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Offline Lead ball 54

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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 »
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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 castboolits.gunloads.com 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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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 08:15:44 PM »
Place your shot carefully broadside through the lungs and you will kill anything in North America with a round ball.  I hit a deer a little forward and got the leg bone with a 50 round ball and 90 grains 3f.  It shattered the leg but only got into one lung. The deer went quite a ways.  Iíve also killed 4 elk and numerous deer with a 54 round ball. It worked perfect but they were all well placed on the rib cage.  Practice for accuracy and only take the right shot and the round ball wonít fail you.
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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 06:46:08 AM »
What for? Easier to cast? Beef with the Powerbelt company?

More through & through harvesting. That's the reason.
I love my Powerbelts too. But not with 1/66 slow-twist barrels. But I will shoot a 185gr sabot/bullet in my roundballer 1/66 twist. It's just disgusting / sacriligious using modern-day bullets for that early 1900s brassy / patchboxed longrifle.

But accuracy is good, out to about 75 yards.

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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 08:55:43 PM »
Makes Sense.  :tup:

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Re: 50 cal round ball
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 01:08:21 PM »
Took my for last season 85yds patched rnd ball 80grns loose 3f complete pass threw ran 20 yards and piled up

 

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