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Percussion Shotgun

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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
20g
shot
1oz
2.25 drams /
62 grains
#2 -
16g shot
1oz 2.5 drams /
69 grains
#2 -
12g shot
1.25oz 3 drams /
83 grains
#2 -
MLAIC Discipline Lorenzoni
   
Sporting / Musket
Calibre Projectile Projectile
Weight
Powder
Charge
Powder
Grade
Range
10g
shot
1.5oz 4 drams /
110 grains
#3 -
MLAIC Discipline -
           

Wildfowling

Calibre Projectile Projectile
Weight
Powder
Charge
Powder
Grade
Range
8g shot
1.75oz 4.5 drams /
124 grains
#4 -
4g shot
3.5oz 8 drams /
220 grains
#5 -
MLAIC Discipline

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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