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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15319582 10/17/20
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Nice buck! Great shooting - Congrats!


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15320093 10/17/20
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Awesome buck, love that mass!!

What's the finish on that barrel?


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15320124 10/17/20
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Now that's some, pilgrim!

Nice rifle gun and a hell of a buck!


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15320877 10/17/20
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Great buck. And love the correctly handed rifle.

I shot a giant feral rabbit yesterday with my little 32 cal flintlock. Right at 20 yards, 15 grains of FFFg and a prime of 4F. It has always surprised me how much damage that little ball will do with that charge. Kind of like a blackpowder 22 magnum.


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 10gaugemag] #15320901 10/17/20
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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Awesome buck, love that mass!!

What's the finish on that barrel?


Not real sure what that finish is. The gentleman I bought the rifle from had Mr. Bergmann build it "in the white" for him and then he finished it. On another note, it weighed in at 8 pounds 14 ounces so really nice in the hand.

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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15322205 10/18/20
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grin Yes Sir, they certainly do ; ] great rifle, buck and shooting 303338.


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15327889 10/20/20
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Beautiful rifle and buck - congrats on both and great shooting!

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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15328102 10/20/20
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Well Done!!!

Re: Roundballs suck [Re: DigitalDan] #15337675 10/23/20
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
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That is a beautiful rifle AND a nice whitetail!!

I think it was Sam Fadala who said, "round balls kill all out of proportion to their paper ballistics." I've yet to find fault with that statement.



They don't tumble and unless they hit substantial bone they don't slow down very much.


How can you tell if they tumbler or not?! Lol! And remember, smokeless powder IS a black powder substitute!

Beautiful rifle and great buck, congrats!


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15339321 10/23/20
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Been sucking for 5 or 6 hundred years.

Nice buck and rifle.


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15339823 10/23/20
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Nice buck and a nice shot. Nice mass on those horns too.

Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15340261 10/23/20
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Good Deer, nice stalk, good shooting, cool rifle.....well done!!!!

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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15361407 10/30/20
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WOW! Awesome buck and great shooting! Congrats buddy!


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15361681 10/30/20
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That's just frickkin cool all the way around. Congrats.


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15361796 10/30/20
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32’s and 58’s are where it’s at grin

Re: Roundballs suck [Re: smallfry] #15363896 10/31/20
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Originally Posted by smallfry
32’s and 58’s are where it’s at grin


LOL, I have 36 and 58's, love em all.


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15406945 11/12/20
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Beautiful rifle and heck of a nice deer!

I guess I'm in the minority when I say I'm not a fan of round balls. Nothing to do with accuracy, I've just had instances where I shot deer through the heart with them and watched them run for a long ways before dying. They only left blood the last half of the trail. One I watched do a huge arc in an open field so I knew where he lay,I just followed the trail to see what sign he left. The other just stumbled upon luckily while gridding due to no trail left at all. Discovered she only left blood the last 15' and it wasn't much but there was a bunch of it inside and around her where she lay. It was enough to convince me to switch to inline and use saboted 300 grain xtps. I do like shooting with rounds balls and the #11 caps but not at anything furry


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15416347 11/14/20
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Thank you sir. I've never experienced anything like that yet shooting 54 and 58 caliber roundballs. Actually find the on game performance to be quite amazing with them. But shoot enough stuff and odd things happen I reckon. What caliber where you shooting out of curiousity?

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I killed my first deer with a 54 cal round ball this evening. A nice fat 8pt came out of some blow downs and eased up the ridge. I shot him around 50yds at a slow walk. Sparks flew, smoke boiled and I gave him a few minutes before I started tracking. He only went around 30yds after taking a .530 round ball to both lungs.


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Re: Roundballs suck [Re: 30338] #15416441 11/14/20
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Congrats Bearcat! Its a cool way to hunt.

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