They only go "pop" instead of "BANG" when you fire them.
May I suggest either 6.8 to 7.0gr W231 or 7.2gr Unique with a 250 gr LRNFP. Very mild and easy loading and shooting. You need to find a good load that works with your gun & sights to keep it on target without major Kentucky windage factors. Change the powder or the bullet mfg and you may change point of impact. I like the heavier bullet in the Blackhawk.
jimbo1096 hit the nail on the head in sass ya just have to either hit the traget or knock it down. No need for the full power loads as ya have to make several shots at each station. Right now I am using what I have in pistol's and rifle but I will be switching over to the 38sp soon as I can save the money up to do so. Its what everyone is shooting and cheaper to load and liter to carry to station to station. Thanks for the infro will try them all and see what works for me.
Looking in the Lyman #48 manual I found a suppper lite load for a 250 gr. bullet 8.5 gr. of H#6 moving at 640 that is pretty slow. I have a good bit of that powder as I bought a man out of his reloading years ago. So I am going to try that load and see how it works for me. Really don't want to spend more than I need to right now on powder and since I have the powder try it andsee how it does. I haven't ever used H powder before so this will be something new for me.
I will sure use all the in put I have gotten from ya 'll and I really do want to thank ya'll for all your help.
If so I am showing with a 250gr LRNFP bullet 9gr start with 787fps and max at 10.5gr for 946fps. That's pretty mild.
Here are a couple from the MD Smith's Reloading Pages"
250 grain lead RNFP Cowboy loads
Trail Boss 4.5 gr. 606 FPS minimum
Trail Boss 5.8 gr. 727 FPS MAXIMUM
Universal 6.5 gr. 742 FPS minimum
Universal 7.8 gr. 941 FPS MAXIMUM
HP38 5.8 gr. 785 minimum
HP38 7.1 gr. 916 Maximum
Titegroup 5.0 gr. 716 minimum
Titegroup 6.2 gr. 881 Maximum
Clays 4.2 gr. 713 minimum
Clays 5.1 gr. 817 Maximum
Snuffy, another powder I like is Hodgdon's Titegroup. It gives very uniform velositys & is very accurate for me & you can get a bit more velosity than you can with Trailboss. It will also load down to milder practice loads. Frank
just ordered the dies for 44-40 WCF and 45 Scofield. Yep saw another lever gun I want its in 44-40WCF remake of the Winchester 73. I plan to shoot it some but mostly its going to hang on the wall over my saddles.
i jusat tried trail boss and really liked it. Its very bulky and takes up a lot of room int the big 45 case and recoil is next to nothing i've been using it to teach my son with and he thinks its great
I have found 5 1 pounds cans of HS-5 I plan to load that up first to use the existing powders that I have but I will be trying out the new powders as soon as I am out of powder. Thanks again for all the help.