Hi Everybody just joined forum today. Already read a lot of helpful info. I'm new at hunting smooth bore flintlock. Just finished completing the gun (after a year). And have fired it a few times to be certain it didn't blow up. Now I need to ask a couple, maybe dumb, questions. First of all I've seen are references to a "tightly patched" round ball. Soo what the heck is that. I have so far fired a .600 ball and a .010 patch. It was snug but probably not "tight", over 70 gr 2F. Only shooting 20 yds or so initially, but shot to point of aim.. I don't know if larger ball or patch will make a difference. Will it get "stuck".Any recommendations? Thanks.