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Thread: .630 round ball

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    Boolit Buddy greywuuf's Avatar
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    .630 round ball

    Looking for a round ball to use in a 16 gauge smooth bore. Bore measure about .661. What would be a reasonable ball to use patched ....and where might one find an off the shelf mold for such a thing. Seems the usual suspects jump from about .610 to around .690 ....does Dixie still offer mold services (a search turned up a few old mentions of them ) ......

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    I believe there is a guy in England who will make one in whatever size you want. Can't remember the details but bet if you go to the NSSA forum you will find somebody who knows. Jaeger.

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    Boolit Master Maven's Avatar
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    Jeff Tanner is the person you need to write to: http://www.jt-bullet-moulds.co.uk/moulds.html

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    Boolit Master
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    Tom, VA
    I use patched balls cast in a Lyman 0.61" single cavity mold for my 16 bore flintlock rifle.

    Lyman also makes this mold advertised as casting 0.662". You could probably shoot this one without patching.


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    Boolit Buddy
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    try LEE PERSISON they will make any DIA. mold i be-leave.

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    Boolit Master

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    I have used a Lyman .648 ball in my 16 gauge. Paper cartridge, wads and Patch. paper cartridges worked great but wads are as accurate as the patch in my gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot View Post
    try LEE PERSISON they will make any DIA. mold i be-leave.
    Lee will but you need to pay the $175.00 set up fee and a 2 mold minimum @ $26.00 ea. THEN wait...

    Jeff will get you the mold in probably less that 3 weeks. They come out at the exact diameter if you tell him what alloy your casting with but does not come with a sprue cutter.
    If God didn't want man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of MEAT!

    The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

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    Boolit Buddy 59sharps's Avatar
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    i have a jeff tanner mold good mold fast delivery. they are brass w/o a spur plate
    If you want a A good USA made mold talk to Moose Mold. I have several of them like them alot.
    14th VA. CAV.

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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
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