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Sand_Squid 05-10-2012 03:02 PM

Black Powder 50cal ballistics info??
I'll be buying a 50cal muzzleloader and wondering if there is any ballistic info (books/websites) for different types of bullets with powder weights.


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alsaqr 05-10-2012 09:11 PM

Never cared much about velocities. IMO: Accuracy is more important. A 240-250 grain saboted bullet fired from the barrel of a muzzeloader rifle using 100 measured grains of Pyrodex gives a velocity of about 1,700 fps. Go to the link and click on Black Diamond rifle for more info.

Good luck with your muzzleloader.

orangello 05-10-2012 09:43 PM

I picked up a pretty lil sidelock on closeout the other day, $300 delivered. I haven't gotten to take it out to play yet.

I would like to see ballistics on it myself, though i prefer the old lead round ball myself.

thdrduck 05-18-2012 02:07 PM

I read years ago that the "Kentucky Crack" from a Kentucky rifle was made when the round ball went super sonic and that was the load that was sought after. I think it is somewhere around 1100 fps but I could be wrong. My .45 long rifle will do it with a patched .440 round ball in front of 75 grains of ffg goex.

mountainman13 05-18-2012 02:51 PM

What kind of .50 ? Assuming its rifled ,what's the twist? I ask because sabots may not be an option.

St8LineGunsmith 06-01-2012 02:47 AM

I have a CVA Mountain Stalker and I use 295 GN Power belt bullets in it with 75 GN of Triple 7 and shooting through a chronograph 1542 FPS muzzle velocity that is 1557.19 foot pounds of KE
here is a power belt balistics chart

montveil 06-11-2012 01:49 PM
Here is program you can use if you have MV and bullet weight

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