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Old May 9, 2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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Blackpowder + conventional cartridges = smokey fun?

What say you, experienced reloaders? Anyone use BP in a conventional cartdrige? Namely .44mag or 357mag or even .45acp? I guess there really is no good reason for this question, but I was curious and figured I had better follow someone elses advise versus trying it myself.
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Old May 9, 2005, 08:05 PM   #2
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I have loaded .45 colt, .45-70, .45-90, .38-40 and .30-30 with both black powder and BP substitutes. Fun? you bet! (until it comes time for cleanup! )
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Old May 9, 2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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I have a question about this. I have some brass framed revolvers that they say I shouldn't use my R&D cartridge conversion cylinder in. But what if I loaded the .45 colt with the same amount of BP that I use in the cap and ball cylinder? Sounds like it would be fun to reload .45 (long) colt with BP.
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Old May 9, 2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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That will probably create the pressure they are warning you about nonetheless.

An old west lawman once said when asked why he carried a .45, "because they don't make a .46"

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Old May 9, 2005, 08:22 PM   #5
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That's a shame because I don't want my steel frame to get dirty (since I don't clean the sucker). Woulda been fun though.
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