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 Post subject: Twist Rates and Bullets?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:29 pm 

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Hey there, I'm curious if anyone has advice on twist rates for traditional muzzle loaders. I know that patched round balls and minie bullets tend to like different twists more, but is there a twist that works well for both? Essentially if I could chose to shoot one better, it would be minie bullets, since that is what I would hunt with, but I would also like to be able to shoot round balls just for fun and target practice.


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 Post subject: Re: Twist Rates and Bullets?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:46 pm 

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The 1-48 twist was sold as being a do all twist. Have seen maxi ball type slugs group well out of this twist and round ball so so. I believe it's a matter of ball, patch lube combination. For best results go with a slow 1-56 to 1-70 twist for patched round ball and fast twist for conical. Not much help but just my experience. Dan.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:40 am 

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The roundball is a deadly projectile, it's all I hunt with. So don't count it out of your consideration.
I have a 4" gong of heat treated steel. I shot it at 60 yards with my .40 caliber loaded with a .395 ball and 60 grains of 3fg powder. It actually made a small crater in my gong that you could feel with your finger. I've shot that gong a good bit and that 's the first time it's been cratered.
I don't want to be shot with a roundball.

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