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Roby-ga    Posted 09-07-2017 at 14:54:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • BP triple 7 question
  • I'm switching from the 2 pellets of 50 grs. each to the granulated triple 7. The people at Basspro sold me FFFG Triple 7 and is a lot finer than I remember from using Pyrodex years ago. One concern is, using my T/C tube scale, 100 grs. actually weighs 80 grs. on my Lyman scale. Wanting to get the equivalent of the 2 50 gr. pellets I don't know what scale to use. Sadly I don't have a pellet to weigh so as to see what it might weight on the Lyman. Any thoughts?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-10-2017 at 21:45:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I could use that 3F in my cannon. For the rifle I use 90 grains of pyrodex. Yes I weigh it, yes I know thats wrong, bad habits are hard to break.

    l    Posted 09-08-2017 at 23:07:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • From the Hogdon site " All charges of triple 7 or Pyrodex should be measured by VOLUME not weight. A simple adjustable powder measure is the correct tool for this job."

    mthomas    Posted 09-09-2017 at 00:32:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Silver or gold label? If you are shooting a 50, either will work. I sell both to 50 cal customers and use the silver myself. I'd look at the bottle, but it is at the shop, and I am not. The basic rule is NEVER go by weight. Go by volume. Two 50 grain pellets would be the equivalent of 100 grains by volume. The standard tripple seven load is 100 grains.

    carl nny    Posted 09-08-2017 at 22:16:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What Coupe said, 3F for the pan and 2F for the barrel. I have a .54 cal. Flint lock, Haven't used it in a few years but if I remember right I used 90 gr. in the barrel. 75 would probably be about right in the .50 cal.. You never said what cal. you were shooting.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 09-08-2017 at 23:20:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 50 Cal. I loaded 75 grs. by my Lyman scale.

    36 coupe    Posted 09-07-2017 at 20:27:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Got called to supper.First off dont buy black powder at the Basspro shops.You cant load black powder substitutes bulk to bulk with black powder.I have been using black powder since 1955.It cost 1.25 a pound back then.I hunted with a 12 GA muzzle loading double.I could load a box of 12 ga.shells for 1.25 for my single shot.I went by the instructions of an old gunsmith .No Basspro fools back then.I have 2 50 cal muzzle loading and a 45 cal.revolver.Send 5 bucks to Dixie Gunworks for their catalog.Ive never loaded over 75 grains of FFG in my rifles.

    Roby-ga    Posted 09-07-2017 at 22:34:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That sounds about right because the one vial of granular I had left weighted about 75 grs. on the Lyman. It was triple 7 if I remember correctly. So, the 777 would work if it was the FFg loaded to 75 grs. I'm trying to get some charges loaded before we evacuate for the hurricane.

    36 coupe    Posted 09-07-2017 at 19:23:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • FFFG is used as a priming powder in flint locks.Never used as the main charge in the barrel.

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