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Old July 4, 2001, 12:33 PM   #1
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Load for Reenactment?

Need help fast! What's the common load for reenactment with a .50 caliber rifle? I'd assume that a full 90 grain load would be a little extreme, and that the flour is used to replace the lost smoke from firing a reduced load. So how much powder, & how much flour? Place a wad between powder/flour(?), on top of flour too? BTW, I'll be using Pyrodex RS.

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Old July 4, 2001, 10:10 PM   #2
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40 grains of FF is plenty enough for smoke & fire & for your audience, a healthy bang. Don't waste powder where you don't have to.
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Old July 5, 2001, 12:30 AM   #3
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Thanx Gary, works like a charm I didn't see the need to waste good shootin wads either, just shoved a torn peice of cloth down over the load.
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Old July 5, 2001, 01:24 PM   #4
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Don't even need the paper. It'll go bang the first time.

BTW, isn't it great to have BP guns for the 4th of July. Better than fireworks! Now, if we can get spare ramrods to shoot into the air like the soldiers did when they were bored...
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Old July 6, 2001, 12:50 AM   #5
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Uh oh, now I know what to do with all of my old "getting-too-short" arrows
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Old July 6, 2001, 02:17 PM   #6
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Thanks for the idea! I've shot my worn or "found" arrows out of my 43 cal airgun, but never a muzzleloader. Gotta try it too (but use a wad of some sort when you do).
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