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69 cartridge, consisting of an issue 730-grain Minie bullet and 70 grains of black powder, it would seem that it would be no more punishing than shooting a Model 1842 Rifled Musket, which was even 6 ounces lighter than the Plymouth and about which there were few, if any, complaints.
577-caliber French-looking Minie bullet wrapped in a paper container with a 60-grain charge of black powder.
The 480-grain Minie bullet from our Euro-Arms, Dixie Gunworks, Springfield '63 loaded with the traditional 60-grain charge of FFg Goex started out at 1,034 fps and arrived at 500 yards with about the same amount of kinetic energy as the .