Double Ball Load
Found an interesting post while googling PRBs
In an old TC Manual there is a page titled "Double Ball Load for Deer". I believe it would be illegal in our state for deer which allows only single projectiles.
But I think it's legal for Yotes and other varmints. I could be wrong though as it more resembles a buck shot load.
The directions state;
First load in the conventional manner A SINGLE POWDER CHARGE
Seat patched ball snuggly
Seat a second patched ball TIGHTLY on top of the first
INSURE The second ball is rammed firmly against the first so that the second ball does not act as a bore obstruction.
Recommended only in a perfectly clean bore
Mark ramrod for both first and second ball
Recommended loads for .45 (.440) and .50 (.490) balls
Two .490 balls, 100gr FFG MV-1705 fps, ME-2401 Ft.Lbs
Goes on to state; "if desired, lighter powder charges can be used. Our best test accuracy was obtained by positioning the SPRUE DOWN on the first ball and SPRUE UP on the second ball".
One guy said in his .50 he used 80 grs of powder, felt wad, patched ball, felt wad, patched ball. "The round balls always hit within an inch or so of each other"
This is all legit as the copy of the TC manual page with those instructions was on the web page.
I have an old TC manual but it has no such info. I found this interesting but I think we are past the day of such recommendations.
Does anyone have this manual? If so I would be interested in the date. Also has anyone used this load?