I did some online searching but could not easily find any references to anyone using FFFg for a .50 caliber with the Hornady Great Plains .50 caliber, 385 grain bullet.
I have a CVA Mountain Stalker (shorter barrel than typical) and have old school FFFg powder. Can anyone suggest a starting and/or max load using this combination?
My "guess" is to start at 80 grains, but I've exclusively shot patch and ball to this point so I'm not sure. I will be hunting deer and/or elk this year. Thanks in advance for any suggestion.
Additionally, I have the standard percussion cap setup that came with the rifle, but I believe I read about upgrading to the more robust "musket" primers for more reliable ignition in the field - if anyone can link me to what I'd need to do that, or further describe what I'd need to do to accomplish this, I'd appreciate that as well.