Originally Posted by Mule
Use Holy Black and Patched Round balls!!!!!!
Sorry I will not be nice on the BP users with Sabots and Smokeless. If you are in the true spirit of BP shoot the original black and patched round balls. I can keep multiple patched roundballs in 54 cal touching at 100 yds with 90 grs of 1F in my persusion TC Renegade. Follow up shots are no big deal with the correct lube and patch thickness since the fouling will not inhibit the reload and accruacy is great. Round balls are great on penetration and if you are worried then step it up to the 58 cal and drop them like a rock
I will be nice to you round ball shooters and tell my experiences
with round ball.
When I started shooting black powder in the 70's there were no sabot's
and I had a Renegade just like you.
I loved patched ball loads and found them ok as far as group size at
100yrds "BUT" the first time I went hunting I had a bad experience
and had to tract a deer for 9 hour's due to no blood trail.
Assuming this was a fluke I shot another a week later ,With nearly
the same results.
At this point I started trying to figure out what was happining ,the
54 cal round was passing strait through with the exit hole no larger
than the ball (IT seemed to almost seal the exit hole it'self.) So
there was little or no blood trail.
After 2 more kills with similar results I gave up on round ball and
went to MAXI BALLS weighing 430grs and the change was dramatic
to say the least.
After the change to bullets every animal fell within a few feet of the
Then along came the sabot .Now we have a bullet that expands and
makes a exit wound .
I have hunted with other people that used the round ball with similar
results so I do'not recomend round ball for hunting at all.they are fine
for paper and fun.
Sabots are not allowed in some states because they are a modern design
So shoot what you want but I would not recomend round ball to the
new shooter.By the way Tripple 7 is not smokeless just clean burning.
Was that nice ?
J E CUSTOM