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05-12-2010, 07:06 PM
Hi I have never cast a round ball, I am going to attempt doing so soon. My question I have a lyman ideal .562 rb mold. Can this size be patched for a .58 cal rifle or should I just get a .570 mold thanks Ron.

05-12-2010, 07:08 PM
i use .562 in my .58 all the time .015 patch. steve k

05-12-2010, 07:10 PM
Thank you for the info.

DIRT Farmer
05-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Idealy I would think for hunting, a .570 ball with 20 thousands patching would be better, it depends on what barrel you have. I load a .575 with 20 tho for target in my green river barrel. However a .530 ball loaded on a fiber wad covered with a over shot wad shoots better than I can hold in my 28ga (.54) Trade gun.