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Thread: Big balls please 1858 Enfield.

  1. #1
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    Big balls please 1858 Enfield.

    I bought the two band made by Euroarms. Hardly used by previous owner who is ancient like me .
    He did not use ball .
    Mint condition.Bought a Lee Smelter.
    My first Minies came out fine but frankly I do not want to cast.......please don't scream

    As it's a 58 Cal rifle what size balls will it need . Presumably patched for loading by me.
    100metre shooting at most.

    I think I will sell the Lee pot cost about 70 less than a year ago .
    Want to keep the rifle as it is fun to shoot.

    Cheers
    Graham
    Designer of BASC Logo

  2. #2
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    577

    I made some .575 round ball for my mate to shoot out of his muskatoon 577,
    have some more some where,
    T

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    Ball?????

    100 yds with a ball hope you have some big ass targets��
    Use a minie.
    I take it it's rifled ??
    Hw100. Hw97kt Hw45 Haenel 303 Match. Webley RATCATCHER V2, Kentuckian.45 cal BP Haenel 303, Webley & Scott Ranger. Webley Hawk Mk 3. BSA Airsporter VI, Webley Falcon.
    Anschutz 250. AirArms S410f. S400 classic.

  4. #4
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    Hi

    Not sure if Andy Allwood posts any more but he does a nice minie

    Www.tfsa.co.uk

    Cheers

    Roy
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    I used .562" balls in my 2 band with a .015" patch. Shot well at 50m with about 60 grains of TS2. For some reason i never did get that rifle to
    shoot well with a minnie bullet. I sold it to a mate and he still uses round ball more accurately than i shoot minnies in my Muskatoon. Tim

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