I am new to this forum and thought I would throw a question out. I own a 1851 Colt Navy repro in .44 made by Traditions (Pietta), in brass frame. I usually use Pyrodex P or even RS, around 20 or so grains, with #11 Rem caps, .454 balls.....never needed a filler, use a bit of Crisco to prevent chain fires. Anyway, I see .44/.45 Pyrodex pellets today at Walmart. The rep said they have been around for a while and are perfectly safe to fire in my repro. I have always fired in the range of 20-28 grain Pyrodex P or RS. Any higher, I figure accuracy would be affected and the frame might slowly start to get annoyed. ANY thoughts on these pellets for an 1851 Colt Navy repro by Pietta in .44, I would greatly appreciate. Thanks so much!!!!!
I think those pellets are 30 grains and are a bit much for a brass frame. Loose powder works best anyway. The first sign of overloading a brass frame is the cylinder ratchet imprinting the recoil shield.
I think Rebel is dead on. I have am old brass frame 1851 too. When I was shooting triple F in it, I never noticed it being loose. I ran one cylinder of Pyrodex pellets through it and I could feel a MAJOR difference in looseness when I cleaned it.
For info purposes only, use it at your own risk. JFKimmons and G&G aren't liable for it's misuse.