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Is there any reason to use 2F instead of 3F in a .50 cal? I have normally used 90 grains of 3F in my .50 but almost everyone seems to recommend 2F.
 

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There's alot more 3F users than you think... it's all about what your gun likes and what it consistenly ignites.

I had 3 different 50 cals since I started shooting, 2 T/C Renegades and the Lyman Deerstalker I currently own.

The renegades wouldn't shoot 3F worth a hoot, but the deerstalker is the total opposite.

My T/C .54 caliber loves 2F... never tried 3F in it and don't plan to.

http://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1359376#Post1359376
 

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In modern steel barrels 3F seems to work just fine in 54 cal flinters----it also works as good in the pan ---hence one powder to shoot and prime with.....Like Spirit said---shoot what works....If both work evenly as good for your needs then by all means save money and go with 3F
 

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I use 3f in My 50 cal T/C hawkins. 4f in the pan but last year in an emegency I had to use 3f in the pan to harvest a big doe in late season becasue my pencil malfunction.
 

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Use what gives the tightest groups but be sure to try both.All my 50's like FFg except one.It likes 70 grs of FFFg.
 
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