Gevär m/1815-38 (Muzzleloading)

by jæger justnæs @, Kristiansand, Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:45 (1447 days ago) @ Fabian23

Looks very good, Fabian23!
What was the presicion with loose ball like compared to patched ball?

Im my Swedish birch stocked Brown Bess (1808-9 muskets from England) I use a light load after a tip from Mr. Flatnes. Somewhere around 55 grains of Swiss #2 (FFF) is quite accurate and sufficient to make holes in paper at 50 meters. As well as being an economic and accurate load mirage is not a big problem. With the smaller diameter M1815 you might want to try out a load starting at 45-50 grains.
Disclaimer, using FFF in a musket is not recommended for beginners and/or muskets of dubious quality!

Tip: You may reduce the cliks by wiping the flint and frizzen with a dry cloth prior to priming the pan for every shot. Especially in damp weather but i seems to improve ignition also in dry conditions.

Best når det smeller!

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