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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Hunting with T/C maxi ball?......

We took my son's flintlock to the range this afternoon. He shot round balls for a while, with varying success, then wanted to try the T/C maxi balls that we had made some time ago. They really shot well out of his Traditions Frontier Hawken. I hadn't used Maxi's since my TC Renegade percussion days. He shot it with a charge of 80 grains of 2fg. He's dialed in and ready for Monday.
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I have killed deer with them.
I have one 45cal set up for them.
Just check OFTEN to make sure it doesn't slide off the charge by carrying muzzle down.
Use what you can hit with that 1ST shot out of a clean bore.That the one that counts.
I do prefer RB's.

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I've used T/C Maxi Balls out of my 54 Renegade forever, on top of FFG powder.....They will penetrate four feet of deer and put very large holes going in and going out...I have never found a need to switch to any sabot type slug or jacket bullet....The Maxi Ball is a deadly slug !
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I've used T/C Maxi Balls out of my 54 Renegade forever, on top of FFG powder.....They will penetrate four feet of deer and put very large holes going in and going out...I have never found a need to switch to any sabot type slug or jacket bullet....The Maxi Ball is a deadly slug !
How many grains of powder do you use? I actually don't remember what powder charge I used to use. 80 grains in his gun showed good results.
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