I copied this chart from a book years ago. I don't remember which but it was 19th century IIRC.
My home made cannon has a 2" bore and a 1x3" chamber bored into the 2x6.25" breech plug. It is pressed, pinned and welded. I have fired blanks up to 500 grains, fairly shakes the earth but my guns...
Of course they would. It has been expounded upon numerous times on the forum that in antiquity they knew that dimpled balls fly truer that modern round projectiles. It is undoubtedly historically correct and common sense to use golf balls in mortars.
The barrels are still available. http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/black-powder-muzzle-loader-barrels/
But, I agree, don't cut, replace.
I have GM barrels for ML and suppository rifles and they are very good and accurate.
That is my experience. No offense to Dutch, but all my rifles have factory barrels and I just use bore butter or wonder lube. All are tack drivers with the right load and I've found them all with very little experimentation. Rocket science is not required to get accuracy from a rifle. Just...
Went on a hike in the mountains today with a gang of friends. We were all sitting at a waterfall and snacking. I made a small fire and made coffee. Everyone liked it and asked what I had used. I told them that it was made just the same as during the civil war.
(had to hide the Tasters...
Not much of a tea connoisseur, but I sure drank a lot of sheen chai with sugar while "trekking" in Tani district, Khowst province, Afghanistan.
I strongly do not recommend this destination. :( :nono: :shake: :td: