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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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New PA game news article

A couple of days ago I got the Jan 2010 issue of the game news. It has an article by Dave Ehrig titled "Are bigger bores better" it is a good read and is mostly about shooting round balls

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Haven't read the article but I'm liking the 45's more and more.

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Excellent article discussing caliber choice, kinetic energy etc.

The writer,Dave Ehrig seems to conclude that the 54 caliber is optimum. The Green Ballistics Chart on Page 61 supports his conclusion. He also stated that if you continue past the 54 cal...kinetic energy actually drops off.

I liked his comment of: "What would you rather be hit by? A ping pong ball traveling 20 MPH or a locomotive traveling 10 mph??"

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More eatable meat with the ping pong ball!

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I have killed them with 45,50,54,and 58.If I could use a 40,I would.If I could use the 36,I would.Key again is shot placement.
A larger caliber is not to replace a poorly placed shot IMHO.

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When I get a custom long gun made it will be a flinter in .54

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same here

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i ve shot many deer useing 45 50 54 cal...54 is my favorite.
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Let me start by saying hello, first post here. I am a long time flintlock shooter,builder&hunter.
I have taken many deer with the .50 and .54 most will run 50 to 100yards befor pileing up much like deer taken with archery equipment. A few years ago I built a .62 cal rifle of the five deer shot with this gun only one moved off of the spot they was shot and he only made it thirty yards.
Just my two cents worth ,larger cal. pushed by apropriat(spelling?) ammt. of powder = shorter blood trails
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Forgot to say no large cal. will make up for bad shot placement!!!
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Welcome to the traditional muzzleloading forum. We'll look forward to you sharing your expertise. This forum has attracted a fine group of smokepole shooters, and we're always glad to have a new voice.

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