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    Modern vs. Period Black Powder

    I would appreciate anyone's opinion / knowledge / experience with this subject: Several years ago I acquired an original 1863 Springfield rifled musket in very good condition. Bore diameter is roughly .585. Research indicated the original charge was 50 grains, increased to 60 grains late in...
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    First PLR Project

    Hello everyone! New guy from Ohio who has had the BP bug for 50 years. Built a T/C Hawkin percussion kit in the 70's and now finally have the time for a bigger challenge, a flint PLR built from scratch, probably a .45 Lancaster. I have read "The Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifle" and...