ascorbic Acid based powders although under different auspices and with better success. One product was Black Canyon powder, which was available for a couple of years. This powder was large grained, blackish, produced somewhat lower velocities compared to Black Powder but with less smoke when shot across my son David’s chronograph

Both Black Canyon and CleanShot use Ascorbic Acid for fuel, although granulation is quite different. Only CleanShot is currently available.


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Re: black canyon powder?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 03:11:34 pm »
Sounds like its not worth buying. Thanks Tim that's the first time I have heard of this stuff. I think Ill make it a sticky for future refrence.
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