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50 cal round ball
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:47:12 PM »
What do you guys think about a 50 cal round ball for Deer and Elk with in 75 yards 100 max

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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 01:05:25 PM »
Deadly...unless you miss!

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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 03:01:33 PM »
Have you looked at how many Ft.-LBS of energy. 50 Cal round ball has at 100 yards?

I remember being underwhelmed with the retained energy of. 50 Cal roundball, but haven't looked for a while. 
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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 06:26:32 AM »
I've killed about 10 whitetails with a .50 round ball.  A few dropped on the spot (brain or spine hits), but most act very similar to archery kills.  The animal shows little or no sign of being hit and runs off.  There is usually some hair and/or small blood splatter on the ground where it was hit, with a blood trail starting 20 or 30 yards later.  The blood trail gets progressively larger and the animal is down 50-100 yards away.  Most of the time the ball goes through and through, but a few didn't exit and were found up against the hide on the far side.  There's very little meat damage - you can "eat right up to the hole". 

I'm happy with those results on deer.  I'm sure they'd work on elk, but I think a conical is probably a better choice.   

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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 07:13:26 AM »
I recently purchased some custom roundballs that are a wee-bit harder and better served at longer shot distances. Join the board at and look-up member R U Shooter (Tim). He may be willing to cast you the same ones I ordered from him. Tell Tim you desire the same roundballs member GoexBlackhorn purchased from Tim... R U Shooter.

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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 08:50:25 AM »
What for? Easier to cast? Beef with the Powerbelt company?


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