Buck & ball vs Minie ball

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Scratchammo, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. .69 buck & ball

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  1. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Which do you think was more effective on the battlefield.
     
  2. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    What range? I have seen buck and ball at close range WOW
     

  3. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I'd say within 70-100 yards to be fair.
     
  4. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    First 25 B and B after that mini ball
     
  5. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    That's a darn good answer, and if it were only buckshot I might fully agree Buckeye, but with a ball... Take it out to 50 yards; then Minie.
     
  6. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Being b&b is a smoothbore load, would it have loaded a little faster?
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Compared to "ball and patch", for, say, a Kentucky or Pennsylvania rifle, B&B is MUCH faster. However, the minie is smaller than bore diameter, is expanded on firing- they can load pretty quickly.
     
  8. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I see what you mean.