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12 Percussion Loads

mackcranemackcrane Member Posts: 1,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
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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    navc130navc130 Member Posts: 1,221 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    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.
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    Chief ShawayChief Shaway Member, Moderator Posts: 6,222 ******
    edited November -1
    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.
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    ken44-40ken44-40 Member Posts: 201 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    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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