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Anybody shoot round ball loads in Cowboy45Special?

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5 hours ago, Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 said:

I'm looking for a recipe.




I tried it once. 454 ball.  Probably with 1.3cc of BlackMZ.   Balls went every wichaway.  Target looked like a buckshot pattern. 

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Same 44 reload as a cap & ball in a brass case with a primer

25 - 30 gr FFg and a greased felt wad

Edited by John Boy
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Nooooooooooooo ... but round balls are 140/142gr .. AND ... when I first started loading Cowboy Special I used some Bear Creek 160s w/ 3.0gr of Bullseye ... they sounded (and shot) great but only made 400 fps (exactly) ... 64pf ...


IMHO ... 3.0+gr of Bullseye w/ a round ball would be a great starting point.  


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Thanks PP:

I know about the black powder recipe -- shot that for years.

But I was hoping on a smokeless recipe.


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