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Lift Powder Approximations


Many variables will affect the amount of lift charge used for a shell. Shell type (cylinder or round), weight, size (diameter), length (if canister), powder grain, powder quality, shell clearance, etc.

However a good place to start testing is usually about 1 ounce of black powder per pound of shell or 1/10th the shell weight.

Below is a chart with some common 2FA lift powder loads, in grams, from Bleser (Round Stars and Shells page 62) and Best of AFN II (page 140).

Shell Size Bleser Best of AFN II
2" 8 -
3" 17 -
4" 25 -
5" 45 36-45
6" 80 75-85
7" - 110-130
8.5" - 170-190
10" - 240-280
12" - 450-500
24" - 4100-4850

  
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