Some advice please.
Brand new to black powder shooting. Grandson gave me an 1860 Army for Christmas and have fired it a time or two. Reading up on loading, it appeared that 20 to 30 grains of Pyrodex was the recommendation and it seemed to work fine.
The 1847 has a much larger chamber, but the information that came with it recommends only 20 to 30 grains.
Is this the right load for this or can it take more powder? Or is that recommended?
In reading up on the firearm, it seems the original was loaded with 50 grains. Seems like a lot and I'm not sure it would be wise to use that amount.
So......any adivce would be welcome.