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    B-Davis is offline
    149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Middle Atlantic - New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

    .54 cal powder load?

    So, I just purchased a .54 cal rifle (Pennsylvania style made by pedersoli), it has shallow rifling and is 8 lands and grooves. I have a round ball load for it. It looks more like our rifled musket barrels in terms of rifling. It is a 1:65 twist, I have a Lee .54 cal minie that is 415 grain, front heavy. Anybody have suggestions for a decent powder load? Just trying to figure out a decent starting point.

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    Muley Gil is offline
    34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Southwest Virginia
    New England - New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts
    I would start at 40 grains of FFFg and go up, to see if the groups tighten.
    Gil Davis Tercenio
    # 3020V
    34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
    Great, great grandson of Cpl Elijah S Davis, Co I, 6th Alabama Inf CSA

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