really , first I have ever heard of that .I have been shooting Goex 3F for most of my muzzle loading career, starting with .58 Enfields in the N-SSA and moving on to flintlocks in regional and state competitions. I was lured into the Swiss camp last year, and found WIDE variances in muzzle velocity and standard deviations with Swiss. Not so with Goex. I can't tell the difference in cleanliness between the two; but for my dollar, Goex is fully satisfactory at less cost. I have traded out my Swiss 3F and won't look back. Now Swiss Null B is a whole nutter story. It is the finest priming powder I have ever used.
Goex is another world from what Goex OE is.Some BPCR guys use OE because of the softer fouling they claim. To me you don't see difference until you start shooting distanceI need to do more testing between Swiss and this Can of Goex Olde Eyensford 2F that i have For Accuracy. But my initial testing (only 1 outing with Bullets, Proven Load/Rifle Combo) Swiss 2F was the CRYSTAL CLEAR WINNER. I did Test this Goex Olde E 2F in my .50 Cal Roundball Gun against Swiss 2F Back in the Summer, and the Goex did Good there Patched Roundball more Forgiving? I need to do more Bullet Testing With Both Powders Side by Side, Which i plan to do in My Rice 1:20 Twist .45 Cal, This Rifle Stuffs Bullets inside of Eachother on Target EVERY TIME out, if i do my part of Course.
Goex is a fine Powder for Guy’s that Want Real Blackpowder ignition, it’s been around forever. But I don’t feel it Competes with Swiss for Accuracy? Look up BPCR Load Data of Guy’s that are Competing on SERIOUS Levels, Tell me how many of them Guy’s you See using Goex of Any kind? That speaks VOLUMES, Those guy’s are UNDOUBTEDLY gonna use What Wins PLAIN N SIMPLE, and the VAST Majority of them use Swiss Blackpowder
That is kinda the same thing i was told from BACO Staff, That I might not notice much, if any difference at Say 100 Yards? But at Longer Ranges it would Likely start Showing. My 1 and only Experience with Bullets, it showed at 70-80 Yards, i could CLEARLY see the Difference, Swiss outperformed it.Goex is another world from what Goex OE is.Some BPCR guys use OE because of the softer fouling they claim. To me you don't see difference until you start shooting distance
Consistency Shouldn’t be that big a Challenge, I will take a Bathroom Scale along, that way i can put the SAME FORCE On the Powder Each LoadingGotta remember consistency too Lew. Kenny Wasserburger is the guy that pushed me in the compression direction with Old E. And him being one of the upper class BPCR shooters I listened. I'm not sure how to keep consistent pressure with a muzzle loader with out getting too technical. My fault for shooting both Muzzys and Sharps
I think you will be amazed at how much Force i can put on a Powder Charge with this Brass Range Rod, and my 235 Pounds I will Video it, Each LoadingGotta remember consistency too Lew. Kenny Wasserburger is the guy that pushed me in the compression direction with Old E. And him being one of the upper class BPCR shooters I listened. I'm not sure how to keep consistent pressure with a muzzle loader with out getting too technical. My fault for shooting both Muzzys and Sharps
Ha, I'm sure your right Lew, You tune your guns and loads to perfection and know what they will do. Kind of a neat experiment though. I never thought of a bathroom scale!My 50 Cal GM LRH is Now loaded with an 80 Grain Charge of Goex Olde E 2F, I pushed a TIGHT Fitting .510 Nitro Card down on top of the Powder, Grabbed the Bathroom Scale (Weighs identical to BC Hospital) and Tested Force? With my Solid Brass Range Rod I can Consistently/Repeatedly put 160 Pounds of Force on top of the Powder NO PROBLEM, 170 pounds if i put a little More effort in it. How’s that for Compression?
I stil bet Swiss will SPANK it, Even loaded unevenly, I will load the Swiss 2F with uneven Pressures, From mild To WILD, And Shoot a 3 Shot Group. The Goex Olde E will get the EXACT Same 160 Pounds of Force for each Shot, For a 3 Shot Group. Same exact Bullets from the Same Batch, Sized the Same, Lubed the Same. EVERYTHING will be identical, EXCEPT the Powder, and Force on top of the Charge