StainLess Steel MediaRotoMetals2Titan ReloadingBallisti-Cast
Inline FabricationGraf & SonsLee PrecisionMidSouth Shooters Supply
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: T/C Hawken and .50 Minie ball

  1. #1
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    North Coast - Oregon
    Posts
    188

    T/C Hawken and .50 Minie ball

    I have a T/C Hawken, which i think has a 1-48" twist.

    Can I use the Lee 50 cal Minie? (Pure lead and all)

    Geoff in Oregon

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    N. Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    5,108
    Yes you can use it but it may not shoot the best. I'm not saying it will shoot bad either. The REALs shoot real good with that twist.
    Aim small, miss small!

  3. #3
    Boolit Master


    Boerrancher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    East Central Missouri
    Posts
    3,399
    A good friend of mine also a member here just sent me two different Mini molds, both hollow base for my 50cals. I am going to have to wait to get my pot emptied and get some pure lead in it before I can try them out, but it looks like it is going to snow and rain for the next 4 or 5 days so it would be a good time to spend a few hours casting. I have never been a fan of the mini or maxi but since the molds were given to me I figure it won't cost me anything but time to try them out. If I can get a 4 inch group with either of them at 60 yards, they will be more than fine to deer hunt with here on the farm as most of my shots are now measured in feet and not yards.

    Best wishes,

    Joe
    WWW.flintknappers.com/lithicarts Traditional items for the traditional hunter.

    Tyrants use the force of the people to chain and subjugate-that is, enyoke the people. They then plough with them as men do with oxen yoked. Thus the spirit of liberty and innovation is reduced by bayonets, and principles are struck dumb by cannon shot: Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma

  4. #4
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Annapolis,Md
    Posts
    1,617
    It'll depend on the length of the miniť ball. A good friend experimented quite bit with his .50, and ended up going back to PRB's and REALs in the end.

  5. #5
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    N. Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    5,108
    I am not a big fan of the Lee minie moulds in 50. They all drop too large and don't get down the barrel easy like they are suppose to. The first one isn't bad but the next ones after a fouling shot take a little more to get down the barrel. Not that they are that difficult but it I have to use that much effort, I might as well be using the REAL or a maxie. I have a 58 and the Lee minie mould does good in it. Slightly smaller than the bore size. Doesn't shoot great but shoots reasonable well for minute of deer.
    Aim small, miss small!

  6. #6
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Longview, Washington
    Posts
    385
    My tc new englander shoots them about the same as the tc maxi balls I cast, have shot the minie and the target minie and they do fine with my rifle , have also shot the lee reals and the maxie hunters , the fun of using those different molds and making my own , also costs less to shoot , just another option and worth trying out .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check