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The Truth About Triple 7?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by rodwha, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. rodwha

    rodwha Member

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    You may want to consider 3F Triple 7 Woodnbow. Even if you reduce the charge (if max) it's still far and above more powerful than Goex or similar powders.

    When Mike Beliveau did his testing of powders and projectiles in Old Armies he did reduce the loads and changed it from sub par to sub magnum.

    40 grns 3F Goex and a RB produced 812 fps and 217 ft/lbs vs 33 grns of 3F Triple 7 which gave 1062 fps and 371 ft/lbs.

    30 grns of Goex with a 255 grn bullet produced 744 fps with 314 ft/lbs vs 25 grns of T7 which gave 920 fps and 479 ft/lbs. And that's with a reduced load with mild compression. Hogdgon's states firm compression is needed with anything other than a cartridge, and I can't get them to define firm for me, but it sounds like more than mild as most people state is needed.

    Odd that Hogdgon states the 15% reduction should give similar results as BP, but here is shown to well outdo it.

    I've been wanting to try Swiss but can't seem to find it locally. It seems all of the other BP's are anemic.
     
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    Brushhippie has made his own BP, which seems as, if not a little more energetic than Swiss. I'd certainly give it a go!
     
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    I've put 40gr of 4FG Swiss in my ROA with a 210 conical bullet. It felt like 40gr of Triple 7. However, it WILL leak out of stock ROA niples. Treso's and Slixshot seem to hold 4FG fine.
     
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    What about a small piece of onionskin or flash paper dropped in the cylinder before loading? Would that cure the leaking problem? I'll try it next time I take the ROA's out.
     
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    I've read fro the few people who have tried 4F in their ROA that it didn't behave consistently, and they didn't pursue it any longer.
     
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