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real quick guys, im about to leave for camp. i had to buy some fff last minute as im just about out of 2f for my thompson 50 fl and my dad and bros lyman 50's. can anybody tell me how many gr of the fff i can safely use with our roundballs for whitetails. ive never used anything but 2f but we are in a pinch.

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I wouldn't exceed the 80-85 grain mark personally... I use 70 with a 240 grain bullet in the 50 I have.

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FFFg is going to fly different than FFg.Wouldn't shoot over 70grs in a 50.

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Might add something here... I experimented with 75 and 80 grains in the 24" deerstalker barrel, and when I hit the 75-80 grain mark, alot of unburnt powder was left.

Might be different in a longer tube... but not in this one.

70 is the accuracy load, and no powder left behind that is un-burnt.

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70gr it is then, thanks guys. i shouldnt have waited to the last minute to check my supplies but it sounds like the fff will work

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Find a place at camp to test it out... and happy birthday!

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I shoot 90 grains of triple F but that's me.
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I shoot 90 grains of triple F but that's me.
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Re: .goex 3f

I'm shooting 90 gr of 3F in my 50 cal deerstalker. Then again, I am pushing a very heavy 385 gr conical. I have found that I cannot reload in the field without running a patch through the barrel first, so maybe unburnt powder or excess residue is the culprit?

Yesterday I fired a shot and went to run a cleaning patch and my ramrod got stuck in the barrel. I was miffed. It took me 5 minutes to unwedge that thing.
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Make that 1st patch wet with either spit or water followed by a dry one.

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