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Old March 20th, 2016, 09:45 AM   #1
 
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Hello,
First time C&B shooter. Some shooters use cream of wheat as a filler. How much do you use? Say 30 grs of powder them how much filler? Thanks. Tom



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Old March 20th, 2016, 10:13 AM   #2
 
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I was always told to keep the ball up near the face of the cylinder when compressed. I used cream of wheat. So, whatever it takes to bring up the level with just enough room to seat the ball as close to flush as possible.
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As above. Dump your 30g of Powder. Then fill enough cream of wheat to almost the top of the cylinder and press the ball home. No hard and fast rule, other than you do want a the load to be at least slightly compressed and you don't want to have to really lean on the loading lever to seat the ball. You'll find the 'sweet' spot for you with a little trial and error .
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are you kidding ?? cream of the wheat is for breakfast Old Army needs BP or Pyrodex P Why do this? Fill chamber with 40 grains + guess you boys could pick up,a cap gun if you're scared
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I always use a full load of 4 f powder of pyrodex.
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