The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 25, 2008, 03:08 PM   #1
Join Date: December 25, 2008
Posts: 46
Pyrodex FF in 1858?

Just received my Pietta case hardened frame with checkered grips 1858 from Cabelas for Christmas. I have shot a navy 36 colt for years but never a 44. I am out of 3f however and was wondering if Pyrodex 2ff (not P) would be okay to shoot in the 58 and if so how many grains? It is all I have at the moment and am itching to get to the range.
MontanaS is offline  
Old December 25, 2008, 03:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: December 27, 2005
Location: northeast
Posts: 521
I used Pryodex FFG in my Ruger with great results - actually more accurate at 100 yds for some reason than FFFG.
In an 1858 I'd use the same amount as FFFg - maybe 30 grs.

This is from an old Colt Industries pamphlet:
"FFG black powder is best for large and medium-size revolvers, and FFFG for the small pocket models, but any grade that is available will work reasonably well."
pohill is offline  
Old December 25, 2008, 09:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 14,257
I've used Pyro RS for years in 58's. Actually I can't tell any difference between RS and P. I use 35 grs.
Hawg is offline  
Old December 26, 2008, 10:20 AM   #4
Hoss Fly
Junior member
Join Date: December 27, 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 849
Hawg was the first to tell me about the RS when i "complained" about the price of P - I too cannot tell any difference in prefomance
Hoss Fly is offline  
Old December 26, 2008, 04:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: May 10, 2006
Location: I go where the oilfield jobs go.
Posts: 344
According to MEC in his book "Percussion Pistols", the powder normally used during the 1850s-60s is "rifle powder", AKA FFG
A story about a man, his harrowing journey, a vast frontier, and a great struggle.
Rachen is offline  
Old December 27, 2008, 01:46 PM   #6
Join Date: November 6, 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 63
Well, I'm just adding to the string.

I'm pretty new to shooting a '58, but I've used a lot of Pyro RS (FFg), with #10 caps and have had no ignition problems at all. My '58 shoots nice groups with 25 gr. and a .454 ball.

Have fun.
L'derry is offline  
Old December 28, 2008, 10:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: December 26, 2008
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 423
I have a remington 1858 new army .44 made by traditions. I have only shot FFFg poweder in it and only 15 grains. What is the max grains that should be used?
btolliverjr is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05804 seconds with 7 queries