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Old March 9, 2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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30 grains safe in a 51?

I'm hopefully getting a 51 soon and i have about 200 30gr pellits of pyrodex I want to use up i originally got them for my 58 but thats now my cartrige only gun would it be safe to use these up in the steel framed 51?
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Old March 9, 2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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If your '51 is a .44 then those Pyrodex pellets will work but they are on the upper end.
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Old March 9, 2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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yeah its a 44 i know its not the optimal load to use but I dont want them to go to waste
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Old March 10, 2011, 04:44 PM   #4
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That would be on the high side. I think the Civil war load was 17 gr. of black.
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Old March 10, 2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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That would be on the high side. I think the Civil war load was 17 gr. of black.
It varied from 17-26 for a .36 if I'm not mistaken but his is a .44. 30 grns. in a steel frame is fine but you'll get better performance from loose powder.
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Old March 17, 2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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Sorry-you're right I hear Navy and keep thinking .36.
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Old March 23, 2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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got to shoot the 51 today the pellets are crap got about 40 rounds off and i dont think I ever got to shoot all six in a row had to use two caps on about 6-7 had one that never did go plus every third shot was a hang fire "click...pssst.....boom" some shots felt like a bomb went off and others felt like a bb gun why do these suck so bad?

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Old March 23, 2011, 08:20 PM   #8
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oh yeah this was with wonder wads rem #10 caps and hornady 454 balls
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Old March 23, 2011, 10:26 PM   #9
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Was the side with the coating of black powder inserted down facing the nipple?
If there was another problem then first dropping a tiny booster charge of loose powder into each chamber should have helped to ignite them.
This 52 second video shows how well they can work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGkxQ...layer_embedded
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Old March 24, 2011, 01:02 AM   #10
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mine look the same on both ends I have two cans of these things and they all look the same I dont see anything on the ends of the pellets
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