Black powder testing.


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Crawdad1
February 16, 2014, 02:37 PM
Has anyone chronographed Olde Eynsford 3fg against 3Fg GOEx black powder? What are your results?

The reason I ask is I want to see if this Olde Enysford would be better for hunting. First to increase accuracy and second to increase energy. Thanks for any and all replies.

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frontiergander
February 16, 2014, 03:54 PM
its much cleaner and more powderful. In my 58cal with a .562" ball and .020" patch and 110gr 1 1/2fg OE, I got 1,620 FPS which is flying for a big bore like that.
http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com/t5597-olde-eynsford-100-yards-58-hawken?highlight=olde+eynsford

Don McDowell
February 16, 2014, 05:04 PM
Olde E does give a good bit more velocity. Whether or not you get any improvement in accuracy is another question.
The biggest advantage of Olde E is how little fouling it leaves behind and how easy that fouling is to deal with even in hot dry weather conditions.
I believe it would make a fine hunting powder if you find a load that you and the rifle can get along with.

frontiergander
February 16, 2014, 05:09 PM
found my results:

110gr Olde Eynsford 1 1/2fg
.570" round ball
.020" patch lubed with moose milk
1627
1598
1569

ES- 57.59
SD- 29.00

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Set up 10 feet from the chrono. CVA Hawken .50cal 28" barrel, 1:48 twist, .490" round ball, .020" moose milk lubed patch, lubed beg wad. 80 grains 3fg Olde Eynsford black powder.

Clean Bore - 1889 - Fouled 1907 - Fouled 1917

Crawdad1
February 17, 2014, 07:44 PM
Thanks guys for your responses, very helpful as I have never used anything but GoEx 3fg in my revolvers. But is the 3fg Olde Eynsford used in revolvers?

Don McDowell
February 17, 2014, 07:56 PM
It can be it'll give you some screamin velocity, but should shoot pretty clean.

Crawdad1
February 17, 2014, 08:09 PM
Thanks Don!!
So if I were to use 25 grains of Olde E I can expect better velocity than say 30 grains of regular 3Fg? Or can I make that comparison without testing over a chronograph?

Don McDowell
February 17, 2014, 08:39 PM
You might not get more velocity with 25 grs of OE, but you would be awfully close to the 30 grs of 3f. So you'ld end up with more shots per pound of powder.
Without chronographing you can adjust the powder charge until you have the same poi as the 30 gr load.
The real big thing you'll notice is the less fouling of the OE, it's very easy to deal with.

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