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    Velocity Uberti dragoon?

    Max charge 3F with eras gone by dragoon bullet. Will the chambers hold enough powder to get 950 fps with that big bullet ar do I need a Walker? Will a Walker even do it? Thanks for lookln.

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    Look for information on modern velocity reading using a chronograph. IIRC, a Dragoon cylinder will hold 50 grains of powder, while the Walker held 60 grains.
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    What I guess I need to know how much powder it will hold with Era bygone dragoon bullet. Seems like a bit less than with a round ball.

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    Example to extrapolate

    I shoot the regular Era's Gone bullet from an 1860 Army (Pietta) with 24 grains of Swiss 3F in nitrated brown coffee filter paper. I chronographed these and they averaged 790 fps. I contribute that to the Swiss powder. FWIW if I do my part it will shoot a nice round 6 shot group of 3-4 inches at 25 yards.

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    Seek and ye shall find.

    Did a Yahoo search and....

    Black Powder Ballistics (poconoshooting.com)

    It doesn't list the Dragoon with a conical, but does list a Walker, so it's close.
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    Thanks all gents. Have made the purchase and supposed to arrive Thurs. Next the mould. Will have to wait to fall nats. to get a better powder than my goex 3f. Next question is how high a front site will I need and what type and kind. Had a front site installed on a revolver years ago. Still needed to be higher. This is not to be a skirmish gun. Jaeger out.

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