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Old 02-20-2012, 04:17 PM
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I would bet that the Buffalo Ball-ets will shoot lights out out of that slow twist barrel. Time will tell. They will be in the mail tomorrow.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:21 PM
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Thanks buddy. I have a problem though. I Googled my brains out, and I can't find any info on new stock ball-ets being sold. Are they still being made? I'd hate to like them, and then not be able to buy them.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:31 PM
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REAL bullets would come close to the length of the PA bullets. You just never know what that twist will shoot until you give it a go. My 1:48 twists arent supposed to be shooting a 454gr conical the way they do.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:34 PM
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My problem with the REAL bullets is they always loaded too loose. Those were in TC sidelocks though. Not sure about the GPR?
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:57 PM
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As far as I know the only thing close to the Buffalo's is the Hornady PA's. I thought the Buffalo's were discontinued. ??? There is also the Keiths availble from PR Bullets but they are longer than the Buffalo Ball-ets.

Buffalo Maxi Ball-et 270 gr .643" lg
Buffalo Ball-et 245 gr .563" lg
Ultimate 1 Keith HP 300 gr .735" lg


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Old 02-20-2012, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Muley Hunter View Post
My problem with the REAL bullets is they always loaded too loose. Those were in TC sidelocks though. Not sure about the GPR?
My REAL mould throws them at .517
Is Your 50 cal barrel is bigger than .517?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by idahoron View Post
My REAL mould throws them at .517
Is Your 50 cal barrel is bigger than .517?
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The gun is on the way to me still. Maybe a couple of days it should be here.

It better not be .517. A PRB will fall through. That seems big Ron. What size it your barrel?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
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I have 245 grain Buffalo Bullet Ball-ets. Do you think they would shoot well? I can't remember trying them. But might give them a shot tomorrow. I have a 50 with a 1-66 twist.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cayugad View Post
I have 245 grain Buffalo Bullet Ball-ets. Do you think they would shoot well? I can't remember trying them. But might give them a shot tomorrow. I have a 50 with a 1-66 twist.
Give them a try. I'd like to see how they do. Don't you have a GPR .50?

I thought you had one of everything?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:20 PM
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Muley, if your ranges aren't going to be too long you could always load with two patched balls and double the weight you're putting on target. At 50 yards two balls will usually hit within an inch and a half of each other.
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