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Old October 17, 2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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54 caliber

I understand that "space" between the Breach plug and the bullet not occupied by powder will decrease the velocity for a given load: . My question is, that being the fact, what are the ramifications of using 50 caliber pellets in a 54 caliber rifle??????
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Old October 17, 2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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You can't hit the side of a barn even if you're inside it. The bullet will not engage the rifling and start to tumble soon after it leaves the bbl.
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Old October 17, 2005, 06:08 PM   #3
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OK, now I'm confused. (A not unusual situation, by the way.)

Bigjack, did you mean a .50 bullet, or were you talking about a .54 caliber bullet, in a .54 rifle, propelled by .50 caliber Pydrodex (or other) pelletized "gunpowder?" And Clayfish, assuming we're talking about a .54 ball and .50-sized powder pellets, does that have any effect on accuracy?

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Old October 17, 2005, 08:34 PM   #4
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Thanks both you guys. I am talking about a 54 cal bullet and 50 cal pyrodex powder pellets. would probaly be hard to keep a 50 cal bullet in the barrel unless you kept her pointed skyward.LOL
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Old October 17, 2005, 08:44 PM   #5
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Even the .50cal pellets rattle around a bit. When you ram the round down on top of the pellets they usually crush into chunks.

I imagine you should be fine using .50cal powder long as your using the correct load.
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