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what is the difference between black powder and modern day gunpowder

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Besides the mixture, modern gun powder is called smokeless powder. Smokeless burns faster thus giving it more power per grain.

Black powder creates more smoke and is not as powerful. I shoot both and if I might say, black powder is a lot of fun to shoot.

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Bigger boom. I like black gun powder better. To me it feels more gratifying

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The difference between black powder and gunpowder is that gunpowder does not produce smoke while black powder produces a lot of smoke. Gunpowder has a less distinct odor than black powder. Black powder is more susceptible than gunpowder. Lastly, Gunpowder is purer and more refined while black powder is less refined and coarser.

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Just to add to these good answers. DO NOT use smokeless in a firearm designed for black powder. I can use black powder cartridges in my pistol at left, but not my regular ones in a black powder pistol. .454 Casull, btw...

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