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Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant #16488088 10/01/21
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https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/hodgdon-closes-goex-blackpowder-plant/

Hodgdon Powder Company announced it would cease manufacturing operations at the GOEX blackpowder manufacturing facility in Camp Minden, La., effective immediately. The closure eliminates the only domestic source of blackpowder in the United States. According to a company press release, Hodgdon will evaluate "strategic options for the blackpowder business," including a potential sale of the company.

The Camp Minden facility will wind down operations during the evaluation process. All affected employees will be retained through Dec. 31, 2021, to assist during the closure of the facility and will receive severance commensurate with their years of service. "The Hodgdon Powder Co., Inc has been honored to have been a part of the GOEX Powder legacy and sustains a fond appreciation for sporting customers who have enjoyed shooting GOEX Powders," the release reads.

GOEX Powder has a long, storied history that starts in 1802 with the building of a blackpowder plant on the Brandywine River in Delaware by E.I. Du Pont de Nemours. Production expanded with the building of the Belin plant in Moosic, Penn., in 1912, and the facility supplied military blackpowder during both world wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. In the 1970s, the Belin plant was incorporated into the GOEX family, and production moved to Minden, La., in 1997. On Jan. 1, 2009, GOEX was purchased by Hodgdon Powder Company, which touted its philosophy of, "We are here today. We were here yesterday. We will be here tomorrow." Hodgdon spent years updating equipment at the Minden facility, enhancing employee safety and blackpowder quality.

Despite Hodgdon's efforts, the GOEX facility at Camp Minden has a history of manufacturing incidents stretching back to 1998, including a June 2011 incident where 1,000 lbs. of blackpowder exploded. The latest incident at GOEX occurred on June 18, 2021, when an explosion required the evacuation of 15 employees inside the facility. Nobody was injured, but the plant observed a 24- to 48-hour waiting period to ensure that nothing else at the facility ignited.


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Re: Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant [Re: gonehuntin] #16488100 10/01/21
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Just releasing news like that would generate a hoard of hoarders to keep them liquid for a few more months.

So is it a safety issue or lack of demand?

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I shudder to think what this news will do to the prices of existing stocks.
Last 1 lb. can I bought about a year ago cost me $55.


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I have a black powder revolver I’ve never shot. I might just sell it now. I was hoping to shoot some smoky fireballs with it one day.

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Originally Posted by JeffyD
I shudder to think what this news will do to the prices of existing stocks.
Last 1 lb. can I bought about a year ago cost me $55.

Well scheidt, last can I bought was $23 or so.

Going to have to make a 3 hr trip over to the big town to the west of here, check the pawn shop which actually carried real BP, had the magazines to comply with State and Local FDs.

Hodgdon makes a BP substitute, no??????????


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Re: Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant [Re: gonehuntin] #16488142 10/01/21
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For crying out loud. $55/#???

I just hope that china doesn't monopolize the market.


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Re: Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant [Re: gonehuntin] #16488156 10/01/21
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Their pyrodex and triple 7 plants put their GOEX plant out of business.


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Originally Posted by Happy_Camper

For crying out loud. $55/#???

I just hope that china doesn't monopolize the market.


That's life in NJ, fellas. And that was the only shop in south Jersey that still carries it. Owner said he pays the State over $5,000 in licenses and fees each year.
And it's illegal to have it shipped to my home!


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Every supplier I'm aware of has been out of stock for months already.


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Longer barrels will help when burning poor quality homemade powder.

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Rumor has it that they already have a buyer for the plant. Talked to one of the guys at Buffalo Arms today and he said they were briefed by Hodgdon that they already had the buyer lined up.

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I hope so!

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who is the patriot who still sells kegs of homemade?
wait..
don't answer that...


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Re: Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant [Re: gonehuntin] #16488818 10/01/21
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That's some bad news. Hope they sell soon.

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I bought 3F Goex at Grafs for 18/lb last year. It has Graf label, but says made by goex. I think I paid hazmat and a nominal shipping fee so buying a case was pretty inexpensive. Local shops ask 25 or so. Most gun shops have BP because PA has a nice long flintlock only season.

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Originally Posted by Terryk
I bought 3F Goex at Grafs for 18/lb last year. It has Graf label, but says made by goex. I think I paid hazmat and a nominal shipping fee so buying a case was pretty inexpensive. Local shops ask 25 or so. Most gun shops have BP because PA has a nice long flintlock only season.

Wonder if they ship to Cali.


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I don't know many BP shooters but they all use Pyrodex. In an Idaho ML season, you have to use loose powder, no pellets.


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You need black for flintlocks. Pyrodex will work for cap ignition guns (dont sell that revolver), and you can do duplex loads if needed for flintlocks.

Safety and modern equipment!!! The duPont plant was a family apprenticeship and kept close.

Homemade is problematic if you really mill, dry, sheet, flake, screen and coat with graphite. I dont know a source of real ash charcoal, sulphur, and saltpeter. And no practical way to test lots

duPont was working on extruded shapes to improve it when smokeless came along

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Re: Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant [Re: slumlord] #16490035 10/02/21
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Originally Posted by slumlord
Just releasing news like that would generate a hoard of hoarders to keep them liquid for a few more months.

So is it a safety issue or lack of demand?

You can't hoard what isn't available.
Shelfs have been empty for quite a while.


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Grice has 2F and 4F in stock for 26.95 a pound. I'll have to make a trip up this week and buy a few pounds of each.

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