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    Default .75 cal Brown Bess Musket Repro Powder Charge

    Can anyone offer advice on what powder charge I should use to shoot a .75 caliber Pedersoli Brown Bess flintlock musket repro? I was planning on using 3F powder to prime the pan and for the main charge. I have heard that a rule of thumb is 1 grain of powder for each numerical degree of caliber, i.e., 75 grains of powder for a .75 cal musket. Is this correct?

    By the way, I am not looking for competition level accuracy or power, as I am shooting mostly at targets at the R&G club. I am a BP newbie, and want to keep it on the safe side. Thanks for any response

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    I generally use 100 grains of FFG in my Brown Bess, and prime with the same powder. Historically, the charges were heavier, but today's powder is much better quailty.

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    My 50/54and 58 like 2f and you can use same for pan no problem ,as far as charge that can start at 50 grain and you patched round ball and work up till accuracy or your shoulder says quit!

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    75 grains of 3f is fine as a rule of thumb, but I'd recommend starting a little lower - like 70 grains or so and work your way up to it. You can use more powder, but there is no need to for target shooting.

    As noted 2F will work just fine too.

    Be sure to clean your Bess ASAP after using black powder and don't forget to clean inside the lock where the springs are.

    Never use EVER smokeless powder in it!
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