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Been looking at a pedersoli muzzle loading 10 gauge for huntin g.Was wanting know if anyone knows load for 10 ga bp was looking for 2-3 oz load .Or smoekless loads might work .
 

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smoekless loads might work
NOT. Not in a muzzleloading shotgun. Black powder only. Smokeless is apt to damage both the gun and you.
The heaviest load that I have seen data for in a 10 ga. shotgun involved 1 5/8oz of shot and 120 grains BP.
A more normal load is 90 grains FFg and 1 1/4 oz. shot.
The two or three ounce loads are more like what you'd find in 8 or 4 bores.
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What limits the amounts of both shot and powder is pressure.
The pressure generated by a powder charge trying to move a two or three ounce shot charge at a reasonable velocity may well be more than the barrels are proofed for. Even doing it once or twice and getting away with it is not a guarantee of safety since pressure damage is cumulative.
Stay with published loads for your gun. Pedersoli recommends 85 grains FFg and 1 1/4 oz. of shot. You can find published loads of a bit more but not much.
The load of 120 grs BP was NOT for a Pedersoli 10 ga. but a modern inline.
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I tracked down one more load - from a fellow with a Pedersoli 10 ga. He says that his gun is marked for a max load of 109grains of BP with 1 1/2oz of shot.
Modern 10 gauge shotguns weigh north of nine pounds usually. The Pedersoli is a 7.5 pound gun. Recoil will be interesting with heavy loads.
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Think 19th century!

Been looking at a pedersoli muzzle loading 10 gauge for huntin g.Was wanting know if anyone knows load for 10 ga bp was looking for 2-3 oz load .Or smoekless loads might work .
In the 19th century the 10 gauge was a standard field gun - not a long range specialty firearm - think 1 to 1.25 ounces of shot over 4 drams of black powder in cartridge guns.
 

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Know this a old thread, but those folks stalking turkeys during muzzleloading season and needing some info would probably like to sneak a peek at this site too! Seems to most everything need for keep a b-p muzzleloader going.
 
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