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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Re: Patch & Balls
Sorry, thickness of the rifling comes into play also. Deep rifling needs a thicker patch, shallow rifling not so thick.
The calipers will allow you to check rifling depth, as well as bore (land) diameter.
Round bottom rifling is fairly deep, so a .015, .018, or .020 will work well, again, depending on that barrel.
An example would be your Pedersoli KY rifle. They tend to like a thinner patch, .010, .012 or maybe .015. Their rifling is not as deep as most, especially the round bottom rifling.
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