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    FFFg 777 ?

    Let's keep this to the point. I use FFG 777 in 50 cal muzzleloaders. I got a bunch of stuff from my brother, (he likes to buy stuff from the clearance rack). So now I have some loose FFFG (3FG 777).

    How does the 3F compare to the 2F when used in 50 cal front loader ?

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    Motor

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    Last edited by Motor; 01-17-2016 at 12:15 PM.

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    Side by side per volume, a tad bit hotter. By weight 'bout the same. Should be just fine. Google 777 powder and check out their site.

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    Thanks Knarley. I have no problem finding information but it's always good to get some real feed back too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor View Post
    Thanks Knarley. I have no problem finding information but it's always good to get some real feed back too.

    Motor
    I read to use less fffg 777 than Ffg777 because it’s more powerful and you can get more in the case. They said decrease by 15% to be safe. This says to me to use a filler then. But not too much. Be careful with your old guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobeyond View Post
    I read to use less fffg 777 than Ffg777 because it’s more powerful and you can get more in the case. They said decrease by 15% to be safe. This says to me to use a filler then. But not too much. Be careful with your old guns.
    What about using less pyrodex than black 2ffg. I used a full case rather 77 grains by volume of 2ffg t-7 and my antique was OK. Would the same be true with pyrodex? Ha, try it. But 3fffg t-7 in my antique Mauser 1871 I’m kind of afeared. I have to keep the pressure down to 18000 or so. I don’t like light loads with filler.

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