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"The Internet's First Message Board For the Savage Muzzleloader" Since December, 4 2000 This forum is dedicated exclusively for the discussion of the Savage Muzzleloader. This message board is not affiliated with Savage Arms. Please note that any loads used that are not in the Savage owner's manual are used at the owner's own risk, this forum's owner will not be held liable for any damage to equipment from using said loads. DO NOT USE SMOKELESS POWDER IN ANY MUZZLELOADER OTHER THAN THE SAVAGE
I've used Quickload for years in standard rifle cartridge reloading. I would highly suggest when estimating loads, pick STRAIGHT WALL CARTRIDGES only as your base for SML estimates:
i.e 50 beowulf, 45/70 etc. Should give you a much better estimate than bottle neck cartridges (program treats these with different factors). Please be careful; QL can be quite wrong when you start using it as not intended, but is a great tool for starting low and safely and working up on a load.
This thread is quite old and much of the QL talk has been resolved. Some of us that use QL for SML simulation understand how it works.
Your statement about ONLY USING STRAIGHT WALL cartridges is not valid. Our rifles produce far different pressures and velocities with advanced ignition. It's far more important to choose a cartridge that is 85%-95% of your powder capacity. Also if you have a powder chamber this cartridge selection rule of yours gets tossed out the window. As always if anyone needs help with QL or wants me to run a simulation just PM, text, Message or raven....