BP tools and supplies near Raleigh?

Discussion in 'Black Powder' started by Sas quatch, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Sas quatch

    Sas quatch Happy to be here

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    On a whim (seriously, walked in to buy 30-06, walk out with that and a TC Hawken), I picked up a black powder rifle. Unfortunately,I got some imperfect advice with what powder to use, etc.

    I'm in need of a nipple wrench (for #11), and then some 777, etc. Is there a good local place for this? I found 777 at Bass Pro, but not a nipple wrench, so I figured I'd skip paying full price there and buy it elsewhere who had the full setup. If that doesn't pan out, then I'll go online- and looking for recommendations there too.
     
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    Bass Pro Shop in Cary has a reasonable selection
     
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    Thanks, but Bass Pro didn't have the nipple wrench- though it's true they did have some loaders and stuff.
     
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    For TC stuff, try Track of the Wolf. Best shooting is with real black powder aka the Holy Black. As with smokeless, there are differences between grades and brands. Best of the best, Swiss. Next up Old Eysnford (a Goex product). Next, red can Goex. Last place, Schutzen. My favorite supplier is Back Creek Gun Shop in Winchester VA. He supplies the North South Skirmish Association with all the bang bang goodies and is a great guy to work with.

    Now a word on loading. You DON'T need gobs of powder to shoot these things well. Best accuracy in our NSSA muskets is typically found with loads in the range of about 60% of a service charge. Same holds true for most other types of muzzleloaders.

    Welcome to the addiction.
     
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