Re: Thinking of trying round balls out .
I agree on the .490 RB and 70 gr for a starter, As for patches, Prelubed work well and if I'm just plinkin' I use blue tickin' spit patch and run a wet patch down between shots. For hunting bore butter makes a good off the shelf lube for patches. I have a couple of 50's one likes .15 patches the other seems to like .18 better. As we all know, every muzzy has it own likes and dislikes, Grab an assortment of goodies and have some fun.
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