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Spitfire



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PostSubject: Re: Flintlock Pistol   Flintlock Pistol - Page 2 EmptyJune 16th 2014, 11:34 am

With a muzzleloader and black powder I suppose we need every ounce of oomph the powder can supply so better to not port it.
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PostSubject: Re: Flintlock Pistol   Flintlock Pistol - Page 2 EmptyJune 16th 2014, 11:41 am

We have no limit to how much powder we pour down the barrel.  Wink 

Cartridges have limits.

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PostSubject: Re: Flintlock Pistol   Flintlock Pistol - Page 2 EmptyJune 16th 2014, 1:10 pm

Wonder how much of an overload a muzzlegun will handle before it will let go , that's if you're using black powder ?
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PostSubject: Re: Flintlock Pistol   Flintlock Pistol - Page 2 EmptyJune 16th 2014, 1:54 pm

Standard "proofing" procedure seems to be twice the normal hot load. I'd let some drunk do it for me.  Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Flintlock Pistol   Flintlock Pistol - Page 2 EmptyJune 16th 2014, 10:58 pm

Yeah I don't want to hold on to it myself  Smile
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