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Thread: Breech Strength

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    There have been some past trials where they filled up a 12 inch barrel section with black powder screwed in a second breech plug and lit a fuse on the flash hole. The barrel sections didn't blow up.
    Iraqi Veteran (yutube) did try to blow up a few CVA muzzle loaders using smokeless powder but it didn't blow the guns up like you would think it would do. They basically used a smokeless powder load like a black powder load, simulating a user trying to use a black powder load by mistake or stupidity. They had to really overload the heck out of them to blow them up.

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodnbow View Post
    Keeping powder charges around 70-90 grains with bullets under 400 grains should still be an enjoyable experience...
    My muzzle loaders are slow twist ball guns - open sights - they will do the job as far out as I can ethically hit - my 54cal weighs 7 pound neat - 120 grains of FFg - its fun and pretty darn effective!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian joe View Post
    Charlie if it dont hurt its fun (of course) ................. but a 45/100 with a big boolit has some potential to hurt in a light gun ....I have a good chiropractor but I dont wanna become friends with him .
    Yes, it does. My Lyman is 9lb. And it has a wicked curved butt plate that will cut the skin. I use a PAST recoil pad when firing it (or a thick jacket).

    Even with all that it has taught me how to flinch Took a while to get used to firing it.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodnbow View Post
    Keeping powder charges around 70-90 grains with bullets under 400 grains should still be an enjoyable experience...
    Enjoyable, but, after 20 or 30 rounds I can feel it the next day, even with the recoil pad.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check