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when using black powder you weigh it by volume not by weight, you dont or I dont know of anyone who uses a smokeless powder scale for their bp loads you ned to get a bp powder volume scale sold at most wal-marts or gunshops, b-4 you go any further I would look into it a little more as i am not the most up to date on this but you could be doing something that may be wrong. :D JIM
 

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:D FLOOMRIDER As ya already know,black powder is a volumetric measurment. Not an actual weight,that u would do on a scale. Most of the good sportingoods stores will have a volumetric loader you can purchase. If Im loading BPCR,The I will actually weight the powder on a scale,to keep it as exact as possible. But,we are talking two differant thhingies here. Hang on a second and I will weigh a 25 grn weight and see what it sould be. It is going to vary slightly. My volumetric measure,with the carge actually weighed on a LYMAN ELECTRONIC SCALE was..................25 grs,24.8,and 25grns,for three charges thrown. Looks like it will work of for that,but I would not get into the habit of doing it... I would make a small volumetric measure otta deer antler tip. Use your weighed charge,and you should be right on. Use a small drill to drill it out,and then scrib it at the 25 grn mark,then cut it off. 8) 8) King
 

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floomrider,

Take this advice as GOSPEL. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT USE ANY Scale to weigh out black powder or b/p substitues.

You will buy yourself an inexpensive volumetric measure that is graduated in 5gr increments usually from about 50-100 gr. Usually available off the rack at Wal Mart, Dicks, etc. by Thomson Center. These measures are sometimes brass, sometimes plastic with built in funnel with a sliding piston that is stamped with 5 and 10 gr. divisions. NEVER WEIGH black powder or substitutes Use your caliber as a starting guide for the amount of powder (i.e.32 caliber: 32 gr. powder) and work upward in 5 gr. increments till you reach maximum capacity. Are you shooting patch and ball...what is the twist of the barrel? Ask questions and I'll try to help. http://members.aye.net/~bspen/. Try this site out, there's allot of helpful info.

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floomrider,

Do you have someone, a friend who has a measure you might borrow to measure out 30-50grains so you could make your own from a brass shell or brass shells? I checked Cabela's and they have them for under $10.00.


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floomrider,

That's fine! A 50cal. doesn't effect a powder measure.... you'll both use the same measure (for example, his settings will measure out 50-100grains, yours measures out 30-60 grains). He will use more powder in the 50 than you will in your 32. Got it???

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:D Floomrider. You might check on using some empty revolver brass. I have an empty .38 special that volumetrically throws a weughed charge of 24 grns. In checking several empty .38 cartridges I got the same weight as per an average. In the first posting I was using a CVA 25 grain spout that is used on a powder flask. It is very accurate if it is throwing a charge that almost 25 grns by weight,give or take a couple of tenths. SOOOOO><your weighed charge of 25 grns is ok to use in your .32. I have two of them by the way. The longtom uses 25-30 being the most accurate in that gun,bbl lenght is 44 inches. My Crocket rifle the manual advises to use 15 to 30 grns. I use the same spount of 25 volume on both guns. That volume charge weighs 25 grsn on the scale so you will be ok,no problem with yours. For info,what make do you have,and bbl length. A lot of guys will use an empty .38 case or an empty .357 case. for a charge in these caliber guns with no problem. That charge of 25 grns should be putting u at about 1950 fps fer a 41inch bbl.king
 

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:D Floomrider. I have been retired for about 7 months. My last day of duty was 25May of this year. I did it for 32 years,and that is enough for anyone to be chasin the social degenerates. King
 
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