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209 primers and Round ball.

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #11
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I have two guns in my home that I very rarely shoot, one is a smooth bore trade gun flinter and the other 50 Hawken with a 1:48. The trade gun is used for re-enacting, the Hawken can't do better then a 12 inch group at 100 yards no matter what I put down the barrel. My old .45 Kentucky (1:66) can still hold 3 inches with primitive sights. I will never own another 1:48 again, either fast or slow, nothing in between.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:20 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
1:48 isn't the ideal twist for round ball. It's a middle ground twist that handles round ball and conicals pretty well but isn't the best for either.
Ahh but it is a 45 which can use the faster twist for round ball.
A 50 would be better off with a 1/60 twist for patched round ball.
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