Triple 7 volume / weight equivilants?
Just getting back into muzzle loading after a 30 year absence. Back then it was Dupont FF, #11 caps, and Maxi Balls.
I notice that the label on the jug of Triple 7 FF powder lists loads by grains in volume. Is there a conversion from volume to weight so I can use my reloading scale to measure the charges like I do for reloading metalic cartridges?
If not, can I weigh the "50 grn" pellets of Triple 7 and work up my own conversion? I have read that the loose powder usually gives better groups then the pellets.
BP (or fake bp) is always in volume, never go by weight.
#11 caps are still widely used Rem, CCI, RWS all have them ( I hear Win offers them now as well, from what I understand they are re badged CCI)
Maxi-Balls are also still used (I use them in my hunting flintlock with a 1-28twist) TC and Hornady both offer them
I haven't used pellets or fake bp, but back when I worked at a shop there were allot of people trying the pellets, and I did hear quite a few complaints about inconsistent ignition, some were using a few grains of loose powder first to try and get better ignition.