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Posted - 06/08/2016 :  09:02:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just bought a used H&R Huntsman 12 gauge and need to know some Loads to Start with. 1st Time with BP Shotgun. Thanks.


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Posted - 06/10/2016 :  9:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The old rule-of-thumb for black powder shotguns was: equal amount, by volume, of powder and shot. Example: if you load 1 1/8 oz. of shot (volume measure), you use that same measure / volume of powder. You would do well to get the Lyman Blackpowder Handbook.

Edited by - navc130 on 06/26/2016 3:01:48 PM
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Chief Shaway

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Posted - 06/24/2016 :  5:46:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An ounce and an 1/8-1/4 to around 90 grains 2FFG.
Thick wad over powder, followed by heavy cushion fibre wad. Thin card over the shot. Moderator

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Posted - 06/25/2016 :  7:34:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
70 gr ffg Goex/Grafs/OldEynsford, Circle fly over powder card, 1 1/8 oz of 7 1/2 shot, Circle Fly 11 ga over shot card. Makes a good skeet/bird load.

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