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Old 09-16-2008, 02:13 PM
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Hey guy's, I'am back. The shoulder is recovering to the point that I am going to take the ole 54 gp out for the first time. As you remember I purchased the rifle in April and had to have shoulder surgery in may, never did fire the gun. Now I want to use a light load because of the shoulder and wonder if 50grs of pyrodex rs and .530 ball is too light of a load? I am open to all suggestions. Thanks Duck Creek Hunter.

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Old 09-16-2008, 02:20 PM
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Glad you are back and doing well...

50 grs is fine in a .54, that's what I use for squirrels, shoots flat out to about 30 yards...

You could even start with 25-30 grains and see how it does, doesn't take much to pop a round ball out of a barrel...I've even popped them out by pushing a few grains of FFFF through the touch hole...
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:29 PM
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that should work just fine.. just be careful and do not push it too hard.. Good luck shooting.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:56 PM
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Fifty grains??? Absolutely! Real comfortable shooting too. In my .54 GP flintlock 50 grains hits the bottom halfof the bull at 50 yards,95 grains hits the top half.


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Old 09-16-2008, 03:23 PM
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Glad you are doing well
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:57 PM
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DCH

Glad to here your shoulder is doing good , Be carefull you have plenty of time
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:26 PM
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Not sure about 50 but 60 grains of RS will give you about 1200 fps with a 54 RB. An interesting thing about RB is that once it drops to the speed of sound it does not slow down as fast as at higher speeds. That should make a good close range load for you. Take it slow on that shoulder, you don't want to re-injure it and set yourself back.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:30 PM
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Glad to hear the shoulder surgery went well. Make sure you take it easy. My Dad had shoulder surgery a few years back, didn't take enough time to recover and had to have a redo a couple months later.

Good luck shooting, let us know how it goes.
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