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Old 07-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Anyone know if there is any source of iron musket balls (modern-made; not antique)?

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Old 07-23-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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don't you want lead? were iron ones ever made?

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

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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!

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I got your iron balls right here buddy.
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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.

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

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Try marbles instead.

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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?

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Ballistic Products has lead free roundballs for traditional muzzleloaders or smoothbore barrels
Interesting...what are they made of?
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