Thanks for the clear and concise, yet still confusing information!
So, what tool , in the field, would I use to measure? At home, I've got a powder scale.
What I've noticed is that it seems like a LOT of powder for say, 80 grains.
I am NEW at this
so please bear with me.
I am using a Lyman Deerstalker Percussion cap gun.. 295 grain Powerbelt bullets, Pyrodex RS powder and #11 caps.
I thought I would start with 80 grains, looking at the charts in Lymans blackpowder manual. I weighed that on my trusty Lyman digital scale.
I took that amount and put it into a brass powder measure from TC... that 80 grains on the sliding scale on the powder measure reads 115 "somethings".
It just seems to me that that's a LOT of darn powder.
So, again, thanks for all the help. Please don't stop!