.58cal Round Ball?

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by Gregory Duerr, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Gregory Duerr

    Gregory Duerr Active Member

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    Im looking at having a Custom Hawken built in the .58cal A Rice Barrel 1" across the flats 1x66 36" Barrel.
    I have killed 14 Mule Deer with either the .54 or the .50 all with Round Balls have never felt at a disadvantage using a Round Ball. Will be using it for Deer as well as Elk.
    Anyone have experience hunting with a Round ball in a .58cal??
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Get a hold of Mike Yancey with Pine Hollow Longbows. He can tell you everything about them and he builds them too. Tell him Rick Richard, pronounced "reeshard" said to call him.
     
  3. highbrow

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    My avatar shows the first elk I shot with my 58 cal long stock Hawken flinter. Range was short about 30 yards. Elk dropped at the shot. Was 7 below so never looked for the ball.
     
  4. Waynzee

    Waynzee Well-Known Member

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    58 cal. certainly has an advantage on Elk size game. I had a Hawken flint lock in a 58 cal. and it wasn't bad on recoil with round balls until I got up to 90grs. 2f anything over that gave me a crack in the gibbs, hahaha. Hope yours works good for ya.
     
  5. highbrow

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    I used 140 gr 2f. Recoil was stout. Now use 100.