March 6, 2013, 01:12 PM
Guys, I recently purchased a Browing 45 Caliber Mountain Rifle. I have never shot Black Powder before. What type of powder, caps, short should I use. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Eddie:)
March 6, 2013, 04:34 PM
Welcome Eddy... I'd go here and browse around a bit. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=238769 Lots of good info there.
I'd use 50-100 grains of FFFG Goex behind a patched round ball in that rifle. Maybe start with .440 ball and some premade pre lubed patches. Most shops will have both of those, about any #11 cap should get you started making smoke..
Jim, West PA
March 6, 2013, 07:33 PM
Hi Eddie Falcon,http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=171975&d=1347979346
WELCOME to the brotherhood of soot makers.
March 6, 2013, 07:39 PM
Have one in "flinch lock". Yes I use .44 ball you can play with powder charge, 60 gr. will push a round ball OK then work up. At $20-ish/ lb for the real thing I tend to shoot light loads most of the time. I also shoot it with some 210 gr. conicals.
March 7, 2013, 10:14 AM
Guys, Thanks for the welcome and getting back to me. Looking forward to firing this rifle. I contacted Browning hoping to get a user's manual. I shoot at Ben Avery's Shooting Range (1300 acres) here in Phoenix, AZ. Will keep you posted. Thanks, Eddie