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PostSubject: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 25th 2016, 9:22 pm

While at the range today I watched a guy shooting different types of ML pistol. I was using  20 grains of 3F Goex powder, he was using 20 grains of 2F Goex in his .50 cal. His seem to be grouping well. Any problems you guys can advise me of using 2F in a .50 cal pistol. It would be nice to take only one type of blackpowder to the range but I want to be safe. 

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 7:27 am

2F or 3F is fine. Use the one the gun shoots best with.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 8:01 am

With a centerfire pistol with a short barrel, you have to use a faster-burning powder to try to burn the powder while the bullet is still in the barrel. The muzzleloading pistol uses black powder which burns very fast. With a short-barreled pistol the faster-burning powder is 3F because of the smaller granules. It would be my choice.
In a .50 caliber rifle, 2F may be better .. but maybe not. You just have to try it and see.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 8:13 am

Old wives tales die hard.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 8:14 am

Are you saying 3F doesn't burn faster?

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 8:19 am

I'm saying 2F could work better according to the gun.

They used to say never use 3F above .45 cal in a rifle too. We know that's a bunch of bull.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 12:19 pm

I use 2fg in pretty much everything now, including our .36 and .44 cap n balls.
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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 12:49 pm

The 2F OE and Graf powders have finer grains than Goex 2F. They are like 2.5F.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 12:51 pm

Swiss is the same way.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 3:44 pm

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I use 2fg in pretty much everything now, including our .36 and .44 cap n balls.

cheers  Yessir.  FFg in everything except pans on flinters thy get 4F or Null B. FFg in  Flint or percussion .32-.54 and 12 ga as well as flint pistol and revolvers. 
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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 26th 2016, 8:44 pm

I took the pistol out today and shot 20 gns of 2F Goex. Gonna try 25 and 30 gns also. Wont go past 30gn.
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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 27th 2016, 7:43 am

Ok I am still in a learning mode, what is the difference between Goex BP and Goex OE? Is worth changing to, is it cleaner, more accurate etc. 
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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   March 27th 2016, 7:47 am

OE is cleaner burning and has much more power than regular Goex. It's almost equal to Swiss powder, but much cheaper.

I've always had my doubts that OE is a pure black powder formula.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   April 18th 2016, 7:36 am

@Jotjackson wrote:
I took the pistol out today and shot 20 gns of 2F Goex.  Gonna try 25 and 30 gns also. Wont go past 30gn.
Thanks, Jerry

Why not? I used to shoot 45 grains.

Is this a pistol or revolver? What make and model is it?
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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   April 18th 2016, 7:57 am

It's in the title and 1st post.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   April 18th 2016, 8:01 am

All I see is ".50 cal. percussion", no make or model.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   April 18th 2016, 10:12 am

It says pistol more than once. Which should mean it's not a revolver.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   April 18th 2016, 11:56 am

45gr can be a little hard on the hand. I'd keep it light. You can not hunt with them very often due to laws, so light and cheap on powder is key as long as its accurate.
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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   April 18th 2016, 1:01 pm

You can hunt small game which includes coyotes.

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   September 30th 2016, 12:11 pm

Now Va allows muzzleloading pistols to hunt big game!!
       Only muzzleloading firearms, .45 caliber or larger, loaded from the muzzle of the gun..

  • Muzzleloading firearms must be single shot, capable of firing only a single bullet or saboted bullet (.38 caliber or larger).
  • Flintlock, percussion, or electronic ignitions are permitted.
  • Must use at least 50 grains of black powder or black powder equivalent.
  • Muzzleloading pistols which meet the four restrictions listed above are legal.
  • What a progressive state I live in.    Thanks,
  • Jimmy

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PostSubject: Re: .50 cal percussion pistol powder   September 30th 2016, 3:03 pm

I use OE 2F in all my guns and have no problem. Some gents say 3F and some say 2F. I tried 2F and got great groups and stayed with it.
If you need a pic I think it's in the tradition section on page 2 "Saturday's results with my Patriot Pistol". GOOD LUCK.

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