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Just wondering if anyone used these for their muzzle loaders? We have used Buffalo Ball-ets for years with fantastic results. Now supplies running low and Buffalo Bullet Company gone, these look like the.next best thing!!!
 

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I didn't know the Buffalo Ballet company (or the company that made these) either went out of business or quit making the Ballet.

I usually shoot the Hornady Conical's but I have a small supply of the BB's and they work just as well as the Hornady's. I shoot the BB's when I run out of the Hornady's.

That's to bad. It was a good product.

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I used to use the conical, but went with the Hornady Great Plains bullet. Never looked back.
 

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Buffalo Bullet company is back in business but you can't buy direct from them. I called them last week and he directed me to Dixie Gun Works. He didn't say what other retailers were retailing their product but Dixie had a good selection on their website.

Hey Dutch; what twist are you shooting those Great Plains bullets with. They work pretty good on deer I take it from your post
 

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Patch and Roundball only for me. You don't need them fancy bullets.
 

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I'll take the fancy bullets as they seem to put a deer down, to stay, better than the roundballs.

I know of 3 deer taken with roundballs, that never bled, in snow.
 

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It don't matter what I'm shooting out of the old flinter, I can't hit the side of a barn with it.
 

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Dutch said:
I know of 3 deer taken with roundballs, that never bled, in snow.
That's why I switched to the Conical. At least they will have a blood trail to follow. I've put down doe that never had a blood trail as the entrance hole closed up. The deer only went 100 yards at most....just no trail to follow.
 

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I have often wondered how many have been wounded and due to the lack of blood, have not been recovered?

That is why we have gone to the Great Plains bullets.
 

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i too have seen deer hit with round balls and didn't leave a trail. i shoot a long rifle with a 1 in 66 twist. has anyone used anything other than a round ball in a rifle with that twist with any success? i would like to go to a conical. does anyone have any info with a conical in a long rifle?
 

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i've seen them not leave a trail with rb too but that was before we started making our own out of pipe lead. the softer lead opens up more. when its -5 and blood freezes as soon as it hits the air it don't help either.
 

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dspace52 said:
i too have seen deer hit with round balls and didn't leave a trail. i shoot a long rifle with a 1 in 66 twist. has anyone used anything other than a round ball in a rifle with that twist with any success? i would like to go to a conical. does anyone have any info with a conical in a long rifle?
The Hornady PA Conical and the 245 gr Powerbelt HP have worked FLAWLESSLY for me in my 1:66 twist rifles. Very accurate and even with the rifling for patched round balls they seal well and trully do a number on deer out to a bit further than I would ever take a shot with a lead ball.
 

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I think the PA Conical was designed for the 1:66 twist folks that wanted a conical. Buddy of mine used them years ago with good success in his 1:66
 

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The pa conical is the way to go. They will blow through any deer you shoot at and most of the time knock them off there feet.
 
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