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2 roundball load????

Anybody here do this? If so,how does it shoot?

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Re: 2 roundball load????

I wouldn't try it
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Re: 2 roundball load????

People actually do this ? Load, then patch/ball-patch/ball ? Can't wait to hear more on this.

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Anybody here do this? If so,how does it shoot?
have tried this at the range never hunting..at 50 yds they hit about 4 inches apart
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Re: 2 roundball load????

It is not legal as we must shoot a single projectile but it does work.
Often called the Bear Load.
Not much different in weight of a Maxi ball.When properly loaded groups range from 1 1/2"-3".
The big question I have is why not make sure with one?

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Re: 2 roundball load????

You build up recoil, have one ball possibly acting as a bore obstruction, have accuracy issues with the second ball as it comes out onl;y to be hit by the patch from the lead ball, etc. I have never done it. see no reason to.

In the revolutionary war days, a frequent load in smoothie muskets was a buck and ball. A ball down first on top the powder and some buckshot on top of that. Standing in a line facing off at the enemy line at 75 yards, I dare say I'd want even more than that. (perhaps an uzi?)

I shoot for accuracy with my rifle and patched round ball, I can't see why I would intentionally throw my accuracy off. if I want multiple shot spraying an area, I'll take a smooth bore and shot.
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Re: 2 roundball load????

I,myself,was not going to try this,but just wondered if it were true!!!!!
Thanks for the reply.

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Anybody here do this? If so,how does it shoot?

Yes, But you should reduce your charge. When I was living in VA, I shot several deer with a two ball load. The rifle was a 50 cal and shot a two ball load pretty accurately. It would put the ball's 2" apart.

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Re: 2 roundball load????

The way I shoot, maybe I'll load 10-12 roundballs? Gives me more of a chance to hit one!

Seriously, I shoot lights out off a bench but freehand or resting on a tree or something for a rest is a little different.

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