I have a ML Pistol, 50 Caliber, with a 9 inch barrel. It is a rather interesting gun, with a hooked breech and set triggers. (Traditions Trapper, Model)
The manufacturer suggests 45 grains of 3F for a maximum charge, with a RB.
This would be a LIGHT load for a 50 Cal. ML RIFLE.
I want to use 250 grain Conical, (The Lee REAL) mold, for a most POWERFUL load.
Iím assuming I would reach a point where the recoil would limit the charge.
Also, a point where the short barrel would not burn all the powder.
Possibly, the velocity would not stabilize the conical bullet, anyway. (I don't know the twist.)
Iím not at all sure about these things.
Iím of the mind to try up to 45 grains, and go from there.
Are there any safety/pressure concerns with heavy, rifle charges in a pistol?
Any thoughts, or experiences from others, especially regarding charges, would be appreciated.
Smitty of the North