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Powder Charg??

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by WALKERs210, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    Waiting for flints to arrive so can see how This Tower pistol shoot. Thgought I'd throw out the question on how much is too much and how much is not enough. I plannedto load up 50 g of 3f Balck under buck/n Ball lod.So is 50 to low or two high.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    50 grains would be a good Proof Load in a .69 caliber Tower Pistol.

    35-40 grains would be more like it I think.

    But 30 grains and work up to what you can stand would be more prudent.
    And I doubt you can stand 50 grains.

  3. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    RC, I beg to differ with ya on 50 grns. of 3f BP being a proof load, it may be a bit stout, for a 69 cal. Tower pistol with buck and ball but I've shot a buddies with 60 grns with just ball (equivalent of BB shot). The recoil was quite stout but definitely not unmanagerable.:) Like RC stated you'd be best to start at a light powder charge and work your way up.
  4. rdstrain49

    rdstrain49 Well-Known Member

    Dixie's catalog has all the data you will need.

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