What is FFFg black powder used for?
Fine grain typically used in smaller rifles and pistols under . 50 caliber and smaller shotguns. Extra-fine grain used as a priming powder in the pans of flintlocks. Never use FFFFg black powder as the primary powder charge in a rifle, pistol, or shotgun.
Can you use FFFg in a rifle?
Re: FFFg in rifles Even in the large bores 3f works good as a lighter “target” load. Looking at your future builds I would go about half and half. The 36 would work with 2f but probably like 3f better and I like 3f in pistols. Again I go back to different powder brands make as much difference as granulation.
How much is a 50 cal FFG?
If you’re shooting a 50 cal, you should stay with 2F. The 3F will certainly work but will give you significantly higher pressure and recoil. The smaller grains of 3F burn faster. As stated above, the cutoff is usually at 45 cal for 3F.
Which type of black powder creates the most pressure?
Remember: The finer the granulation of powder, the more pressure it creates when fired.
- Fg – very coarse granules of powder used mainly in cannons or large caliber firearms.
- FFg – finer granules than the Fg, used mainly in shotguns and larger caliber rifles.
- FFFg – the most common type, used generally in .
What is the cleanest burning muzzleloader powder?
Blackhorn 209 produces some of the highest velocities out of all available black powder substitutes. Additionally, it’s very consistent in performance, which really aids accuracy. It’s also non-corrosive and is by far the cleanest burning black powder substitute.
How many grains of powder do I need for a 50 cal muzzleloader?
Conicals in the 300- to 385-grain range typically do very well with a similar powder charge. A . 50-caliber muzzleloader with a 1-32 to 1-38 twist rate should do well with the same sabots and conicals with a propellant charge in the 85- to 90-grain range.
Why can’t you use smokeless powder in a muzzleloader?
Don’t use modern-day smokeless powders in black powder firearms. Smokeless powders can cause serious injury if used in muzzleloaders. Black powder is made of potassium nitrate (saltpeter), sulfur, and charcoal. When ignited, it causes a dense cloud of white smoke.