.480 lead ball

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Your thinking and mine is VERY similar. I seldom shoot paper. Too boring! I'd rather shoot metal zoo critters, water jugs and anything else fun to shoot that destroys itself!
I got the idea from your video a buddy is shooting the same setup. Going to sign up for the woods walk and big 5 match at the nationals this year in Friendship. Should be fun.
 
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@Pioneer flinter

I'm pretty sure Track of the Wolf is the only source for the Lee .480" six-cavity gang moulds, but I checked a little while ago, and they are currently in stock. You will need to get a set of Lee handles for them, and the handles are unfortunately out of stock, but I suppose you could "borrow" some handles from another Lee mould until the extras become available.

I think Lee only makes the .480" mould in the six-cavity version. I've never tried a gang mould like that, but based on @B P Maniac Shooter 's recommendation, I may just have to get one. I got a good deal on multiple boxes of Hornady swaged .480" balls a while back, so haven't needed to cast any of that size.

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Notchy Bob
You are correct. If you can find one these days...you can crank out 100's of round balls in no time using a 6 cavity mould. I've about worn mine out making over 10,000 round balls the past 4-5 years. For those of you that prefers those really tight .490's, Lees also makes them in 6 cavity:

Lee .490" round ball mold, six (6) cavity mold blocks, with cam-action sprue plate, for .50 caliber muzzleloading rifles, requires Lee handles - Track of the Wolf
 
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I got the idea from your video a buddy is shooting the same setup. Going to sign up for the woods walk and big 5 match at the nationals this year in Friendship. Should be fun.
Well...I may run into you over there. I'll be there the 1st weekend and maybe 1 day thru the week.
 
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