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Thread: What is your favorite cast muzzloader bullet for deer and elk

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    Boolit Master brewer12345's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasupermagnum View Post
    This is true, but when a round ball shoots more accurately, and shoots flatter, I don't see a reason to mess with them. The maxiball has a place if you feel a 54 caliber ball won't provide enough penetration. I would use a ball on an elk without second thought myself. The Hornady great plains has a thick skirt, and shoots good, but I don't much like the hollow point.
    This is a Lyman Great Plains. No skirt, flat and solid nose. The thing looks like a lead fire plug.
    When you care enough to send the very best, send an ounce of lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atl5029 View Post
    Could I bother you to send me a couple of those? I have been interested in trying them out but have heard mixed reviews with a slight majority saying they are not very accurate past 50 yards. I'd like to try them in my gun before I get a mold.
    Yes I would send you a few of each maybe 5 of each. Let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chihuahua Floyd View Post
    54 cal Thompson Center Renegade, patched round ball.
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    yes, i have the same and i agree , round ball and conical , they both shoot great. thompson made a great product.

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    The 58 cal Navy Arms Plains Rifle likes the Lyman 577611 hollow base Minnie. 1 elk so far with it.
    The 50 Lyman Great Plains likes a 0.490 RB. 2 deer so far...
    smilin jack

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    Patched roundball out of a slow twist roundball rifle or a hollow base Minie out of an original musket. However, my best deer was with a 50 TC Maxi out of a TC Hawken. I wish the planets would align one time for a "proper and just right" opportunity for taking an elk with an original 1850 dated 54 cal Mississippi. Have carried it deer hunting but never popped a cap. Uncanny how well it shoots the Lyman 533476 Minie over about 55 gr FF.

    Pic of M1841 rifle and 5 shot 50 yard target. I've never touched the sights and the POA = POI at 50 yds for that load
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    I use a pure lead .50 Caliber 350 gr. Maxi-Hunter.
    Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

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    RCBS #1 Minie .58 caliber out of my artillery carbine.
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    My MLs never took to those Real boolits, the Lyman Great Plains bullets in .50 and .54 are the bee's knees, I do them in pure lead.

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    I killed a whitetail doe at 50 yards with a CVA Blazer .490” PRB and decades later a nice 8point whitetail buck with a Lyman Plains Pistol at 40 feet with a .535” PRB. We don’t have real black powder season down here, can you tell? On elk, I’m sure I’d use a Minie type bullet but the round ball convinced those deer to die right then, so I’m a fan.

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    TC .50 Renegade - TC Maxi-Hunter w/TC peep
    TC Hawken - TC MH as well and matching TC peep
    TC .54 Hawken - Lyman Plains Bullet & TC Maxi-Ball

    Iím going with 80grs 2F Goex and all have lubed felt wad.

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    I have 2 favorites, both are smooth sided for sabots. the great LBT 452 330 LFN (Same projectile that Harvestor sells, Verel made the molds) and the BRP 452 300 FN BB. the BRP was cut down to remove the bevel base for use in smokeless MLs and depending on alloy is 288-290 gr.

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    I have 2 favorites, both are smooth sided for sabots. the great LBT 452 330 LFN (Same projectile that Harvestor sells, Verel made the molds) and the BRP 452 300 FN BB. the BRP was cut down to remove the bevel base for use in smokeless MLs and depending on alloy is 288-290 gr.

    I do have Maxi ball molds in both 45 and 50. several friends have successfully used my Maxis.

    I find it matters little what anyone's favorite projectile is because ultimately it will be up to your rifle and what you and only you can decide you are comfortable with.

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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