Flintlock Pistol Muzzle Velocity
I'm thinking of making a summer project (this summer) of building a 50 caliber flintlock pistol. Because they are legal for Pa. hunting and they are just neat.
However, OTOH I don't see 'em has much use if they can't get to the vital's of a whitetail at 50 yards.
I'm not impressed with the Traditions kit guns, so I'm looking more at building one with quality parts that I will choose. A Siler or L&R lock and a Green Mountain Barrel will be the shooting part. So, I'm thinking I should be able to use a FF powder charge of at least 60 or 70 grains under a 240 gr. conical.
But again, I'm just guessing.
I currently shoot a Green Mt. 50 cal. barrel with a 90 grain charge of FF under a 240 lead conical. This will easily drop a whitetail at 100 yards....but the barrel is...Ghee, I don't recall....maybe 32" or so long.
However, I can't seem to Google up a chart that gives me the powder charge and MV of a 50 caliber flint pistol. And I don't want to build one only to find out it will kill a whitetail....out to 10 yards.
So....does anyone know what the MV of a good muzzle-pipe pistol be? And the powder charge of the same?
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