Re: A new members questions
With that smaller ball you sure want to make sure those chambers are greased after loading to prevent any chance of a chain fire. I've always placed that sprue face up when loading. Can't help you on that replica powder for a load...real black is all I use.
I don't waste good caps making sure there is any oil in the nipples or chamber...before loading I clean the cylinder and nipples with alcohol to get rid of any oil. Have never had a misfire with that practice. Need any .454 balls give me a holler...have more here than I'll ever use up.