Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   Blackpowder & Musket (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f22/)
-   -   Black Powder 44 special and 45 Long Rounds ? (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f22/black-powder-44-special-45-long-rounds-32278/)

FreedomFighter69 09-27-2010 03:21 AM

Black Powder 44 special and 45 Long Rounds ?
 
Does anyone know the performance of the original black powder cartridges of 44 special and 45 long colt ? Were they hotter than today's smokeless load ?

c3shooter 09-27-2010 11:13 AM

no, not as hot. BP has a subsonic detonation speed. Very olds guns proofed for BP may be unsafe with modern smokeless loadings- different pressure curve.

FreedomFighter69 09-27-2010 12:51 PM

Thank you !


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.