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I noticed in one of the threads someone wanted to know the velocity of a roundball. Goex has a load chart that also has the approximate velocity of the suggested load.

http://www.goexpowder.com/load-chart.html

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Good info, thanks!

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Good info I just picked up a percussion rifle today ,my first.
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Another handy reference is the Lyman Black Powder Handbook and Loading Manual, written by Sam Fadala.

covers various calibers, barrel lengths, and twist rates, plus BPCR info.

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thanks for the charts they are helpfull
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That data is a great reference, thank you for making it available for us. 8)

Does anybody know where to get data on the little .32 calibre?

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same book, unless you want more detalis about the gun or its usage.

What info are you wanting, exactly?

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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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Why would you want to know???
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