Re: BRAND NEW to muzzleloading. HELP!!!!!
The recommended starting load is the caliber. 45 caliber rifle - 45 grains. 50 caliber rifle - 50 grains. etc. Then you work up to what you like.
For my 50 caliber Renegade, with a round ball, my hunting load is 90 grains of 2F, and my target load is 45 grains. Just to give you an example.
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