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a new rifle in the stable

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ontarget, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. ontarget

    ontarget Member

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    I was looking for a flint lock, or a Kentuckey rifle. Ended up with the KY.
    She is a percussion in .45 cal. What should I be starting out with for a powder charge with prb's? GOEX only not a sub. Thanks, and a big thanks to the guys on the flint lock search. THR rules!!!!!!!!
     
  2. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    60 grs FFF ought to work real nice,
     
  3. junkman_01

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    Why do you mention flintlock and Kentucky rifle as exclusive to each other? A Kentucky rifle can be either flint or percussion lock.
     
  4. arcticap

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    I have a .45 carbine with a favored target load as low as 38 - 40 grains of Pyrodex P/fffg.
    It depends on the barrel twist rate and what the gun likes.
    Loading more powder produces more fouling.
     
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  5. ontarget

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    Thanks for pointing that out Junkman, I was aware of that though. Just as many others can be had in either configuration. The particular KY I was looking at was percussion, thats all.
     
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