Blackpowder Comparison: KIK Takes on GOEX, Triple Seven
Reliability and velocity are two prime considerations when choosing a propellant for your flintlock or percussion gun. Which of these products should you pour into your powder horn?
We have known about KIK black powder for a long time, but it was only recently we had a chance to test it. We chose to use GOEX powder as a comparison, though there are other brands out there, such as Elephant and Swiss. GOEX has given some of our staff the best results of those powders readily available, though we have not yet tried the Swiss brand.
|Ray Ordorica cuts loose with the Colt 2nd Gen 1860 over the Oehlers screens during the powder tests. We found a velocity advantage in Hodgdons Triple Seven black-powder substitute in the Colt 1860, but that powder wouldnt light fast enough in a flintlock Lyman.
two firearms for velocity
over our Oehler 35P chronograph, using FFg-size powders. We didnt test accuracy because that has not been significantly changed by changing powder types, in our experience. The firearms were a Colt 2nd Generation 1860 revolver and a Lyman .54-caliber flintlock
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