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Old 01-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #11
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ummm, a musket ball is a round ball. A minie ball is a hollow based bullet.
what i meant to say was the ones during the civl war period but failed to, yes they were round and were shot from smooth bores during thier time period. i sometimes forget that there are some oldtimers still around that do shoot traditionally and not with those inlines. i myself am a flintlock smooth bore person.


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what i meant to say was the ones during the civl war period but failed to, yes they were round and were shot from smooth bores during thier time period. i sometimes forget that there are some oldtimers still around that do shoot traditionally and not with those inlines. i myself am a flintlock smooth bore person.
They were used before and beyond the C.W. period in rifled barrels. I use them in my custom Hawken. A lot of the traditional rifles have rifling that wont work well with anything but round balls.


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i have never heard a round ball that is used in a slow twist round ball barell referred to as a musket ball, a round ball yes a musket ball no, terminology sucks at times. my hawkens are all 1 in 66 twist and my flintlers other than my hawkin 54 are smoothbore 1750's era fowlers.

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i have never heard a round ball that is used in a slow twist round ball barell referred to as a musket ball, a round ball yes a musket ball no, terminology sucks at times. my hawkens are all 1 in 66 twist and my flintlers other than my hawkin 54 are smoothbore 1750's era fowlers.
Round ball or more commonly PRB is a relatively modern term. What kind of hawken's do you have?
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one hawkin is an old t/c i bought whe they came out in 45 percussion, about ten years ago i put a slow twist 54 on it, the other is a lyman flint with a slow twist. i also have a custom 62 caliber flint fowler, and the other one which istyled after the canoe guns i built, ita a 62 flinter also. ive had others but i got rid of them to finance another project at the time.

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one hawkin is an old t/c i bought whe they came out in 45 percussion, about ten years ago i put a slow twist 54 on it, the other is a lyman flint with a slow twist. i also have a custom 62 caliber flint fowler, and the other one which istyled after the canoe guns i built, ita a 62 flinter also. ive had others but i got rid of them to finance another project at the time.
Cool. I only have the one but it was blueprinted off an original




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