WANTED .58 Minie ball bullets

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  1. Nov 12, 2019 #1

    Capnball

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    Looking for a good supplier for .58 caliber minie and round balls for an 1861 musket. The last bullets I bought were kind of rough. I'd like to get ammo that's reasonbly uniform in shape and weight and delivered in good shape at s decent price. Any help would be awesome, thanks!
     
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    dave951

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    Here you go-

    http://www.lodgewood.com/Bullets_c_7.html

    For your musket to shoot accurately, you need to know the ACTUAL bore size and it's almost never what is stamped on the barrel or listed in the description.
     
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    Capnball

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    This is an original 1861 Bridesberg. I've already shot .58 minie from it but like I said, they were bought on line and the quality was questionable at best. At 75 yards my shots were all over the paper. Thanks for the link, I can measure what I have and see if they can help.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2019 #4

    Flint62Smoothie

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    Firstly, for BEST accuracy, you need to know what size you need, usually 0.002" below the bore size, at least by all those No-So Skirmishers and other accuracy BP aficionados I know, myself included. Take a look at those cast as offered by The Cast Bullet Shop, http://www.thecastbulletshop.com/muzzleloading-25.

    If you need bigger than he offers 'sized', he will sell you raw cast ones cheaper. If you need a different size he doesn't have that is smaller, buy the raw cast and get the push-thru sizer from Lodgewood. FWIW we get ragged hole groups @ 50-yds using his Minies.
     
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    Blackfingers

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    I have some Hornady RB's, .577. Let me know and I'll count them up. Randy
     
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    Blackfingers

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    Make that .570 round ball, and I have 145 of them in the boxes. Randy
     

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