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Old 02-21-2007, 08:53 PM
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Default Anybody ever used "ballets"?

A friend gave me a box of ballets today for my 54. They are made by Buffalo...I was wondering if these would shoot very good in a 1/72 twist or if there was no use in even trying them. It is a reason to shoot so I will give em a try anyways I guess. They are 310 grain BTW. Anybody tried them?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:06 PM
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Yes they group about 3 inches[@100yds] in my 1-66 twist Hawken using 85gr RS. Lee
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:50 PM
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They should shoot all right. All you can do is try them. With that slow twist, I would not push them too hard.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:08 AM
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Yes they group about 3 inches[@100yds] in my 1-66 twist Hawken using 85gr RS
lemoyne - that's impressive. Are you shooting a 50 or 54 cal and is that with the 310's?

lemoyne - I just returned from a site and it looks like the 310's are only 54 cal., biggest available for the 50cal is 270?
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:09 AM
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Default RE: Anybody ever used "ballets"?

I know some guys who can get them to shoot well in slow twists. I have a box of the 54cal 310gr and they tumble in my Renegade with a 1-48" twist. I need to back of the charge to 90gr I think. I might try them in my Great Plains. I think they are a great projectile.

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Old 02-22-2007, 12:55 PM
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I love the gun but I think Im gonna end up buying a faster twist GM Barrel for it so i can shoot the bigger buffalo bullets with it. Round balls only gets sorta boring.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:52 PM
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I've tried them several times is my Lyman 54 GPR without any luck. It could just be me, but that rifle shoots so well with a patched round ball that I really haven't felt the need to try and work a load out for them.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:14 PM
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yeoman, Yes it is a 54 cal TC with a 32 inch barrel [after market barrel]
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:51 AM
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ORIGINAL: Doe Dumper

I love the gun but I think Im gonna end up buying a faster twist GM Barrel for it so i can shoot the bigger buffalo bullets with it. Round balls only gets sorta boring.
Roundballs get boring? You can always try different patch thicknesses, materials, lubes, ball size, ball brand, cast, swag, ect. Conicals are a lot of fun to.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:51 PM
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LOL Sharp..remember Im pretty new to this compared to you guys. Conicals are on the list of things to try.
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