badger barrels

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  1. Oct 18, 2015 #1

    fleener

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    Has anyone ever owned a round ball barrel made by badger?

    I have always wanted one and almost had one in .54 cal. But the guy died before he shipped it to me.

    If you have one does it shoot great?

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    Richard Brinkman

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    I didn't know that Badger made round ball barrels if you are asking about Ernie Stallman I didn't know the he had passed.

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    Badger did make round ball barrels. Not very many and not many people knew about it.

    No, it was not Ernie that passed. Another guy in CO that I knew. He has one that he had not used and was going to ship it too me. But unfortunately he passed before he got it shipped.

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  4. Apr 11, 2016 #4

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    Saw a couple of traditional muzzleloaders on GB a couple of days ago that had Badger Barrel's. Both guns were owned by the same person.

    Both were caplock, halfstock plains rifle types. Both were in .45

    One had a slow twist for RB. The other had an extremely fast twist for conicals. The fast twist gun was described as a long range shooter.

    There were no bids on either guns and no reserves either. Starting bids for both were around $450 if I remember right.

    I remember that both were described as having Badger Barrel's. That was the first time I ever heard of Badger before!

    If I didn't have my heart set on getting me a first flinter, I would have grabbed up either one of those muzazleloader's. Both looked to be in excellent shape.

    Respectfully, Cowboy :hatsoff:
     
  5. Apr 11, 2016 #5

    Don Steele

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    Badger barrels are some of the best.
    My 45/70 Black powder cartridge rifle has a Badger barrel that will waaayyyyy outshoot me, and my old eyes even with the excellent target sights.
    I'd have to believe that 1 in 15 twist will want some kind of conical or possibly even a sabot bullet to really shoot well, but that's just a guess on my part since I have no experience with a muzzleloader with a twist rate that fast. My Badger barreled 45/70 is in that same range and shoots best with 45 caliber bullets over 500 gns. (read...very long)
     

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