I have several questions here, thanks in advance for any help.
I've had this gun for a while now and never shot it, or any other ML for that matter. I want to start shooting it some and work up a hunting load. I would like to cast boolits for it. Would any of these molds work:
1. .45-70 450 gr flat nose mold
2. .490 round ball
3. .45 minie 298 gr
I guess I would need to use several patches to get any of these to work. Is there any problem with that?
What bullet would you all recommend for the best accuracy?
I have some triple 7 powder.
How often do I need to clean the barrel? Can I shoot 10 shots or so without cleaning? And when I do clean, is just a quick few passes with a patch fine if I am going to be shooting more that day?
Also, There is this gap behind my barrel. Is this normal? What should I do to fix it if it needs fixing?