- Feb 3, 2013
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I carry one of the sheriffs model of the 1858 new army. It is better balanced than the long barrel. I use 2F and 3F gun powder, but pyrodex will work . The #10 caps fit and ignite well. It does help to seat the caps with a wooden dowel. I use a 454 ball, but a 457 will seat, but I imagine it would be easier on the weapon and hand to get a bench loader. Having an extra cylinder is handy.