R&D/Howell's Conversion Cylinders (General)
If you stick to black powder loads I don't think you are in danger of overloading, even with near 40 grains loads, but check with the manufacturers to make sure. I get best results with very light loads of Wano PPP or Swiss #2. A typical load is 15–18 grains of Swiss #2, a cardboard wad, a grease cookie, another cardboard wad, semolina filler and a .454" roundball crimped on top. Sometimes I omit the wad and grease cookie and use soft lubrication over the chamber mouths – especially in warm weather.
I've also tried max loads and conical bullets, but with less satisfying results.
Mine has the safety notches, but I rarely carry it loaded in a holster. For safety reasons I guess it's safer to rest the hammer on an empty chamber.
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- R&D/Howell's Conversion Cylinders - keeterh, 2012-05-04, 04:15
- R&D/Howell's Conversion Cylinders - Øyvind F., 2012-05-04, 15:25