Should You Use Black Powder Or A Black Powder Substitute In Your Muzzleloader

Should You Use Black Powder or a Black Powder Substitute in Your Muzzleloader?

Are you trying to decide which black powder substitute you should use in your muzzleloader?

Choosing the right propellant for your muzzleloader can be a pretty intimidating experience, particularly if you're new to hunting with a muzzleloader. There are numerous types of black powder and black powder substitutes on the market these days, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses.

That's why you need to check out this video for a thorough breakdown of the pros and cons of the major muzzleloader propellants out there. It covers the differences between regular black powder and the major black powder substitutes, like Blackhorn 209 and Hodgon's 777. And, it also touches on reasons you might want to use loose powder instead of pellets.

Regardless of whether you plan on hunting with a traditional sidelock muzzleloader, a modern inline or a top-of-the-line muzzleloader designed for long-range shooting, you'll almost certainly find some useful information in this video.

Hopefully, this video shed a little light on the debate between Blackhorn 209, Hodgdon's 777 and Goex black powders. Perhaps this will help you make an informed decision on which you should use come hunting season.

Along with using the right bullet, selecting the right propellant is one of the most importance decisions you'll make. So choose wisely!

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