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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

Have any of you guys used one of these with Power belts? Was thinking of trying it with those 444gr with 80gr pyrodex. Does this sound to stiff aload for this make gun? Thanks!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 12:36 AM
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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

A bit stiff for that bullet for starters.

Try 60gr and work your way up. Big bullets and light weight rifles cause headaches with a stiff load LOL.
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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

I would try the 348's.

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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

Would these light weight rifles come apart with the heavy 444gr and 60-80gr pyrodex? 348 be a better wt for the Eclipse?Thanks!
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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

Never heard of one letting go in that powder charge range.

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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

60-80gr pyrodex with the 444 is fine. Its just a light weight rifle and will kick like a mule once you start increasing powder charge.
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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

This little rifle has the pull back bolt shots the 11 cap. Shot it with the 405 powerbelt and 70gr Shockey Gold . Would this produce 45-70 black powder velocity? I shoot the Remington 405 in my single shot get around 1250fps.
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no, JSG is slower than real black powder.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 50 cal Eclipse Hunter inline

What about pyodex?
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