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2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

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Unread 01-07-2014, 02:13 PM
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Re: 2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

2F is finer powder and you use less then you would 3f is more course so 60grs of 3f is not the some as 60grs of 2f you get more .
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    Re: 2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

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    2F is finer powder and you use less then you would 3f is more course so 60grs of 3f is not the some as 60grs of 2f you get more .
    Um, close but vise versa 3f is the finer powder and you can use either in a 50 cal. Most would say reduce your 2f loads by 15 % when shooting 3f.

    I have come to like 3f in my 54. I shoot triple 7 and believe I get a more complete and consistant burn of the powder, plus if you season your barrel with borebutter before you shoot it , ive found cleanup is a breeze.
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    Re: 2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

    If you do choose to go with pyrodex a word of caution if you wernt aware.
    Pyrodex is death to muzzleloader barrels, it shoot good though, just be sure you get it good and clean the same day your done shootin, or let the rusting begin.
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    Ethan Parke........roped the deer in 1953. Put tags in his ears turned him loose then shot him in 1955. Always liked this pic
    The story was told to me by his wife who owned the little motel we stayed at on a deer hunt in Malta Idaho about 17 years ago...... Youll never see that again. Just a cool pic of Idaho deer huntin history
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    Re: 2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

    Planning on using triple seven with 348 gr powerbelt bullets. unless someone gives me a better idea. It is a Traditions Evolution 50 cal with a 24 inch barrel, bought two of them identical. Me and grandson of whoever goes along for the hunt.
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    Re: 2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

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    Planning on using triple seven with 348 gr powerbelt bullets. unless someone gives me a better idea. It is a Traditions Evolution 50 cal with a 24 inch barrel, bought two of them identical. Me and grandson of whoever goes along for the hunt.
    I think youll defineatly find a combo youll be happy with there....

    I shoot the same bullet only in 54 cal. When it mushrooms out its over an inch of hole.....I damn sure wouldnt wanna be hit with one........

    This one came out of my antelope this year.
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    Ethan Parke........roped the deer in 1953. Put tags in his ears turned him loose then shot him in 1955. Always liked this pic
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    Nice mushroom, did you use the hollow point or lead solid?
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    Re: 2F or 3F for 54 cal muzzle loader

    Mine are the hollow points.
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    Ethan Parke........roped the deer in 1953. Put tags in his ears turned him loose then shot him in 1955. Always liked this pic
    The story was told to me by his wife who owned the little motel we stayed at on a deer hunt in Malta Idaho about 17 years ago...... Youll never see that again. Just a cool pic of Idaho deer huntin history
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