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I have a Pedersoli Queen Anne. Barrel is clearly marked .50. I threw some .495 rd ball yesterday and miked the barrel. The barrel Mikes at .475! Now I’m no mathematician but……can anyone who owns a QA tell me what your using for round ball? I know most dont patch. Maybe I’m miking it wrong…..or am I missing something?
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Will the .495 fit down the pipe?
I havnt tried. It sits at the muzzle. Didn’t want to push it home if it was too tight and havnt been to the range. I am familiar with bp revolvers in which the ball is a bit larger than the chamber, it it the same with smoothbore pistols?
 

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If it won’t just fall down the barrel then NO don’t force it. It it will almost fit then a .490 will probably work for bare ball shooting. If you’re wanting to use a patch you’re going to have to go with a much smaller ball. In this video mike uses a .490
 

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If it won’t just fall down the barrel then NO don’t force it. It it will almost fit then a .490 will probably work for bare ball shooting. If you’re wanting to use a patch you’re going to have to go with a much smaller ball. In this video mike uses a .490
That’s what I’m thinking too. Thinking of getting a .480 mold and using a thin patch until I can find a .490 mold that’s not outrageously priced.
 

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That’s what I’m thinking too. Thinking of getting a .480 mold and using a thin patch until I can find a .490 mold that’s not outrageously priced.
These guys were recommended to me by a member here a while back. I ordered a mold from them and it was here in either 8 or 9 days from England. Make sure you measure and re-measure your bore before ordering. Very nice work. Not as cheap as a Lee but very competitive with a Lyman mold price. They make them any size you want. If your bore actually measures .475 a .490 or .480 won’t fit either.
 

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I shoot .490, in mine with hornets nest over the powder & and on top of the ball.
 

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I shoot .490, in mine with hornets nest over the powder & and on top of the ball.
Took it out today. All I had was a .451. Patched it with denim. Used 25 gr 3f. Hitting pop cans at about 15 feet. I’ll be looking for a .490 mold next. On a good note, no flash in the pan misfires, went bang each time.
 

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Took it out today. All I had was a .451. Patched it with denim. Used 25 gr 3f. Hitting pop cans at about 15 feet. I’ll be looking for a .490 mold next. On a good note, no flash in the pan misfires, went bang each time.
Considering it’s a smoothbore without sights that’s pretty good shooting. Might wanna just save your money and continue with the .451s and the patch. You’ll not shoot any better with a bigger ball unless it’ll just make ya feel better. Gets some buckshot instead for snakes and such.
 

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When I bought my QA in ‘91, Dixie’s catalogue said it had a brass barrel; I was pretty mad when the “brass” started coming off the first time I cleaned her. Never has been worth spot with ball, but she’s just what the doctor ordered for squirrels with some wasp nest and #7.
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When I bought my QA in ‘91, Dixie’s catalogue said it had a brass barrel; I was pretty mad when the “brass” started coming off the first time I cleaned her. Never has been worth spot with ball, but she’s just what the doctor ordered for squirrels with some wasp nest and #7.
Jay
Looks like I need to collect some nest this fall
 

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Took it out today. All I had was a .451. Patched it with denim. Used 25 gr 3f. Hitting pop cans at about 15 feet. I’ll be looking for a .490 mold next. On a good note, no flash in the pan misfires, went bang each time.
they all that are made by that Co, are great sparkers & shooters.
 

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Considering it’s a smoothbore without sights that’s pretty good shooting. Might wanna just save your money and continue with the .451s and the patch. You’ll not shoot any better with a bigger ball unless it’ll just make ya feel better. Gets some buckshot instead for snakes and such.
bigger balls always make me feel better.
 

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they all that are made by that Co, are great sparkers & shooters.
Have heard of some issues with Pedersoli flints. Also the touch hole on these Queen Anne’s have a rep for being too small and long. But mine seems to be doing fine, I just make sure to pick it before each shot and spit patch it each time.
 

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Typically, for patched, round ball you want to use a ball size 2-3 calibers smaller than the bore size. So, if your bore does in fact measure .475, the .451 ball should be in the right size range.

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