1860 Army .44 Powder Charge Issue
Hello everyone, saw a lot of BP info here and just joined.
I recently acquired a Pietta 1860 Army in case hardened steel with the brass trigger guard.
In the box were 2 owners manuals.
One from Pietta and one from Cabela's.
The Pietta manual calls for a FFFG powder charge of 12-15 grains.
The Cabela's calls for a FFFG charge of 25-35 grains.
I am new to all of this and have been shooting .451 balls with 30 grains of Pioneer with no problems but I would like to hear some real data on what this pistol can handle and what is giving who the best results.
I had someone tell me the pistol can handle as much powder as I can fit as long as the ball still seats but I believe that may be bad advice.
Any help here would be appreciated.