Black powder math

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So, the Colt Navy I have says the prescribed powder charge is 20 grains of FFFg, I'm using Pyrodex P which uses the equivalent. How much powder does one schlep to the range of you plan on shooting, "a lot."

Also, what really is, "a lot" of black powder shooting for a few hours at the range?
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I bring a full brass pistol flask and a box of a hundred balls and never come close to using them up. That'll give you enough to see how much you wanna shoot, and what your idea of a lot is.
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i think the most BP i've ever shot on a single range trip, rifle and/or pistol, is 20 rds. if youre going to pass it around a busy range and let everyone shoot, maybe more

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