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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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maxi ball ??

im new to flintlocking with my traditions 50 caliber.i tried the 45 caliber sabot bullet w/ the plastic casing a couple years ago. i wasnt overly happy w/ them.i have some maxiballs i bought on clearance last year. are they any more accurate? or should i be looking for round balls?
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Re: maxi ball ??

if it's 50 cal. why u useing 45 cal. bullets?
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Re: maxi ball ??

i knew i would get that question. it was 50 caliber ammo,just a smaller bullet w/ a plastic casing around it
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Re: maxi ball ??

Muzzy125,
What twist barrel does your rifle have?
I would start out shooting a patched round ball.
Try a .490" ball and .015 patch, and work up to your most accurate load with it then move on to try the maxi ball.


win 1300 the .50 cal. sabots normally use a .45cal bullet.
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Re: maxi ball ??


they were similar to these
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: maxi ball ??

1:48" twist rate is that bad?
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Re: maxi ball ??

if a 1-48 bbl...a 460 grain maxi will fly good if thats whut you have.

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Re: maxi ball ??

Muzzy125,
Traditions list your twist rate as 1:48, so your gun should shoot round ball and maxi balls.
If you shoot maxi balls check your target for keyholing, some times the maxi might not stabilize enough in the barrel.
It's just trial and error finding the right powder & projectile combo your gun likes, so put some range time in with it.
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Re: maxi ball ??

The Maxi-Ball has been my slug of choice for years..A 100 gr. charge of FF in my 54 cal. will send a slug through 4 feet of deer with a hole which certainly leaks..Use them ,you won't be sorry.
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Re: maxi ball ??

im not sure what grain the maxiballs are,i will have to hunt them up and check.
thanks for the advice. im going to shoot a lot. my goal is a baseball group at 40 yards.
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