Until he finds out that more is safer, 20g should be considered max. The fifteen load should be good for 650-700 fps. If it's an Uberti, Armi San Marco or something similar, then heavier loads will be fine.223 fan said:15 lousy grs? in .44 cap andball? that sounds awful feeble to me. FFFG powder, should be considerably more than that,even with conical bullets. Double that(or more) with round ball, IIRC.
I don't know what pressures you generated with that mix but don't ever NEVER use smokeless powder in a black powder firearm. Rifle, shotgun or pistol.223 fan said:Myself,I hated how hard black powder was to get, 1968, for a 16 year old boy, and how much of it I had to use, and how much it cost. I took to mixing 3grsof Bullseye powder with 3 grs of fffg black powder. I'd prepare the charges in advance,put them in empty capsules from the pharmacy, and carried them in an old Remington 38 special ammo box.
You put the wonderwads in each cylinder to prevent your revolver chain firing. Some folks use Crisco, etc but its goopy and messy. The WWs are clean. Pyrodex is a black powder substitute - you still have to clean but it doesn't foul as easily. BTW, you can buy pyrodex pre-formed into little 15gr cylinders that just press into the revolver's chambers (does away with the measure). I like those a lot.sgtbpm said:thanks guys, but little shy on the lingo, What's PITA, oxo wonderwad? I did read about the powders alittle bit, regular and Pyrodex, which is better? I'm really looking foward to going out and shooting this thing but want to get it right, I did read about guns blowing up, Yikes!!!!