Shooting a front loading black powder canon with self made black powder

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  1. Gert Odendaal

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    Members , a few nice photos of Johan Greyling shooting one of his front loading black powder canons using self made black powder. The black powder Johan Greyling is of very high quality.

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    Now I am completely convinced about the quality of this black powder.

    Please have enough stock for the 2019 black powder hunt!!!

    (y)

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    Georg, this black powder is really high quality..it is burning cleanly in the rifle barrels..(y)(y)(y)
     
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    I feel outgunned with my 11 mm Mauser now!

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    HWL, it makes two of us now:LOL::LOL::LOL: Noting more beautiful seeing this huge flame spit out from the canon barrel..:A Banana:
     

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    A representation of Use Enough Gun?
     

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    Yes, the timing of this shot was excellent , the camera man did an excellent job. This was to commemorate the 125 years anniversary of a small town in Mpumalanga , Dullstroom ..today it is a trout fishing mekka ...here is another canon build by Herman Nel, one of the participants of our Black powder hunt.
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    Another few photos of Johan Greyling shooting his canon
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    Garry, yes, I love the smell of black powder just after the canon was fired...(y)(y)
     

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    Hi Gert,

    Have you aged any of this black powder or have you treated it with anything? I ask because all the black powder I have ever made (small samples) is corned to various grades. (I am not picky about what Grade I use in my gun but it is likely somewhere between Fg and FFFg). Anyhow, after any sort of time storing it, unless it is treated with red gum and alcohol, the powder breaks down and the whole container gets really dusty as the granules break apart. The red gum is what makes commercial black powder granules shiny and why they flow so well, don't absorb water and don't clump. Have you added this to your mix or do you have another method of keeping it fresh?
     

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    Gert,
    do you have some to supply my gun shop?? :LOL:
     

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    Johan Greyling said you can seal the container with wax , the inside thread that is to keep out any air/moisture.
    Bruce, Johan Greyling is selling his black powder product already. You can contact him .(y)(y)
     

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