Black Powder (Muzzleloader)

Black powder, also known simply as gunpowder, is the propellant used for muzzleloaders today. From its invention in China in the Middle Ages up to the late 19th century, it was the only firearm propellant available.

Gunpowder is composed of saltpeter (potassium nitrate), sulfur, and charcoal. In comparison to smokeless powder, it is much slower burning and easier to ignite.

Substitutes for black powder such as Pyrodex or Triple Seven can also be used in muzzleloaders. These substitutes are less volatile and easier to transport safely than black powder and produce less fouling, making them a popular alternative to the traditional product.

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  1. Hodgdon Powder - Triple 7 45/50 - 50 Pack

    Hodgdon Powder - Triple 7 45/50 - 50 Pack

    Regular Price: $14.00

    Special Price: $9.99

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    Manufacturer Hodgdon
    Manufacturer SKU HT7P4550
    Powder Type Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 50 Pack

    Just because you prefer to hunt during primitive weapon season doesn't mean you have to load your muzzleloader like it's 1776. Step into the future with Hodgdon's Triple 7 pellets which serve as a solid-form alternative to black powder which ignite easily, leave minimal foul odor, eliminate the need for powder horns and risk of spilling, and leave behind a residue which can be wiped away in seconds using only water. This 45/50 pack contains fifty .45 caliber pellets weighing in at 50 grains which can be used for a variety of loads and game.

    Widener's also carries the .45 caliber projectiles and 209 primers that you need for the upcoming season.

  2. Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex Select RS - 1 lb

    Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex Select RS - 1 lb

    $12.50

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    Manufacturer Hodgdon
    Manufacturer SKU SELECT
    Powder Type Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 1 lb

    Pyrodex Select RS is Hodgdon's premium solution for handloaders who prefer muzzle-loaders as well as black powder cartridges. Pyrodex Select "RS" is named for versatile performance in rifles and shotguns using conical bullets or sabots respectively. This propellant measures and performs with absolute consistency which contributes to smaller downrange groupings.

    Widener's also carries projectiles and 209 primers so you can prepare for muzzle-loading season with a single convenient order.

  3. IMR Powder - White Hot 50 Cal - 72 Pack

    IMR Powder - White Hot 50 Cal - 72 Pack

    $16.50

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    Manufacturer IMR
    Manufacturer SKU WHP50
    Powder Type Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 72 Pack

    IMR .50 caliber "White Hots" are a premium substitute for black powder which feature a clean burn with little residue or odor, compatibility with any breech type or standard 209 primer, dependable ignition and consistent performance in any temperature, and flat accurate shots at up to 2,300 feet-per-second. Each of the 72 pre-formed pellets weigh 50 grains, are easy to handle and carry , and will effortlessly slide down the barrel. In addition "White Hots" come packaged six to a tube (12 tubes total) for convenient storage and weather resistance and cleaned up after with a single wet water patch.

    Get a jump on "primitive" weapon season by ordering your 209 primers and .50 caliber bullets from Widener's as well for the most convenient package directly to your door.

  4. Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex RS - 1 lb

    Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex RS - 1 lb

    $16.75

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    Manufacturer Hodgdon
    Manufacturer SKU RS
    Powder Type Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 1 lb

    Hodgdon's Pyrodex RS is a great alternative to black powder for loading traditional black powder cartridges or direct use with all calibers of muzzle-loading rifles and shotguns. In addition to its wide range of use, Pyrodex RS burns cleaner and leaves less residue behind than black powder which contributes to better shooter health and firearm longevity.

    Be sure to check out Widener's muzzle-loading projectiles and 209 primers for combined shipping and maximum cost efficiency.

  5. Hodgdon Powder - Triple 7 50/30 - 50 Pack

    Hodgdon Powder - Triple 7 50/30 - 50 Pack

    $19.00

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    Manufacturer Hodgdon
    Manufacturer SKU HT7P5030
    Powder Type Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 50 Pack

    Hodgdon Triple 7 pellets were designed as a safer and easier-to-use alternative to black powder in order to make muzzle loading life that much simpler. This Triple 7 50/30 pack contains fifty .50 caliber pellets weighing 30 grains each with can be used with each other or with pellets of different weights in order to reach the ideal charge for the chosen projectile. Triple 7 pellets ignite easily without creating an odor, load with no danger of spilling, and leave behind a thin residue which is easily wiped away without the use of solvent.

    While making the jump to a modern black powder substitute, also consider adding projectiles and 209 primers to your cart for a modernized shopping experience at the lowest shipping cost.

  6. Alliant Powder - Black MZ - 1 lb

    Alliant Powder - Black MZ - 1 lb

    $19.00

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    Manufacturer Alliant
    Manufacturer SKU 150524
    Powder Type Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 1 lb

    Black MZ from Alliant Powder is a substitute for black powder used in reenactment weapons, cowboy action cartridges, and muzzle loading hunting rifles. Black MZ maintains performance consistent with black powder while also carrying advantages such as increased moisture resistance, more reliable ignition, a clean burn which leaves little residue, and non-corrosive characteristics for ultimate firearm longevity.

    Widener's also keeps projectiles in stock for those hunting with muzzle-loaders.

  7. Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex P - 1 lb

    Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex P - 1 lb

    $20.50

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    Manufacturer Hodgdon
    Manufacturer SKU P
    Powder Type Handgun, Rifle, Muzzleloader
    Powder Weight 1 lb

    Pyrodex P from Hodgdon is a substitute for FFFG black powder which ignites more easily, burns more cleanly, and leaves behind less harmful and annoying residue. Pyrodex P is suitable for use in "cap and ball" revolvers, traditional muzzle loading pistols, and even some small bore muzzle-loading rifles.

    Widener's also stocks many components including pistol caliber projectiles for your muzzle-loading needs.

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