58 caliber Huntsman

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by JHendrix, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. JHendrix

    JHendrix New Member

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    I have a 58 caliber Huntsman that is 28 years old. I am about to use it and am wondering if i should get conicals or roundballs.
     
  2. Ed21

    Ed21 New Member

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    Huntsman, by who? Picture? Determine what the rate of twist of the rifling is. Fast twist, use conicals. Slow twist, use round balls. Fast = <1 turn in 35" Slow = >1 turn in 60" In between will be optional and will require experimentation to determine what works best.