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mbritt 
32 Cal.
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11-21-08 05:53 PM - Post#640456    


I want to compare the ballistics of 32 cal, 36 cal, 40 cal, 45 cal muzzleloaders shooting PRB with traditional loads, not magnum loads. Both rifles and pistols. Is there a web page anywhere with this information?


 
Dan Phariss 
70 Cal.
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Dan Phariss
11-21-08 06:30 PM - Post#640467    

    In response to mbritt

  • mbritt Said:
I want to compare the ballistics of 32 cal, 36 cal, 40 cal, 45 cal muzzleloaders shooting PRB with traditional loads, not magnum loads. Both rifles and pistols. Is there a web page anywhere with this information?




I don't know of a web site.
Lymans Blackpowder Handbook is the best source for the data you seek. Trajectory tables go out to 300 yards.
Velocity vs charge vs barrel length for most rifles plus data for percussion revolvers and shotguns.

Easier to use their ballistic Cs and use a ballistic program to generate your own data.

The tables are not properly set up to show the optimum trajectories for hunting with rifles over 45 caliber.
The energy levels are really meaningless as applied to hunting.

Dan

 
Zonie 
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Zonie
11-21-08 06:32 PM - Post#640468    

    In response to mbritt

There might be but I'm not aware of it.

About the best source of the data you are asking about is in the Lyman BLACK POWDER HANDBOOK & LOADING MANUAL .
This data does not have loads for the .40 caliber and the pistol calibers are pretty limited.

The gun barrels tested were all Percussion so the velocities for a given caliber and load will be a little higher than if they were shot from a flintlock.
Just Jim...



 
Huntin Dawg 
70 Cal.
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Huntin Dawg
11-22-08 02:20 PM - Post#640727    

    In response to mbritt

There's a ballistics calculator here.

Site

It will be a lot more useful if you know the velocity of the loads to put into the calculator.

The Lyman BP Manual has a lot of god load data.

HD
Skin that one Pilgrim and I'll get you another!!


 
mbritt 
32 Cal.
Posts: 46
11-22-08 10:31 PM - Post#640893    

    In response to Huntin Dawg

All I really wanted was a listing of muzzle velocity, ball weight, and foot-pounds of energy for some common loads from those caliber of pistols and rifles.

There are web sites such as this
www.beartoothbullets.com/rescources/index.htm
that I can use calculate foot-pounds of energy, if I have the ball weight and velocity.

I can easily find the ball weight of different calibers, but not the muzzle velocities.

I found some good information for 40 caliber pistol and rifle in the back of the Dixie catalog.

Guess I should buy a copy of the Lyman black powder handbook.



 
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