OK, the (really wonderful) wife ordered the .54 caliber Pedersoli Replica 1862 Confederate (Robinson) Sharps carbine from DGW. This is my Xmas present! It arrived yesterday, and I was allowed to open the box to "check for shipping damage". She also ordered the .544" Sharps bullets and the DGW paper cartridge rolling kit. The DGW recommended load is 50 grains of FFFg (which is the same load I shoot in my Walker-Colt replica). Does anyone out there have other load recommendations? I do have a few cartridge making questions: 1. Should the bullet be lubed? There are grease rings on the cast bulets, but I cannot see any reference to bullet lubrication in any of the articles I have found online. 2. Some online articles, and the instructions in the DGW kit, show making a "powder only" paper cartridge to be inserted into the breech after you drop in the bullet. Other online articles show inserting the bullet into the paper tube and tying it (or gluing it?) at one end then pouring the powder into the other end. Any comments or suggestions? This is gonna be fun!