Re: Blackpowder max charge
Hey their Jeff , here are som comforting factors.
The Encore frame is very strong and in 45 cal
you have a nice thick barrel to contain the pressure , I have an Encore in 300Win that I run some pretty hot loads through , I can prettymuch assure that you won't be geting anywhere near those pressures with the proper blackpowder at logical amounts.
I to have a 45cal barrel from BullBerry and have run up to 165grs of 777 out of it but accuracy was not their , it shoots best with the bullets I use 130grs of loose 777 or 100grs of Pyrodex pellets.
I know two guys that shoot three-50gr 777pellets and one-30gr 777pellet in their Encore 50cal's , they shoot 245gr aero tip powerbelts..
NOW , I'm not saying to keep creeping up on the powder just that if your their now and don't have any ill effects then you should be fine but remember if you cange projectiles !! AT ALL !! , back off the charge.
I would think that the velocity younr getting
should be plenty fast enough to serve your purpose.
P.S. I use the 225gr 45cal HP powerbelt and it works great on deer and big hogs.