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Old May 16, 2019, 06:48 AM   #26
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The BP "volume vs. weight" measurement system has been beat to death over many years over the net. I use both methods depending on exactly what type of firearm i'm shooting. For traditional muzzleload recreational target pistols and rifle I use volume measurements as it's quick, and easy "on site" loading. When I load my 1874 Sharps in 45-70 BPCR I use weight. IMO the weight measurement system is better for precision consistency and data documenting my loads. Volume measuring does bring some small inconsistencies when weighed from what I've observed.
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Old May 17, 2019, 09:05 PM   #27
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I will add that muzzleloader accuracy can be similar to modern firearms. Experiment with powder charges to find the most accurate load. I usually start a new rifle with 60 grains and work up in 10 grain increments. When accuracy drops or improves I fine tune it in 2 grain increments. Try Power belt bullets as well. One of my rifles loves them, one is ok, another won't do what I want.
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Old May 17, 2019, 09:13 PM   #28
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And the 1-28 twist will stabilize 385 grain conical bullets as well. No patch required.
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