Do slugs wear out a smoothbore faster than a slug barrel? Significantly faster? Enough to matter? My friends' dad seems to think so.
ALL ROUNDS DOWN THE TUBE WEAR OUT BARRELS.
Durango, your comparison is ill-fitting, play on words intended.Many orginal Brown Bess Musket over 250 years old are in shootable condition. These guns have fired tons of lead balls and are not worn
out. These were not patched rounds.
Durango, you should take your unique insight and unbelievable expertise to the blackpowder forum...I shoot Brown Bess muskets. Many different ball sizes are and were used. The balls are often very tight in carbon filled bores. And yes a BB can take out a man sized target at over 100 yds. with aimed shots. You should visit a Smooth Gun match and see some real world musket shooting. The stories you are refering to are interesting but are short on facts.