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Discussion in 'Muzzleloading' started by SNAREMAN, Sep 15, 2020.
Anyone around Arkansas sells .50 cal round balls? Going to bring out the Hawken this year.
Lots of places. Where are you at and what size do you need?
Hazen thru week and Quitman on weekends usually. .490
I don’t know many places on that end of the state but Bass Pro usually has patches and balls. The Muzzleloader Shop in NLR will have some. Fort Thompson will probably have some. If you can’t find them anywhere let me know. I have a mould and can cast you a few hundred. They cast about .493 from my mould.
I'm just a short drive away in Beebe. I still use a patched .50 round ball in my Hawkins. If you would like to stop by we can turn on the melting pot and pour you a few.
I have some big snagging lead I have use for. Can they be used?
Unless it’s a weird alloy it’ll work. I cast wheel weight lead into balls.
I prefer soft lead. If I can scratch it with a finger nail it is good to go. If I can't scratch it it is too hard. Quail ridge I'd be happy to trade soft lead for WW if you are interested. I have to put ww in my mix for casting my modern handgun and rifle bullets.