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Loading Data For Muzzle Loading Firearms
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Flintlock Rifle

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Calibre

Projectile
Projectile
Weight
Powder
Charge
Powder
Grade
Range Flintlock Pistol
Percussion Pistol
Smooth-bore Musket
Flintlock Rifle
Percussion Rifle
Flintlock Shotgun
Percussion Shotgun
.54" .535" Patched RB
230 grains
60 - 70 grains
#2

100 metres

.54" .535" Patched RB 230 grains 80 - 90 grains #3
100 metres
.58"
.570" Patched RB 274 grains 75 - 90 grains #2 100 metres
Military Rifle
Calibre Projectile Projectile
Weight
Powder
Charge
Powder
Grade
Range
.625" .615" Patched RB 349 grains 80 - 90 grains #3 100 metres
MLAIC Discipline Maximilian
     
The above loads are those generally regarded as suitable for muzzle loading firearms in good condition. In certain types of firearms (eg smooth-bore flintlock pistols, flintlock rifles and muskets firing patched round ball) slightly heavier charges and/or finer grades of powder are frequently used to obtain better accuracy. Particular care should be used in such cases and it is advisable to start with lighter loads and make increases gradually. Proof service loads should never be exceeded. We accept no responsibility for the contents and accuracy of, or omissions from, the above table. Link to homepage