Originally Posted by NYLES
Cant help from here could if I was at home, but why use blackpowder when you dont have to?
Blackpowder cartridge is my true love and loading is about as easy as it gets.
The number one rule is zero headspace, pack the case with as much BP as will fit. I even use a compression die to make sure I get a full case. I shoot a 45-90 and load about 80 grains below a 405 FP lead bullet.
When it comes time to clean the gun, 2-3 patches soaked in simple green followed by 3-4 dry and the bore will sparkle.
Just remember, "Once you go black, you'll never go back"