Round ball question
Kind of a newby question here....This morning I wanted to try shooting patch and round ball for the first time out of my Traditions DeerHunter .50cal. I purchased the Hornady .490 RB and prelubed TC .018 patches. Starting with a clean barrel, I tried to load the combo into the gun and it seemed way too tight...I pressed on the ball enough to leave an impression in it with the ball starter and could only get 1/2 the ball into the barrel before I stopped, being unsure as to how tight it should be and not wanting to push it to a point where it was unretrievable. With my only other point of reference being the powerbelts that slide in with a little resistance, how tight should the P&RB be going in?