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Old 02-26-2007, 04:05 AM
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Default RE: How much black powder in a 30/30 load?

You don't need much tin- the tin is for filling out the gooves in the mould, not for hardness. I typically cut an 18" piece of 50/50 solder wire and drop it into a pot of 10 lbs of cleaned up w/w metal to get desired results.

As for shooting BP in the 30/30, why? The 30/30 contrary to popular belief was never a BP cartridge, and you can expect your rifle to foul like crazy and have poor accuracy using BP.

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