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Loads shown below are from Lyman’s “Black Powder Handbook” by Kenneth Ramage, editor. 10th Printing, June1994

I highly recommend owning your own copy of this book. It contains much more information needed by black powder shooters. Black Powder is measured by VOLUMN and not weight, but it is close (1%-2% difference) with Goex powder. Other powders may not be as close as Goex. I have not used the C&H or the G-O listed below.

For ALL loads below:
C&H = Curtis & Harvey Powder
G-O = Gearhart-Owen Powder

36 Cal. Pistol with 7 1/2″ bbl.

 

.375 Round Ball, 81 grains, no patch, G-O powder
FFFg FFFFg
14 gr. 752 fps 884 fps
17 gr. 879 924
20 gr. 967 1006
23 gr. 1017 1027
26 gr. 1079 1033* MAXIMUM
.375 #37583 bullet, 150 grains, no patch, Lyman #37583 lubed bullet, G-O powder
FFFg FFFFg
9 gr. 480 fps 559 fps
12 gr. 560 682
15 gr. 668* 787* MAXIMUM
.375 Round Ball, 81 grains, no patch, C&H powder
FFFg FFFFg
14 gr. 675 fps 873 fps
17 gr. 765 937
20 gr. 841 977
23 gr. 869 1039
26 gr. 899* 1037* MAXIMUM
.375 #37583 bullet, 150 grains, no patch Lyman #37583 lubed bullet, C&H powder
FFFg FFFFg
9 gr. 439 fps 544 fps
12 gr. 529 653
15 gr. 601* 758* MAXIMUM
44 Cal. Pistol with 8″ bbl.

 

.451 Round Ball, 138 grains, no patch, G-O powder
FFFg FFFFg
19 gr. 706 fps 772 fps
22 gr. 752 797
25 gr. 805 868
28 gr. 885 881
31 gr. 933 859
33 gr. 979 940
.450 #450229 bullet, 155 grains, no patch, Lyman #450229 lubed bullet, G-O powder
FFFg FFFFg
19 gr. 705 fps 759 fps
22 gr. 768 814
25 gr. 882 835
28 gr. 861* 885* MAXIMUM
.451 Round Ball, 138 grains, no patch, C&H powder
FFFg FFFFg
19 gr. 660 fps 776 fps
22 gr. 694 771
25 gr. 734 817
28 gr. 765 839
31 gr. 819 875
34 gr. 826 897
.450 #450229 bullet, 155 grains, no patch, Lyman #450229 lubed bullet, C&H powder
FFFg FFFFg
19 gr. 632 fps 756 fps
22 gr. 681 788
25 gr. 741 841
28 gr. 785* 862* MAXIMUM
45 Cal. Pistol with 7 1/2″ bbl.

 

.457 Round Ball, 143 grains, no patch, G-O powder
FFFg FFFFg
31 gr. 858 fps 964 fps
40 gr. 917* 1036* Maximum
.454 #45468 bullet, 185 grains, no patch, Lyman #45468 lubed bullet, G-O powder
FFFg FFFFg
25.5 gr. 717 fps 860 fps
34.0 gr. 813* 905* MAXIMUM
.457 Round Ball, 143 grains, no patch, C&H powder
FFFg FFFFg
31 gr. 766 fps 911 fps
40 gr. 772* 1005* Maximum
.454 #45468 bullet, 185 grains, no patch, Lyman #45468 lubed bullet, C&H powder
FFFg FFFFg
26 gr. 660 fps 778 fps
34 gr. 701* 885* MAXIMUM