BB338 & RUFFITT:
Thx for getting back to me abt the pellets. I probably won't use them, but like the idea of having options. I think my interest came abt when I started getting lazy. Y'know, gotta get the right load of powder in the nozzle, put powder in cylinder, put ball on top of cylinder, seat ball, grease cylinder (all of this 5 times each),
put caps on nipples. Then--only then-- shoot the danged gun.
When I start getting impatient with the process, I have to remind myself that's why I bought CAP & BALL revolvers! I might, though, try some of the 30gr pellets in the Walker sometime just for the experience.
My mention of a filler between powder and ball is to make sure there's no air space in there (I hear that's a bad thing). I'm not sure everything is being "tamped" into place or if the loading lever is just reaching the end of its travel. Guess I need to do some measuring to check that out.
I've not gotten into the long guns yet, but am mightily attracted to some of the repro Pa rifles I saw at Dixie Gun Works a few weeks ago. My new son-in-law has an inline BP rifle, but says he can't get it to shoot straight and is experimenting w/loads, etc.. Must be a problem w/the process or something, cause he's deadly w/everything else in the cabinet.
Again, thx for getting back to me. I'm going rambling tomorrow and w/be out of pocket for a week or two. However, I'll check in whenever I get the chance.