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Old April 29th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #16
 
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that is because you are new to black powder...us old timers were using it 40+ years ago and that is the way we were thought by even older people who had been firing black powder even longer.
I've shot BP Pyrodex 35 yrs. I have 4 Old armys 5 77/50's Not new, boy. I"ve heard of Dacron on rifle rounds to take up space Never known any experienced BP pistol shooters to fill with corn meal AND yes it is silly I'd like to see you goof balls do this




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Old April 29th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #17
 
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Mine shoot well with 35-45 grains Pyrodex P
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I still use crisco to seal the chamber mouth.
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I've shot BP Pyrodex 35 yrs. I have 4 Old armys 5 77/50's Not new, boy. I"ve heard of Dacron on rifle rounds to take up space Never known any experienced BP pistol shooters to fill with corn meal AND yes it is silly I'd like to see you goof balls do this
Dacron pillow stuffing is used in handloaded rifle cartridges to keep a minimal powder charge up against the flash hole/case base. The use of an organic filler (dry cream of wheat, corn meal, etc) to fill the space between a small powder charge and the ball is quite common in cap-and-ball revolver shooting. The other options could be to install a longer rammer on the loading lever assembly or stacking up multiple lubed felt wads to fill the space.
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I find sabots in front of my 77/50 a few yards,,, maybe these cats could put a basket and catch little corn muffinettes.... at least powder smells good!
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Hi Caje,



I have Butler Creek nipples on mine, and have used 35 grains of 777 under a Wonder Wad and a .457 ball, with a #11 magnum cap.



Just over 1100 fps with spreads under 12 fps. That's almost 400 fpe, if you care.





Does okay under the Buffalo Bullets 190-grainers, too (M 1142 fps).

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Looks good Erich! These are so Accurate. William Battermans favorite pistol. Only wish they still made them. Ever shoot a 5.5"? Those are bring high dollar.
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