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Old 08-06-2017, 09:32 AM
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What is the cheapest per shot l can get from a muzzleloader?
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:19 PM
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Pair Berry's .452 bullets with Hornady sabots. According to Midway, that'll cost you 27 cents per shot, not counting powder or primers.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:04 AM
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patched round ball
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
patched round ball
X2.

Or buy a .451 pistol bullet mold. The sabots however add cost quickly.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:37 AM
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patched round ball

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Shooting round balls is neat.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:31 AM
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Never checked the price, but I bought a single cavity mold, roll my own on an old Coleman stove, get my lead free, buy ticking by the yard, make my own lube, have 50+ flints I bought in the '80s and have bought my powder direct from a distributor for about $12/pound...With a .40 caliber, shooting 20grs FFF, it's pretty cheap, with my .54 my hunting load is 80grs, so it's a bit more...
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:52 AM
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I'll echo the spit patched round ball, though whether from a flintlock or percussion is open for debate.....speaking of which, I raised this issue several years ago and,iirc,it became contentious for some reason.
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