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Old September 20, 2002, 02:13 PM   #1
AndABeer
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Hunting with .50 cal round ball

Almost named the thread "Hunting with balls" but thought the better of it. This perhaps belongs over in the Hunting forum but not sure if the gents here frequent that one as well and my question is specific to blackpowder so here it goes: With a .50 cal (.490) ball as a projectile what would you guys and gals consider the minimum velocity OR powder charge for whitetail? We generally don't get them too huge around here. Come muzzleloader season, I have an inline that I can really load up but I would prefer to use the new flintlock which I believe will only handle round ball loads due to twist rate.
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