Suitable Powders

 

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This information is taken from the Peter J Starley website. A PDF version can be downloaded from that site.

 The following tables are meant to be an indication as to which powders may be used in particular guns.

We accept no responsibility for the contents and accuracy of, or omissions from, the tables.

 

Pistol

  Calibre TPPH TS2 FOA FO Medium Coarse Swiss No 1 Swiss No 2 Swiss No 3 Swiss No 4 Swiss No 5
Percussion Revolver .30            
Single shot .40              
Flintlock .45            
Flintlock .60        

Flintlock Muzzle Loading Rifle

Calibre TPPH TS2 FOA FO Medium Coarse  Swiss No 1  Swiss No 2  Swiss No 3  Swiss No 4  Swiss No 5
  .38            
  .40            
  .44            
  .450            
  .462            
  .50          
  .52          
  .54            
  .56          
  .577          
  .62          
Military .69              
Military Musket .75              

Percussion Muzzle Loading Rifle

Calibre TPPH TS2 FOA FO Medium Coarse Swiss No 1 Swiss No 2 Swiss No 3 Swiss No 4 Swiss No 5
  .40              
  .45            
  .50          
Military .54          
  .56            
  .577        
Greater than .577          
Target .38          
  .40        
  .451            
  50          

Breach Loading Rifle

Calibre TPPH TS2 FOA FO Medium Coarse Swiss No 1 Swiss No 2 Swiss No 3 Swiss No 4 Swiss No 5
38/55
40.65
45/70
45/90
45/120

Shotgun

  Gauge TPPH TS2 FOA FO Medium Coarse Swiss No 1 Swiss No 2 Swiss No 3 Swiss No 4 Swiss No 5
Muzzle loading 20                
  16            
  14            
  12        
  10          
  8      
  6        
  4          
Cartridge 16          
  12        
  10          
  8      
  6            
  4