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Skygee 07-23-2011 08:27 PM

RE: iron musket balls
 
Anyone know if there is any source of iron musket balls (modern-made; not antique)?

hiwall 07-23-2011 08:50 PM

don't you want lead? were iron ones ever made?

sniper762 07-23-2011 08:59 PM

none ever made that i'm aware of. try ball bearings

c3shooter 07-23-2011 10:17 PM

Musket balls were not iron- too light, too hard. Lead is the metal of choice for several reasons- ease of casting a round ball, softer than the iron or steel of my barrel, dense enough to retain energy over distance, plentiful, and CHEAP!

Jo da Plumbr 07-23-2011 10:26 PM

I got your iron balls right here buddy. :D

robocop10mm 07-23-2011 10:30 PM

Jo da plumber is making funny (I'm sure). We are not a bad bunch here, but we do joke around a bit. Sometimes this can come across as azzholish. It is all in good fun.

lotsoffreetime 07-24-2011 01:46 AM

Ballistic Products has lead free roundballs for traditional muzzleloaders or smoothbore barrels

Hawg 07-24-2011 01:49 AM

Try marbles instead.

hiwall 07-24-2011 03:40 AM

Skygee
we all here just like to hear ourselves type. Don't think we are know-it-alls(except for me-I do know it all). talk to us. what are you using them in? have you used them before? don't start a thread and then never come back on. for a cannon? muzzle loading musket? pistol? blunderbuss?

Skygee 08-02-2011 12:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lotsoffreetime (Post 548706)
Ballistic Products has lead free roundballs for traditional muzzleloaders or smoothbore barrels

Interesting...what are they made of?


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