Originally Posted by redfred
I posted this in the "ask the pros" section, but I figured I might get an answer here:
I have acquired a Mowrey 50 caliber ML rifle, and I was wondering if anyone can give me some idea as to what loads to use. I have been shooting a .50 cal patched ball with 60-70 grains of Pyrodex, but I would like to try the Minie Balls for deer hunting.
Hi, I used to sell Mowrey rifles. Can you please send a pic so I can help you out.
The reason for the pic is to determin wich model you have. Mowrey had two typs of barrels. one was mainly for ball and patch (of course you can use minie also) And the other was a gain twist barrel which was designed for a sabot and bullet.
The rifle with the gain twist barrel is incredably acurate. I have personaly shot a clover leaf shot at 75 yards when the powder charge/bullet/sbot are finely tuned for the rifle.
The Mowrey gain twist barrels are were commonly used on custom BP target rifles.