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#1 posted 574 days ago

Actually my foggy memory and I misspoke. It is Buckthorn, not black alder that makes the best black powder. I corresponded extensively with the Bill Knight, aka Mad Monk, during my quest for long range (600, 900 and 1,000 yd) performance. He is a world wide renowned expert on the subject of black powder and its substitutes.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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