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LOAD   CHART

CALIBER

ROUNDBALL

CONICAL

SABOT

CHARGE

COMMENTS/RATE OF TWIST

.32

47 gr

n/a

n/a

25 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.32

n/a

60-80 gr

n/a

25 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.32

n/a

80-105 gr

n/a

30 gr 3F

1:48

.36

65 gr

n/a

n/a

35 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.36

n/a

80-120 gr

n/a

30 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.36

n/a

120-130 gr

n/a

35 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.36

n/a

n/a

70-120 gr

30 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.40 

(slow twist)

93 gr

n/a

n/a

40 gr 3F

1:48 or slower

.40

(fast twist)

93 gr

n/a

n/a

35 gr 3F

White, inc. Rifles only

.40

(fast twist)

n/a

275-320 gr

n/a

70 gr 2F

Note: 2F loads for White Rifles only

.40 

(fast twist)

n/a

320-400 gr

n/a

70 gr 2F

Heavier weight, reduced charge, White, Inc. Rifles only

.45 

127 gr

n/a

n/a

70 gr 2F

For slow twist rifles

.45

127 gr

n/a

n/a

60 gr 2F

For fast twist rifles

.45

n/a

200-300 gr

n/a

80 gr 2F

Use only where allowed by manufacturer

.45

n/a

300-400 gr

n/a

85 gr 2F

Fast twist only

.45

n/a

n/a

158in Sabot

80 gr 2F

Fast twist only

.45

n/a

n/a

200-350 gr in Sabot

80 gr 2F

Fast twist only

.50

120 gr

n/a

n/a

80 gr 2F

Slow twist

CALIBER ROUNDBALL CONICAL SABOT CHARGE COMMENTS/RATE OF TWIST
.50 180 gr n/a n/a 60 gr 2F Reduce RB charge in fast twist rifles
.50 n/a 245-350 gr n/a 80 gr 2F Medium twist
.50 n/a 350-425 gr n/a 85 gr 2F 1:48 or faster
.50 n/a 425-600 gr n/a 90 gr 2F Use only where allowed by manufacturer
.50 n/a n/a 240-300 gr in Sabot 80 gr 2F Fast twist rifles only
.50 n/a n/a 300-450 gr in Sabot 85 gr 2F Fast twist rifles only
.54 220-230 gr n/a n/a 80 gr 2F Slow Twist
.54 220-230 gr n/a n/a 70 gr 2F Reduce RB charge in fast twist rifles
.54 n/a 350-450 gr n/a 90 gr 2F Medium twist
.54 n/a 450-600 gr n/a 95 gr 2F Medium twist
.54 n/a n/a 240-300 gr in Sabot 90 gr 2F Fast twist only
.54 n/a n/a 300-450 gr in Sabot 95 gr 2F Fast twist only
.58 280-290 gr n/a n/a 70 gr 2F Slow twist replica firearms
.58 280-290 gr n/a n/a 75 gr 2F Reduce charge for modern fast twist rifles
.58 n/a 450-550 gr n/a 90 gr 2F Modern, rifles 1:48 or faster twist
.58 n/a n/a 240-350 gr in Sabot 95 gr 2F Fast twist only
.68 & .75 490-525 gr n/a n/a 70 gr 2F Maximum charge for replica rifles
NOTE: These are general guidelines only.  Some manufacturers will not allow even these low starting loads in their rifles. DO NOT EXCEED YOUR RIFLE'S MANUFACTURE'S MAXIMUM LOAD.

 

COWBOY ACTION PISTOL LOAD CHART

FIREARM

VELOCITY

POWDER CHARGE

BULLET

45 Colt, Ruger Vaquero,

4 3/4" barrel

754 fps

42 gr

247 gr FN

45 Colt, Uberti 1866, Yellowboy, 19" barrel

1050 fps

42 gr

247 gr FN

45 Scofield 7" barrel

662 fps

34 gr

250 gr FN

44-40 WIN. Ruger Vaquero, 5" barrel

818 fps

39 gr

200 gr FN

38-40 WIN. Original Colt

5" barrel

886 fps

36 gr

164 gr FN

357 Magnum Ruger Blackhawk 6" barrell

897 fps

25 gr

160 gr FN

357 Magnum Marlin New Model 1894 Carbine 18" barrel

1098 fps

25 gr

160 gr FN

38 Special Ruger Blackhawk

6" barrel

777 fps

23 gr

160 gr FN

38 Special Marlin New Model 1894 Carbine 18" barrel

1010 fps

23 gr

160 gr FN

32-20 WIN S&W Hand Ejector Original 4" barrel

748 fps

21 gr

116 gr FN

Oehler 35P Chronograph 15 feet from muzzle 62.8 degrees F., 33% relative humidity.

data gathered Dec. 22, 2002 at the GOEX test facility, Woodlawn, TX.

 

COWBOY ACTION RIFLE LOAD CHART

FIREARM

VELOCITY

POWDER CHARGE

BULLET

44-40 WIN Original Winchester 1973 Rifle 24" barrel

1183 fps

39 gr

200 gr FN

38-55 Original Winchester

Octagon 26" barrel

1185 fps

48 gr

266 gr FN

38-40 WIN Original 1892 Winchester 24" barrel

1229 fps

36 gr

164 gr FN

32-20 WIN Original Winchester Short Rifle 20" barrel

1109 fps

21 gr

116 gr FN

Oehler 35P Chronograph 15 feet from muzzle 62.8 degrees F., 33% relative humidity.

data gathered Dec. 22, 2002 at the GOEX test facility, Woodlawn, TX.

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