54cal. flintlock loads?
hi fellas i have long shot caplock but new this season to flintlocks. i have a renagade 54 tc. i normaly shoot 70gr loose pyrodex RS and a 320 gr buffalow. that has ben my sledge hammer for about 5 years and i do the same for my son but its with apatched round ball. what should i try or start out with? all shots under 100yards usaly 40-75. is the 54 a powder hog or is a low powder charge going to work in it? i dont like shooting with high powder charges especialy over 100gr i have a few socalled magnums, but they kick like hell and the bounce is just a waste of powder to me. so if some of you flinters have a load for me to try with a 535 patched 15thou prelubed pillow, or i have a box of 375gr buck slayers they look like a buffalow bullet they are prelubed, then let me know. i lost my hunting buddy just befor gun deer season opened here in pa and that took the wind out of my sails but im going to move on and try somthing we never did.hopefuly this will help me let him go. and yet take him with me hunting. other than my son he was my only hunting partner. he interduced me to blackpowder hunting.im going to miss him.