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Black MZ

If you have been reading this sonorous blog for any time you know how I enjoy shooting black powder cartridges in our local cowboy action matches. Typically I dump 30 grains (by weight) of FFg black powder into a .44-40 WCF case crunch a Lyman 427666 flat-point bullet that I cast on top of it and send it toward the steel in either one of a matched pair of Colt SAAs or a Uberti 1873 Winchester replica. Velocities are mild—average 700 fps in the Colts, 946 fps in the 20-inch barreled carbine—and so is the recoil. For the brass shotshells I double the powder and toss in 3/4-ounce of shot. These are pleasant loads to shoot while offering plenty of cough-inducing smoke and that oh-so-satisfying black-powder roar.

May 07, 2012