- Jan 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Socialist state of New Jersey
One of my hunting friends took a whitetail deer at 135 yards with his .45 calibre flintlock, with a .440 roundball. One shot dropped the deer. I had that deer in my sights when he pulled the trigger.. And most want a rifle and load that's at least effective from 100 to 150 yards. And that's where the round ball falls way short. Typical .50 caliber round ball "big game" loads are only marginally effective on deer-sized game at 60 to 70 yards.