Hey Crow Choker,
Well .... Darn. Don't really know how to answer that technically. I don't actually know what my Powder Charge is
In ALL my .36 guns I shoot Dick Dastardly's EPP-UG-36 bullets as opposed to round Ball. I also shoot APP. No Lube needed so I shoot the UG-36 as cast. In ALL the .36s, I first figure out how deep the bullet will seat with about 1/8th inch "freeboard" from the nose of the bullet to the face of the cylinder, to allow a little leeway for possible "back-out." (Haven't had any back-out yet) Then I load enough APP to reach the base of the bullet with ZERO compression. I load 3f.
I discovered, with 2f and Round Ball I was being called "misses" for hits because the Stupid (in the case) spotters weren't pay9ing attention and complained they (stupid spotters) couldn't "hear" the hits. The EPP-UG-36 is 10Gr heavier than a Round Ball and with the added velocity of 3f, makes a nice "KLANG" on impact.
I don't know if it's a bigger "Fireball" as I'm behind the gun. From behind the gun, I've never been able to actually see the fireball, whether with BP or APP. The boys and girls off to the side can, but I have never asked. I can confirm I do get an impressive great cloud of gun smoke. Lots of smoke. APP makes Lots and Lots of smoke. 36s are super fun to shoot. Even with 3f, recoil is a non-issue and as near as I can tell, next to no muzzle flip. This afternoon I'll go weigh the powder charge, just for the sake of information here. I really don't care. Goes BOOMBA - KLANG