Black Powder 44 special and 45 Long Rounds ?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by FreedomFighter69, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. FreedomFighter69

    FreedomFighter69 New Member

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    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 ?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.