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Ricklin
October 20, 2008, 10:50 AM
Any issues if I shoot up the brand new 1 lb. container of Pyrodex rifle powder I found in the pile of reloading gear I just bought?

I have a Pietta 58 remmie, so far have only fed it fffg black. Just thought I would use up the Pyrodex sometime.

I know it is larger grained, and meant for rifles.

Raider2000
October 20, 2008, 11:13 AM
Pressures will be a little less than Pyrodex P in the same amount in volume & it should burn OK for you but due to the larger granulation you may have to go with a hotter cap till you are done with the RS powder "don't quote me on the caps because I've never done it."

pohill
October 20, 2008, 07:32 PM
I've been using Pyrodex RS (FFG) in my Ruger Old Army for a month now with great results, especially at 100 yards (even better than Goex FFFG for some reason). I tried Pyrodex RS in my Walker last week but the Walker didn't like it that much.
Check this out, from an old Colt Industries pamphlet:
"FFG black powder is best for large and medium-size revolvers, and FFFG for the small pocket models, but any grade that is available will work reasonably well."
As a lube experiment I've been using the vegetable spray PAM down the barrel and on the cylinder pins with great results.

Hawg
October 20, 2008, 07:46 PM
I've used RS for years with standard caps. No problems.

Ricklin
October 24, 2008, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the help.