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#360186 - 08/22/07 10:00 PM Pyrodex or 777 loose
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 10723
Loc: Harrogate, TN

I have about a third of a can of pyrodex left over from a few years back before I switched to 777 pellets. This year I'm going back to the loose powder. Thought about buying a new can of 777, but I hate to let the pyrodex go to waste. What do you think?
God Bless, Carl

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#360228 - 08/22/07 10:12 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: encore06]
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

777 is less corrosive and is WAY easier to clean. If I was in your situation I would make the switch. That's just me though.
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#360301 - 08/22/07 11:06 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: Model70Man]
14 Point

Registered: 09/12/03
Posts: 8600
Loc: Mount Carmel, TN

I made the switch to 777 and have never regretted it.
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#360845 - 08/23/07 10:01 AM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: GRAMPS]
6 Point

Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 816
Loc: TN

+1 on what Gramps said.
#361228 - 08/23/07 01:16 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: vonb]
8 Point

Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 2108
Loc: Lebanon, TN

I used 777 pellets the first season I hunted with an mz. I switched to loose 777 and never regretted it. Personally, if the pyrodex is a few seasons old, I'd get something more fresh. It may be ok, then again it may not.
"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have."...Thomas Jefferson

#361672 - 08/23/07 05:41 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: encore06]

Registered: 08/19/07
Posts: 3
Loc: North Carolina

 Originally Posted By: Carl

"...This year I'm going back to the loose powder..."

As another possibility, since you're going to switch anyway, try a can of real Goex blackpowder...never met a hunter yet who switched to Goex blackpowder then went back to using a BP substitute...Goex is fast, clean and accurate...the down side is you have to find a place that carries it or order it from places like Powder, Inc...or Graf & Sons, etc...they have 4 pound minimums.

But in addition to it being arguably the best real blackpowder, when I order it by the 25 pound case the delivered price to my front porch is only $11/ stuff since sliced bread.
"Flintlocks.......The Real Deal"

#361682 - 08/23/07 05:44 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: Model70Man]
postal rage
8 Point

Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 1226
Loc: Middle TN

 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
777 is less corrosive and is WAY easier to clean. If I was in your situation I would make the switch. That's just me though.

Agree with Model70man, I switched last year to 777, and it works just as well, and a lot easier to clean.

#363616 - 08/24/07 03:46 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: postal rage]
8 Point

Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 1400
Loc: Southern Unit L

i have always been a pyrodex loose powder fan but am gonna try the 777 loose this year
#364278 - 08/24/07 10:22 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: KamoKilla]
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
Loc: Food Plot

Definitely what Gramps Said......777 is the future!! i prefer pellets but definitely 777 over pyrodex!!
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