Black Powder Guns

Discussion in 'Ammo and Reloading' started by mulescj8, Jun 2, 2019.

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  1. Aug 7, 2019 #31

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    It was a good video, but he was mistaken on one point, 3F powder in a rifle. Many black powder shooters use 3F in the rifle, I use it in my 54cal TC Hawken, 45cal Kentucky rifle, 36 cal TC Seneca. Usually try 2F then clean and try 3F and see what your rifle shoots best.
     
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    Also courser powder can be used in the pan for a flintlock. I have used 2f with good results. Handy because you can use the same powder in the barrel and in the pan. YRMV
     
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    I agree, and thats why you never load from a horn or flask, always use a separate powder measure because if you use a powder measure and an ember sets it off you scorch your fingers, if the flask blows there goes your hand and maybe your life. In all my life I have never had hot embers set off a powder measure but it sure does pay to use caution.
     
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