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Old 02-13-2011, 06:45 AM
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I just aquired a 45. cal. Sears Kentucky rifle and don't know what powder charge to use,can someone help me with this. I currently hav a 54 and a 50 cal. so I am not new to muzzeloading.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:21 AM
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I have several .45 caliber muzzleloaders and use about 70 grains of FFG powder and a patched round ball. It works well. All the best...
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:53 AM
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:13 AM
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I just aquired a 45. cal. Sears Kentucky rifle and don't know what powder charge to use,can someone help me with this. I currently hav a 54 and a 50 cal. so I am not new to muzzeloading.
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Starting loads are usually the same as caliber, so 45 grains, then work up in 5 grain increments until you find the sweet spot. Every rifle is an individual, so what works in one rifle may not be the best in another.
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Starting loads are usually the same as caliber, so 45 grains, then work up in 5 grain increments until you find the sweet spot. Every rifle is an individual, so what works in one rifle may not be the best in another.


DITTO! I worked up to 70 grains 3f and stayed there.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:49 PM
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My load for my TC 45 kit rifle is 75gr of fff Goex.

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