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#3441715 - 11/08/13 05:31 AM Re: sidelock powder question [Re: FrontierGander]
Grill-n-man
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Well, the information in books may suggest so but every pistol (revolvers and side locks) and muzzle loader rifles, that over the years I and others that I have shot with, will differ in opinion from that. We have all gotten better groups and less fouling with the RS verses the P. and as for the pop being better the stuff we have shot with it from deer to cinder blocks doesn't show that. Books and data are one thing but nothing beats trying it. But we all have our own opinion and mine is not wasting money and time shooting Pyrodex P.

Edited by Grill-n-man (11/08/13 05:34 AM)

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#3441738 - 11/08/13 05:55 AM Re: sidelock powder question [Re: Grill-n-man]
mike243
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I have found that the P is hotter in my old sidelock because I had to back off from the same amout to get my grouping back.it also gets dirtier because of the fine grain.it also will get to the flash channel better due to smaller size & crud might stop the rs but the p can & will go all the way to the nipple.I dont think they recomend it for rifles any way but it can & will work
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#3441775 - 11/08/13 06:37 AM Re: sidelock powder question [Re: mike243]
Grill-n-man
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mike243 is correct about the P not being recommended for rifles and I would not recommend using it in rifles also ( I forgot to put that in there ). I threw that little bit of info in because just something we have tried to see how it will work. But in all seriousness the RS, for us, works better than the P. That's the great thing about muzzle loaders, each is its own and learning what you got is just plain ole fun.
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#3442314 - 11/08/13 12:22 PM Re: sidelock powder question [Re: Grill-n-man]
FrontierGander
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shoot it over a chronograph, its a lot faster.

Pyrodex P is allowed in rifles, its 3f powder boys, nothing hard to understand about it. Any time you use 3f, you reduce your loads by 15%. So basically, if you are shooting 80gr 2f and then switch to 3f, reduce the 3f loads by 10 grains and you'll shoot less powder and still achieve the same or a little faster velocity.

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