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    Default Re: Brown Bess

    My standard load with BP is between 70 - 90 grains of FFg.
    With Obatex FFFg I would recommend a load of between 50 -60 grains of BP. You should rather use the 1.5Fg Obatex for the Bess. I would then use about 70 - 80 grains.

    To give a bit of perspective, a load of 90 grains WANO FFG will give a velocity of about 1088 ft/sec using a .715" round ball (550 grains)

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    Default Re: Brown Bess

    Would be awesome if you could upload a video of when you shoot this. Would be very interested to see it.

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    Default Re: Brown Bess

    Your wish is my command.

    The video below is actually of a 1740 Potzdam Magaz prussian flintlock musket, but the load / ammo is the same as the Brown Bess.


    Here is my FIL firing my Bess.

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    Thanks dude. Awesome.

    Can you imagine thousands of guys volley firing those from the British squares at Waterloo. Epic.

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