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gunnut505
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Posted - 02/24/2018 :  11:30:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying to get more use out of my Blackhawk doing some cowboy shooting.
Anybody ever load blackpowder cartridge for 30M1 Carbine, or have a suggested starting load?
Just plinking & single action stuff, nothing fancy.

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MIKE WISKEY
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Posted - 02/25/2018 :  11:03:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JUST STUFF THE CASE FULL AND USE LEAD BULLETS
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coop359
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Posted - 02/25/2018 :  11:12:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes just like all black powder loading you don't want air gap . I use a fiber wad when loading 44-40 about 22 grains and a 1\4 inch wad then 200 gr lead bullet
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iceracerx
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Posted - 02/25/2018 :  6:36:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Before you do any loading, take an empty 30 Carbine case and fill it with flower. Then weigh the flower with your powder scale. This will give you the approximate weight of powder.

That's not a bad way to start.

Then you can determine if you want to use FFg or FFFg BP.

EDIT: A 30 carbine round isn't elegiable for SASS competition per the rule book, Pg 9.

"REVOLVER CALIBERS
Must be centerfire calibers of at least .32 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber or percussion
calibers of at least .36 caliber and no larger than .45 caliber.
Must be in a caliber commonly available in revolvers. Examples include, but are not limited
to, .32-20, .32 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .44 Magnum, .44-40, and .45 Colt)."

https://www.sassnet.com/Downloads/RO/SASSHandbook-16-2010.pdf




Edited by - iceracerx on 02/25/2018 6:38:52 PM
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