Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado by way of Montana
Re: Roundball velocity
The Lyman Blackpowder Handbook has been my "Goto Book" for all things muzzleloading since the mid 70's. But when I look at the load data for Rifles & Muskets, beginning on page 82, the published data does not address calibres that are smaller than the venerable little .36 calibre.
I'm lookimg for load data on the .32 calibre that is comparable in its depth & scope to the published data found in the Lyman publication. That would include load data for both round balls and conical bullets. I have casting molds for the .311 round ball and the .32 calibre Maxi bullet. If I could find that data, I could then print the .32 calibre data and slip the printout into the cover of my Lyman book for future references.
The other alternative would be to take my rifle out and shoot it and collect my own data. But I have blasted 3 Chronies over the years while generating data on various muzzleloader calibres. The muzzle blast can be quite destructive to the sensitive instruments that I've used in the past. I've had to place the chrony as far as 10 to 15 yards infront of the rifle so that the blast from the firearm does not blow the instrument off its stand and damage the device. My current Chrony is a very nice user friendly digital model and I would rather not risk its being damaged; unless I absolutely have too.
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