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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2017, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Temperature & Black powder ?

Does temperature affect Black powder as it does Smokeless powder ?
I am asking if you shoot in 90* weather and then go hunting and it is 20* will the weapon hit different ?
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In my experience cold -- very cold -- is better for flinters because that means it is dry. Warm means damp and that's not good for flinting in any way.

I have not noticed any difference in where my gun hits based on temperatures. I always use the same load 80 grains o 2F for a .50 cal. Hawkins.
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Humidity is more a factor in heaver fouling.Accuracy I have never noticed a difference warm vs cold.
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Yep, same here. On hot days I don't bother to even go shooting because I know I'm going to have to swab the bore alot more, and I'd rather not do that.
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Originally Posted by 410-er View Post
Humidity is more a factor in heaver fouling.Accuracy I have never noticed a difference warm vs cold.
I only see more fouling in the pan on humid days. no problems with accuracy or loading, just a gooey pan. that's on 90* days hunting woodchucks.
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