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Old June 1, 2013, 05:35 AM   #29
Dr Killdeer
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Join Date: August 22, 2009
Location: Newburgh, NY
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I have a steel frame '58 Pietta' and the owner's states:
The starting load for a .454 round ball (44 Caliber) using FFFg is 12-15 grains.

The maximum load using FFFg is 35 grains and the max load using Pyrodex is 28 grains.

I personally think the starting load for FFFg is way too low, but that's what the manual says!
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