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Re: Looking for a Loading Tool
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2018, 06:56:12 AM »
need a couple of questions on black powder answered before I try to use it. First, is black powder measured by weight like my smokeless or by volume like my cap and ball gun?? Second, FF or FFF ?? Third, somebody recommend a load they have had good luck with (using a 200gr bullet),,,,,
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Re: Looking for a Loading Tool
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2018, 07:27:53 PM »
need a couple of questions on black powder answered before I try to use it. First, is black powder measured by weight like my smokeless or by volume like my cap and ball gun??

by volume
One can buy a scoop. or make one from a cutdown cartridge case and a piece of heavy wire.
very historical, that.

measure as much as will fit under the bullet.

either FF or 3F your choice.

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Re: Looking for a Loading Tool
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2018, 08:09:58 PM »
Couldn’t I use my powder measure for my cap and ball pistol or maybe even make a spout for my powder flask ??
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