a new rifle in the stable


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ontarget
January 18, 2011, 09:36 PM
I was looking for a flint lock, or a Kentuckey rifle. Ended up with the KY.
She is a percussion in .45 cal. What should I be starting out with for a powder charge with prb's? GOEX only not a sub. Thanks, and a big thanks to the guys on the flint lock search. THR rules!!!!!!!!

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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
January 18, 2011, 10:13 PM
60 grs FFF ought to work real nice,

junkman_01
January 18, 2011, 10:35 PM
Why do you mention flintlock and Kentucky rifle as exclusive to each other? A Kentucky rifle can be either flint or percussion lock.

arcticap
January 19, 2011, 04:22 AM
What should I be starting out with for a powder charge with prb's?

I have a .45 carbine with a favored target load as low as 38 - 40 grains of Pyrodex P/fffg.
It depends on the barrel twist rate and what the gun likes.
Loading more powder produces more fouling.

ontarget
January 19, 2011, 08:10 PM
Thanks for pointing that out Junkman, I was aware of that though. Just as many others can be had in either configuration. The particular KY I was looking at was percussion, thats all.

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