Tried it in Both My .357 & .444 Marlins w/ Triple7 FFFg.
Wasn't Too Bad. Just Make Sure you Don't leave Any Air Space in the Cartridge.
If'n Ya Do ya Could Ring the Barrel (Or Worst) B.P. Requires a Compressed Charge.
Clean-Up Wasn't Too Bad at All. Just Brush Out the Barrel w/ Soap & Water.
Follow w/ Some Dry Patches & Oil The Bore w/ a Little Hoppe's.
Just Wanted to See If'n I Could Do It & How they Shot w/ B.P.
Lots of Fun. Wouldn't Want to Do it All the time though.
The wife's is a .357. After a match, run a swab down the barrel, we be done.
The .45 is another story, I've gotten real proficient at a complete tear down.
BUT, the cloud of smoke and the sound of the spotters gagin' makes it all worth it :biggrin:
Matter of Fact I've been Thinkin' about Loadin Up a Box of 50rds w/ B.P. & Lead Boolits
(for Both the .357 & T4)
Here in Arkansas I Can Still Get BP Locally in 25lb Kegs & 50lbs per Purchase.
Might be Worth Stockin Up a Few Lbs.
Here's Their Web Sight (If Anybody's Interested): Powder Inc. - Black Powder for shooters, and more
I like your style.
My 1894 in 357 has seen BP but being microgroove any sort of accuracy is gone in about 5 shots.
1895 in 45/70 has seen as many BP loads as smokeless, even took a deer with a BP load a few seasons ago.
Clean up is no where near as bad as people think, I simply remove the bolt and push a few baby wipes down the barrel 95% of the fouling is gone in 3 or 4 wipes.
Cleaning from then isn't much different to normal.