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troy_mclure
December 23, 2009, 09:08 PM
whats your favorite black powder cartridge to shoot?

i just loaded up some .45/70 govt. classic. except i used 70gr pyrodex ff instead of black powder.

its my first black powder cartridge for my guns.

i should get to shoot some tomorrow.

long rider
December 23, 2009, 09:10 PM
45 colt , but with real black.:)

Fingers McGee
December 23, 2009, 11:34 PM
44-40 loaded with GOEX, Swiss, Scheutzen, KIK, Grafs, Pinnacle, T7, or APP. Use them all. Use it in Henry, ;73 Win, '66 Win, AWA Lightning, and Uberti Cattlemen

Noz
December 24, 2009, 10:34 AM
Me too on the 44-40 but don't use T7, Pyodex etc. Just Black.
Works pretty good for the Armys too.

spitpatch
December 24, 2009, 11:37 AM
45-70 - 701/2 gr swiss 1.5 - 530gr 30-1 lyman postel. 1234 fps. Works great out to 1,000 yds. 40-65 a close second but would not use it in the creedmore match. Creedmore 800-900-1,000 yds.

TomADC
December 24, 2009, 12:18 PM
45-70 actually only BP cartridge I shoot for this.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL174/1021972/18168454/370401695.jpg

Pathfinder45
December 24, 2009, 12:25 PM
.45 Colt.

Hawg
December 24, 2009, 02:16 PM
44-40 in a 73 Colt clone and a 92 Winchester clone.

Win73
December 24, 2009, 09:06 PM
.38-40 in a 1891 vintage Winchester '73

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab252/cesample/73-1.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab252/cesample/73-6.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab252/cesample/73-2.jpg

badpenny
December 25, 2009, 10:08 AM
.43 spanish

4V50 Gary
December 25, 2009, 10:34 AM
45-70. It's the only black powder cartridge guns I own (OK, 30-30 may be loaded with the holy-black too).

mackillan
December 28, 2009, 01:59 PM
40-65 with the 45-70 a close second used in my Shilohs.

eastbank
December 28, 2009, 02:29 PM
32-20, 38-55,38-40,44-40,45-60 and 45-70. two favorites 44-40 in a 1892 wi. and the 1876 win. in 45-60. eastbank.

Jbar4Ranch
December 28, 2009, 02:30 PM
.38-40 and .44-40 but leaning a bit in favor of the .38-40.

Hardcase
December 28, 2009, 04:23 PM
.38-40 in great great grandpa's 1884 Colt Lightning. Also, .32 S&W Short in an H&R "American".

http://www.fluidlight.com/Guns/lightning.jpg

http://www.fluidlight.com/Guns/h_r_american_2.jpg

How about shotgun? I shoot 2 1/2" BP shells in my dad's old SxS Janssen and Sons 12 gauge. One of these days I'm going to have to start loading my own. BP shotgun shells are too doggone expensive!

http://www.fluidlight.com/Guns/janssen_1.jpg

I've never used BP substitute...I kind of like the smoke, flame, smell and stunned looks that I get from the other guys at the range.

ClemBert
December 28, 2009, 06:59 PM
45 Colt...only black powder need apply.

long rider
December 28, 2009, 08:24 PM
You said it clem.:d.

darkgael
December 29, 2009, 07:55 AM
It'd have to be the 45-70 since I shoot them more than anything else. Second place, though, goes to the 577-450 Martini-Henry cartridge.
Pete