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2F vs. 3F Load

 
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Gray Ghost
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: 2F vs. 3F Load Reply with quote

I was wondering, if I was to load the same rifle with 70 grains by volume of 2F and then switch to a load of 70 grains by volume of 3F what would be the difference in pressure, muzzle velocity, and where the ball would hit on target using the same ball/patch combo. I would appreciate any thoughts on this subject.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell you what the differences would be, but they will be different. Most likely your point of impact will be raised by the load of 3F compared to 2F if all else is equivalent (it may be by several inches).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
There is a 20% increase in pressure between each of the grades. ffg is 20 % more then fg and fffg has 20% more pressure then ffg.
Regards and good shooting, Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey Ghost,
So was that of any help to you?
Paul


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: powder Reply with quote

if u use 3 f and cut back 20 per cent you will same on powder with same results. I ues 3f in my 72 cal trade musket. a smoothbore. I find no difference in point of impact between 2 f and 3f. at what powder is costing and hard to get . u conserve a lot.
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Paul C. Daiute
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NWtrader,
You make a good point. Thanks for your interest and response.
Sorry, I forgot this is not my thread.
Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,
Thanks for the info. Yes that helps. I have just come back from the mountains and just looked at the site for the first time in a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you have to use less 3F than 2F. I'd lower it 15% using 3F.

I use 3F in all my flintlocks from .32 caliber to .58 caliber. I got tired of buying three different powders ( 2F, 3F, 4F ), now I load and prime with 3F only. I haven't noticed much difference.

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