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Offline ShotgunDave

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Black Powder Handbook
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:28:07 PM »
Hey Fellas. I got this book a while back and forgot to post it up. The Lyman Black Powder Handbook.

Lot's of useful info in here. I know we're all old hats, but there's always something to learn. I got this one on Amazon and I think I paid $8.00 for it.




There is loading data for every kind of black powder gun you can think of. It goes by gun type, caliber, barrel length. Pretty nice to have around.



I know it's old, published in 1975 I think. But we're old and so are our guns, so I think they go together well.
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 09:39:23 AM »
It is a for sure that all BP shooters should have one of these. I still have the first one I got in the 1970's. It is worth getting updated copy now and then as they add a lot of things.

Great idea to share this. We often over look what seems the obvious!! :)
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 11:40:18 AM »
I had one, but it grew legs. Good book!
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 12:23:26 PM »
I still got the copy of that I bought when it was new. I pull it out every once in a while for a reference.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 01:52:55 PM »
I still got the copy of that I bought when it was new. I pull it out every once in a while for a reference.
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I have one of those. Got it when first out. Still a good reference.
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 05:25:45 PM »
I have a couple of editions of that book and the Lyman Muzleloaders digest. Also have an autographed copy of the Black Powder Handbook by Sam Fadala that I ordered from him. I think I have a handwritten note that he enclosed with the book. Man, that was a while ago!

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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 03:00:31 AM »
Good old Sam. My favorite BP gun scribe!
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 08:42:41 PM »
Nice.

I spy with my good eye a...

FFFFg (4Fg) loading for the 36



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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 08:46:38 PM »
There's actually two of them drobs.
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
I been wondering about that 4fg powder. most of the guys would say careful with the pressure you build up.

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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 02:50:57 PM »
Many of those 4F loads in that book were fired from pressure test barrels. Just sayin'.
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 03:25:26 PM »
Never thought of pressure test barrels CK.

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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 03:34:50 PM »
Look at the pressure difference between FFFF and FFF in that table on the first page. Nearly double!
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2019, 08:20:37 PM »
There's actually two of them drobs.

Any Goex 4Fg loads in the book or mention of 4FG in other calibers?

A few folks over on the High Road (myself included) have been experimenting with 4Fg in revolvers.
Not having a chronograph, I cant say that I see / feel any difference between it and 3Fg in my revolvers. Recoil is the same.
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Re: Black Powder Handbook
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2019, 08:57:24 AM »
There's actually two of them drobs.

Any Goex 4Fg loads in the book or mention of 4FG in other calibers?

A few folks over on the High Road (myself included) have been experimenting with 4Fg in revolvers.
Not having a chronograph, I cant say that I see / feel any difference between it and 3Fg in my revolvers. Recoil is the same.

I'll look through it and see drobs. I would bet there are. I'll report back here in a bit.
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