4f in the Pan -- Really Necessary?
I'm currently shooting my .45 Lancaster flintlock with 3f under the ball and 3f in the pan. I keep reading how I'm suppose to be using 4f in the pan. The rifle goes boooom with 3f in the pan so what's with "you need 4f in the pan?"
I find it hard to believe that many years ago, and many wars ago, that finer grade powder was used in the pan than under the ball.
Educate me please-- I've been shooting cap and ball and only recently graduated to the flintlock class.
and, Thanks David