Re: First Shot
It would be good to know the barrel twist of that model. If it's a 1-48 or a 1-60 it will be fine for shooting round ball. If it's a faster 1-28 or so, a conical would be better. If you don't know you can run a tight patch down the barrel and just measure how many inches it takes for the rod to make one complete revolution. (or make one-half a revolution....then multiply by 2).
Powder: Barrel--Goex 2F
Frizzen Powder (Pan powder): Goex 4F
Round Balls: Hornady .490
Patchs: T\C .015 Pillow Ticking
Lube: T\C Bore butter
Flints: Have a few extras of whatever works
Frizzen: I always have an extra one or two with me during the season.
Other "stuff": Ball starter, Alcohol patches, pan powder measure, powder measure for barrel.
Prep: Get to a range as many times as you can so you can put 4 or 5 shots in a 6" pie plate at 50 yards.
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