Black Powder 50cal ballistics info??

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Sand_Squid, May 10, 2012.

  1. Sand_Squid

    Sand_Squid New Member

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    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.

    Thanks

    "What are you going to leave between your dash"
     
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  2. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.

    http://www.tcarms.com/manuals/

    Good luck with your muzzleloader.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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.
     
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  4. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    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.
     
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  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    What kind of .50 ? Assuming its rifled ,what's the twist? I ask because sabots may not be an option.
     
  6. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    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
    http://www.powerbeltbullets.com/Ballistics.php
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  7. montveil

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