I am not a black powder guy. I don't own a black powder gun and never have. I have shot one a couple of times. I recently heard a very knowledgeable gun nut say that it did not matter how much BP you set off at given time the pressure was always the same. Can anyone tell me if this is factual or was he just blowing hot air. Thanks
while been choooten black powder
since 70's , it doesnt make me an expert. just my
. Type powder as some have mentioned makes the differance in the front-loaders... Black powder vs in-line.
me first black powder was the Kentucky .45 rifle then the .44 revolver, & several after... was a beginner, so used what was recomeneded, came with flask/messure.. it recomeneded the caps .440 round ball & patches at 50-100 yrds ope sights was accurate, so sticked to what was recomeneded. tried the Peridox powder, & some mini-maxi balls but went back ta the Goex, .440 rd ball & patches... first shot marked line on ram-rod at end of muzzle whin powder ball& patch were properly seated. Have had some one pour extra powder down barrel, while chatting with another using spit patch method. Line on ram-rod showed bout tripple powder. Just more smoke, bigger kick.. like a ski-diver can reach only ciirtain mph... Modern loaders always trying hot-loads, tis harder on the casings. gap between powder & bullet gas buildup. took a hog several years later with a charge for my .44 revolver.
forgot ta change messure on flask... less pressure slower fps.. with revolver, accidently did under charge have ta tip down flask hold finger over messure thumb the spring loaded slid that covers flask. anyways didnt get full charge, when fired ball just barlly made it out of barrel & hit the ice, (winter time) short of target & rolled to target... So have seen differance between the how much
. Also me pard
back then bought a book about black powder.. they had done differant tests. differant loads,
charge & three balls loaded & differant cal. & stories. charging bull elephant, lions, tigers, & bears,
oh my . Big
differance in black powder & inline.... personaly think over charge, hot-shots
tis over rated... edit
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