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Will depend on the gun, caliber, projectile etc...

I found 90gr of 3f to shoot a prb accurately in my 50cal....same gun i found 70gr and a Buffalo ball-et shoots accurately and same point of impact as prbs do....killed my last 2 does and a buck with the ball-et load..hits em hard..
 

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Most old timers use 70 grains in a 45 or 50, a little more in a 54 or 58. The old timer trick of holding the ball in your palm and pouring the powder over until it " Volcanoes", ( covers in the shape of a cone ) actually comes out between 70 and 80 grains. They must have known a thing or two!
 

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80 grains 3F .490 round ball,.015 patch works well for <span style="text-decoration: underline">me</span>

You just have to see what your rifle likes....
 

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I shoot the same load as sparkchaser.
 

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I use 80 grains of 2fg in my 50;s the 54 and the 58 caliber. I have never used the 62 rifle for hunting, but for bench target shooting, I use 100 grains. My 45 match rifle gets a strict diet of 50 grains of 3fg. the 52 squirrel rifle gets a 38 Special case of 3fg.
 

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.45 cal= 60 gr fff
.50 cal= 70 gr ff
.54 cal= 85 gr ff
.58 cal= 90 gr ff

All with prb.
 

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90 grs 2F, .490 rb, pillow ticking patch lubed with neatsfoot oil out of my 50cal. Green Mt. barreled flinter. Very accurate.
 

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I use Goex black Powder

80gr 2f in my .50's
80gr 3f in my .54

Dave
 

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75 grains of 3F in my .50 cal Traditions long rifle. I started at 65 and shot my way up to 90 to determine that 75 was the most accurate in that gun.
 

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Reminds me, I'll have to start shooting lighter in my older age this year. Besides, I can see the need in saving a can of powder for some more shooting at the range. My old TC carried me through some heavy shooting.
 
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