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Tried Some 1Fg

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Loyalist Dave, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave Member

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    I tried some 1Fg in my 20 gauge flintlock trade gun. It was Graff & Sons powder, and I used 80 grains and an ounce of shot. I used 3Fg from my horn to prime, while using rolled, paper cartridges of powder, and of shot, for the main load.

    Smelled odd, like used fireworks. Seemed to work OK. I will need to try a penetration test on a steel can to see about the velocity. I might then up the load to 95 grains.

    LD
     
  2. BullRunBear

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    LD, It was some time ago but I used 90 grains of 1F Goex in a 12 ga with the typical over powder wad, cushion, and over shot card for an upland game bird hunt. The load proved effective but was smokier than smaller granulations create. No unusual smell, though. I wonder if the paper and lube, if any lube was used, made the smell you noticed. I'll be curious to see what others have to say since I so rarely use 1F.

    Jeff
     
  3. .455_Hunter

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    Why use 1F if it's safe to use the smaller grains?
     
  4. Old Stumpy

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    Argh matey, seems true powder for ye blunderbuss, If ye be a pirate bold. :D
     
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  5. Shanghai McCoy

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    The penetration on a steel can,(tuna..?), test sure seems to be a good tried and true method.
    Ol' Roundball would be proud... :thumbup:
    ;)
     
  6. woodnbow
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    Fg has a gentler, slower burn than Ffg. Supposed to keep the shot rounder for better patterns. I’m told that it’s the stuff for 10 ga. and larger, and some use it in 12’s.
     
  7. Loyalist Dave

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    ZACTLY!

    PLUS....When trying to "reach out" with a cylinder bore tradegun, one is trying to prevent any rotation in the shot column. Said shot column some folks really load up on, for example some do as much as a two ounce load in a 20 gauge to push past 30 yards. :scrutiny: IF you get some rotation, the pattern opens, and thus if acceleration were a tad slower, you should get less pattern opening with the rotation. On the other hand IF I found I had to use heavy shot loads to go UP into trees after squirrels, 1Fg will give me less of a pressure problem pushing 2 oz. of shot.

    PLUS...., I was just wondering about the stuff....

    LD
     
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  8. Patocazador

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    I get better patterns in my 12 SxS with 1F than with 2F.
     
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  9. J-Bar

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    Experimentation/actual experience beats conjecture every time. Thanks for the report and having the courage to try something new!!
     
  10. Bigted

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    Thanks for your post LD! I have some GOEX 1Fg powder and a 12 double as well as my 20/62 smoothie.

    I tried the 1Fg behind a round ball in the 20 but had no love. Better try it with shot.

    Thanks again for the post.

    Ted
     
  11. rodinal220

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    1F is good for 577 Snider and 577/450 MH cartridge loads.
     
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