.429 or .452 Muzzleloader bullet?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ohihunter2014, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. stillquietvoice

    stillquietvoice Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Upstate ny
    Iirc the original loading for civil war muskets was 60 gr 2f black powder and 525 gr mini ball. I could be mistaken though.

    The load seems pretty well balanced, the snow in front of the muzzle only had a few specks of unburned powder, so it was a complete burn. No waste, but did get me thinking that the path to greater recoil tolerance could be in increasing doses of black powder rather than larger caliber rifles.
  2. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    You're correct on the minie ball charge. They have to be treated like hollow base wadcutters.
    My brother is running a 36" Green mountain barrel. I never tried a sheet.
    stillquietvoice likes this.
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