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For what it may be worth, this data came from a test published in The American Rifleman Dec. 1972 p. 20 for 0.457" round ball 142 grain in a Ruger Old Army:
LOAD, FFFg Muzzle vel fps E ft-lb
20 800 200
25 840 221
30 985 307
40 1150 402

My Old Army will just barely swallow 42 gr and have room to seat the ball without having it bind as the cylinder turns, so I think 40+ grain charges with a big 240 gr slug is not likely. It thunders so much and makes a big flash with a huge puff of blackpowder to match that it would scare any reasonable critter to death. Or you could do what one old coot did up in NJ and use rancid bacon grease as the bullet lube. Poor varmints would pass out from the stench, but so would you.
 

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You may be right, Humpty, maybe it was .457" rb. I was working from handwritten notes. I'll have to poke thru my shed to uncover the old bullet mold I used. May take awile as its not on my wifes list of to-do's for this week.
 
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