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Thread: What powder charge did the 69 cal rifled musket use in the Civil War?

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    I get very good accuracy in my original 3 band with 70 gr of 2F goex and the Rapine minie. I have a carbine length original that doesn't do as well with 70 gas., I'm sure due the short barrel and slow twist. I may try bumping up the charge and moving to 3f to see if there's any improvement but I don't want to push too far. It does quite well with patched ball over a 12 ga. cushion wad with the 70 gr. charge.

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    Hope to get to the range this weekend and experiment with different charges. With a short 24? barrel 3f might work better. Faster burn rate


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    Quote Originally Posted by EPPS1919 View Post
    Hope to get to the range this weekend and experiment with different charges. With a short 24? barrel 3f might work better. Faster burn rate


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    It's 26". I'm going to try some 3F Swiss.

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    When looking at .69 relic bullets, some have really thick skirts.
    Some have really thin skirts.
    It's made me wonder over the years about the powder charges.
    I have two base plugs for an altered #68569. Never have maxed out the thick skirted one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbler View Post
    When looking at .69 relic bullets, some have really thick skirts.
    Some have really thin skirts.
    It's made me wonder over the years about the powder charges.
    I have two base plugs for an altered #68569. Never have maxed out the thick skirted one.
    Yep mine has a thick skirt and I think that?s the problem. I m going to try heavier charges this weekend. I think I will make a thicker base plug


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    I shot a rifled '42 for a while. Started off with a home made mold based on some bullets we dug up at Ox Hill. They were about 730 grains. It was very accurate, but brutal. I shot one skirmish with it, mainly because Carl Jensen said he couldn't believe that anyone would shoot a whole skirmish with a 69 cal. musket. Then went to the Rapine 500 gr., semi-wadcutter and 60 gr. of GOEX FF. That shot well too. Won a trophy with it at the old Daniel Morgan shoot.

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    I shot it today with 90gr 3f and it did a little better. Sill need to keep playing with different charges


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    Got some.69 cal wadcutters by Moose molds from a friend and with 74 gr 2f Swiss it did Great at 50yd see pix Name:  IMG_2208.jpg
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    Time to Order a Moose mold


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