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If you want accuracy ditch the .69 balls and go with .715 or .730 balls with a patch. I can keep almost all my shots in a 8" paper plate at 50 yards. You also have to have the same mounting point every time so practicing mounting the musket the same is the key to accurate shooting. My 2 cents for what it's worth.
 

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If you want accuracy ditch the .69 balls and go with .715 or .730 balls with a patch. I can keep almost all my shots in a 8" paper plate at 50 yards. You also have to have the same mounting point every time so practicing mounting the musket the same is the key to accurate shooting. My 2 cents for what it's worth.
I have a Pedersoli Bess, and after alot of load testing, I get the same 4" groups at 50 yds with .690" rb in paper cartridges as I do with .715" rb with a .015" patch. Powder charge is 120 grns of Goex 2f.
 

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