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Buck With a Patched Round Ball

Old 10-18-2015, 08:57 PM
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Default Buck With a Patched Round Ball

Today was the second day of Ft. Sill conventional muzzleloading deer season. Beat the brush for several hours before settling in a stand overlooking a pond that deer had been frequenting.

At about 19:15 i heard an animal drinking water. At the far end of the pond stood a buck. i fired and the buck went down, flopped about one minute and expired.

The ball took out three ribs and left an entry hole over 1 1/2 inches in diameter: It may have hit a branch before striking the buck. The ball did not exit. My camera went dead, i'll post a photo of the hole tomorrow.

Distance: About 45 yards
Gun: .54 TC New Englander
Powder: 120 grains of Black MZ
Ball: .530
Primer: Winchester #11 magnum
Patch lube: Leath R Seal

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Old 10-18-2015, 09:01 PM
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Congratulations falcon. .54 caliber + round ball = meat
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:14 AM
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congrats on the deer, does a round ball usually break that many ribs on entry?
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:50 AM
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Nice deer pal. that will make for good table fair. Will be taking out my .58 PRB gun out in two weeks.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:19 AM
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Good job! That patched round ball is a lethal dose, thats for sure.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:40 PM
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Congrats! That combo worked out great for you for sure.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:00 PM
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congrats on the buck falcon! those big bores are so much fun.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:15 PM
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Patched round balls over black powder have been putting meat on the ground for a long long time. Deer are the same now that they were back then, People have changed but the deer have not.
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:42 PM
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congratulations on the deer
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:40 PM
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Congratulations on the buck
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