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    bigboom338
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    (2/21/03 8:49:45 pm)
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    I am new to the blackpowder game and would like to hear what some of you guys use on whitetails.I shoot a Lyman 50 cal with 1 in 66 twist I live in South Dakota so our shots tend to be a little longer than is practical for a ML.I dont think a round ball is going to have enuf energy at a 100 yards or a bit more.My load is 80 gr Pyrodex,015 patch and a 490 round ball.Accuracy is excellent (can consistantly break clay piegons at 110 paces from a sitting position).Any way with my twist sabbots are out,but I am open to feed back

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    kdub01
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    (2/21/03 10:15:10 pm)
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    My old T/C Renegade .50 had a 1:48 twist and handled the Buffalo Bullet 385 gr conicals really well with 90 gr FFG and a hot cap. The 1:66 twist just about limits you to the round ball for any sort of accuracy. Never had much dealings with the rounders, so can't really be of much help with them.

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    warpig883
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    (2/22/03 9:22:30 am)
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    Why is the 1 in 66 twist not good for anything but round balls? I am guessing, does a pointed round need more spin to stabalize it?




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    Edited by: warpig883 at: 2/22/03 9:23:29 am

    bigboom338
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    (2/22/03 11:21:49 am)
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    That is a fact Jason,slower twist for round balls and faster for connicals. Has anyone tried those ballette's ?

    warpig883
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    (2/22/03 12:37:21 pm)
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    What is a ballette?


    Can round ball be shot in a barrel with a fast twist?




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    armedandsafe
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    Yes you can shoot RB in a fast twist. It will be much more sensitive to load to get the best accuracy, but you can get it tuned in with a bit of trial. I have been playing with the R.E.A.L. bullets from the Lee mold. In my 1:48 50cal, they are quite accurate with the same load as the RB. In my son's 1:48 50cal, we had to change to a synthetic powder and pull almose 5gr off the load to get the accuracy. YMMV

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