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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Who uses or used roundballs and what success or problems have you had? I use them, but have yet to connect on a deer.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: Roundballs

I use PRB (patched round ball) in my flinter. Never had a problem with them in terms of killing power and accuracy. If you are talking about a round ball from a smooth bore, well then, that is an entirely different matter.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 11:59 PM
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I used maxis until i ran out and had a lot of roundballs so I started using them and last year I swore that I had hit one and couldn't find blood she took off like a shot and her tail was down like she was hit I thought for sure I had hit her I heard from some that they don't bleed out right away with roundballs Idk I never shot one with the flintlock aways had a bad flinch until last year I finally got over it
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 12:01 AM
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My main roundball rifle is a .50 with a 30" barrel; 80-90 grains of 2f and sighted 1" high at 50 yards to be dead on at 75 and a little over 2" low at 100. Deer shot under about 60 yards go down within a 75 yards usually if the shot is true. I have chased em quite a ways if I take a shot at longer range and the shot was found to be true to aim in most cases. I tend not to shoot over 75 yards with my current roundball rifles. If I were to go with a .54 caliber it might be better but I can't say as I have never tried it.
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Re: Roundballs

In the past I have killed deer with Maxis,Powerbelts,and Round Ball in various calibers.
All I use now is Round Ball.Have yet to find a deer that will live with a hole in its heart or lungs if you put one there.
I have found the RB to be the most accurate,flat shooting,and economical projectile to shoot out of my flints or percussion muzzys.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 01:01 AM
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I agree you can,t do better than the good ole round ball.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 01:32 AM
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Re: Roundballs

PRB's are very accurate and have good killing power. I currently do not use them in my .54 because the T/C Maxi Hunters are shooting very good and are very easy to load. The PRB is a great choice!!


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 02:42 AM
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I've shot two deer so far with .530 Hornady roundballs and each have done their job. Both were shot in the heart. The second one went through the shoulder and broke a rib on the far side.
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