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    You would use round balls and cotton patch for that one then and ffg powder and the large percussion caps great fun to shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The flat nose Lee minnies on the left in your photo cast up very nicely and shot extremely well in my 2 Parker Hales. The REAL projectiles not so good.
    95%-meplat and 100% exposed lead. I have a repro medieval handgonne / pole-cannon shooting .58 cal, still haven't had the brass (!) to bring her to the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    but she not rifled bud...so is classed as shotgun,therefore not legal......
    Dang! But doubt anyone would care. DOC does give SG permits though. Guess one would just have to undertake to DOC not to take long-range shots. (-:.

    Now we know it's a musket, there were specially made bullets made for smoothbore muskets, the Nessler bullet, and the related Chase bullet made about the time of the civil war, to extend range further than the standard round ball. They are shorter than the typical Minie so their skirts make them more stable in flight without benefit of imparted spin. Actually many modern SG slugs look the same and those shorter, flatnosed Minies are in that direction.
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