18 March 2022
Ken- - the barrell is a 14" ss contender with a muzzel brake and shoots great with Hornady 220 JFP but Hornady does not make them.
So I use a 265 grain lead bullet with a gas check and Lee is correct, they are not the most pleasant things to shoot out of a contender.
For light loads I have been using a 375 round ball and 9 grains of Unique, so I will try that for a start load
@mouldknocker. That is great information. I may try it in a .36 cap and ball - - if I can get caps. and I would have to use a softer alloy I think. Pure lead for the cap and ball - - but I was going to try my 93/4/3 alloy that I use for 22 hornet bullets . It does not have a gas check so I am thinking something around a 14 BHN will work.