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Old May 11, 2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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Stop me before I blow up my SBH

I just loaded some blackpowder rounds after searching and posting on the subject. I used Pyrodex P powder (=fffg) 20 cc's (about 40 rds) and 15 cc's (about 40rds) I put gas checks in 'em. It compressed the 20 cc's a lil bit and the 15 cc's barely. I am also going to try 10 cc's and see how that does. So anyway..........If I am going to blow my gun up (and myself) say something now please!............
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Old May 11, 2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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I don't think it's possible to blow up a SBH with properly loaded BP rounds. Don't leave any dead air space in the case and you'll be fine. If you don't use enough BP or substitute to completely fill the case volume, Cream of Wheat makes a good filler on top of the BP.
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Old May 11, 2005, 12:45 AM   #3
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you don't say what caliber this is for. Pyrodex is supposed to be equlivent to black powder for volume so the pressure should be in the same ballpark as black powder. If that is true then the pressure for the compressed loads should be about what Sammi rated the original BP round for. The Ruger SBH can take multiples (2 or 3 times) that pressure as a working load for smokeless loads.
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Old May 11, 2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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The SBH has only been made in .44 mag, hasn't it?
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Old May 11, 2005, 03:47 AM   #5
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so why black powder?
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Old May 11, 2005, 08:09 AM   #6
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Worst I can imagine is your fast twist (1-20) barrel will foul up badly with BP loads. I'd be carefull not to mix hot jacketed loads in at the range without a good cleaning after the BP loads.
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Old May 11, 2005, 08:56 AM   #7
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Clean your gun very thoroughly after shooting Pyrodex. Wet cleaning with detergent, soluble oil, or moose milk formula. Pyrodex is MORE corrosive than black powder as a number of shooters have found out to their surprise, thinking that if it didn't gum up the works as bad, it wouldn't rust them as much.
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Old May 11, 2005, 09:10 AM   #8
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Good to hear! Why? Someone asked? Smokey smelly fun! I am aware of the cleaning (got a BP rifle).

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Old May 11, 2005, 12:28 PM   #9
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The SBH has only been made in .44 mag, hasn't it?
I'm aware of a few "special models" in .41 or .45. Here is a beauty that I thik would be pretty cool with a BP load.

http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/FAProd...l=866&return=Y
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Old May 11, 2005, 05:21 PM   #10
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I have never experimented with BP loadings for smokeless pistol rounds, so I am of little help there.

But I did want to say, love the sig. One of my favorite South Park episodes. My brother and I say that back and forth to each other on opportune occasions, always good for a laugh.
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