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Blackpower types

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I've thought about getting into black powder guns, but there are all kinds of terms being flung around that I have no idea what people are talking about. What is Pyrodex? There seem to be all kinds of different powders, so are that all just a variation of black powder?

Is this stuff naturally corrosive? I've heard guys say that you need to clean the gun immediately when you are done shooting for the day.
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If you want to shoot black powder please do yourself a favor and buy a beginners text on the subject.Sam fadala wrote a pretty good one,and both c.v.a and thompson-center print excellent phamplets on basic SAFE operation of your black powder gun.I have been shooting black powder for 35 years and I have seen some pretty serious accidents occur. Muzzle loaders are just about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.but require the same safety precautions as any other firearm plus a couple of their own. Happy shooting!
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