You first need to find the actual caliber of the gun. Then choose a couple of different sized balls. Get some patching material. The most usual sizes at 15 and 20 thou. Start shooting at about 40 grains 2f or 3f go up in 5 grain increments. Bigger ball, smaller patch. Smaller ball bigger patch, until it’s shooting good for you. That’s my long winded way of saying, all guns are different and you need to work up your load for your gun. Good luck and good shootingI am putting a .45 caplock into service using a roundball.
What thickness patch would be recommended to use?
I have patched .54 rifles in the past, but not yet a .45.
Thanks for suggestions.
I can find patching without a micrometer or calipers, but they make life so much easier. I think everyone should own a digital or dial calipers. I use mine for all sorts of things. I have several.Ashley was going over a list of supplies for ‘voo.
Blankets check, guns check molds check, worms check,bar lead check,
What this? He ask no micrometers? How in gods name is them boys going to know what thickness of cloth they need for patching
Ol’Henry says ‘wal them boys will just have to make do
I do buy lots of patching but have been known to make do. I’ve never owned a mich