Black MZ: New Virtually Non-Corrosive Black Powder Substitute

Smokepole hunters: Alliant Powder just began shipping its new Black MZ™ Black Powder Substitute to stores around the nation. Black MZ is designed to be a clean-burning black powder substitute that will let you enjoy more shots between cleanings.

“Smokeless powder is usually referred to as ‘gunpowder,'” explains Dick Quesenberry, Alliant Powder’s Product Manager. “Black MZ is a black powder replacement or substitute that mimics black powder performance, but has no sulfur and is [therefore] much less corrosive.”
It was also made with very high moisture tolerance. Alliant testing found that Black MZ ignited consistently after 23 days of exposure to humidity and achieved high muzzle velocities, while four other name-brand propellants burned at noticeably lower velocities.

Quesenberry adds that Alliant developed Black MZ to serve not only hunters, but also cowboy-action shooters and reenactment enthusiasts who load their own black powder cartridges. Comes in 1-lb. canisters.