The first target was shot with red MMP sabots and a .45 caliber Cheap Shot bullet at 50 yards.
The next target I switched to patched round balls. The patch was an old blue work apron with olive oil as a lube and was also shot at 50 yards starting with 60 grains of FFg Goex.
Still at 50 yards and with the same ball, patch and lube I raised the charge to 70 grains FFg Goex.
Again, with the the same patch, ball and lube, I raised the charge to 80 grains of the same powder and shot again at 50 yards.
It looks like around 70 grains will work best. but I wanted to try ahooting a target at 100 yards and see what would happen with the 80 grain charge. The first two shots were in a line vetically with the third shot but just off the paper, low. So I raised my point of aim to the top of the paper and shot the third shot. About a 6 inch drop from 50 to 100 yards. Not too bad I guess. Thats about the same as the drop of a 370 grain Maxiball out of my .50 caliber Hawken. And the recoil insn't half as bad.
I will need to fine tune the scope and see what I can do next time out.
By the way. I don't know how well you can see the patches, but there are no cuts or holes in them. They look like I could use them again.