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Load for Rossi single shot (sorry, inline question)

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

    Nov 14, 2007
    I know this forum is mostly for traditional guys, but it's still the best place to put a "cheater" (inline) question.

    I have this Rossi Youth .45 cal ML - short little thang, which I plan to use this fall for hunting. I got it used but it's in pristine condition. Synthetic black furniture (I know, yuck), and matte nickel. I've never shot it but I like the size and weight of it.

    Found an online Rossi ML manual at Steve's pages, and the manual says no more than three 50 gr pellets, and recommends two 50 gr pellets, but that's for .50 cals, and this is a .45 cal.

    The manual also says to use Pyrodex pellets only, and no other propellant types, for some reason. Yes, it spefically says use pellets.

    In any event, my question is, do you think that two 50 gr pellets in .45 cal (100 gr charge) of Pyrodex will be too much or about right as a starting point. By starting point, I mean, I would go down only, not up, with 100 as the max, but still a good starting point to see if it shoots. Or would you try 80 gr first for this one (1 50 and 1 30)?

  2. arcticap

    arcticap Mentor

    Mar 20, 2005
    Central Connecticut
    The hotter load will shoot flatter.
    Traditions shows loading data for 130 - 150 grains of pellets with a .45 so the starting load is up to your personal preference and the bullet's performance.

    Last edited: Apr 22, 2010

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