Turning a V8 into a V6?

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Soooo it’s been a while since Iv posted but I think I’m getting back into shooting more again and I’m at the same dilemma I was at a couple years ago ha. So I have a nice light NWT gun made by Curly, it was one of his early guns had a Lott lock and the barrel is pretty simple! Love this gun but I’m tired of running .69 round balls through it, I talked to Mr. Hoyt and I know I can get a sleeve put in it but I know he is busy and don’t want to have to wait the wait hahah. He is a great guy by the way and does great work! So my question is has anyone had much luck running something as small as .58 Round balls through their .72? Iv tried a couple times but didn’t have the time to really sit down and do it. So has anyone had any success doing this?? I know it was probably talked about before but I wasn’t able to find it so I do apologize! Thanks for any information

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I have a 62 fowler, I shoot 575 balls out of it in a paper cartridge. I chose to use a French style paper cartridge. When I am finished making them I lube the ball end with Lehigh Valley Lube, of which I am down to my last. I have gotten 15 shots before getting resistance to loading, and I can hold a 4 to 5 inch group @ 50 yds. off the bench.
 

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I saw somewhere a guy was getting good results from a 12 gage with a patched .570 in a plastic shot cup. That combination should take up all of the windage between the ball and bore. The inline folks shoot very undersized bullets in plastic sabots. I also think Bud's paper cartridge method might work with heavier paper or more wraps.
 
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Now there is an idea with the plastic shot cup. Iv used them before but in a rifled barrel and wow what a mess of plastic in my groves haha trying to get my 45 caliber to be a .410 hahah but I bet the plastic shot cups would be fine in my smoothie. I’m still kicking around the idea of getting a sleeve in it I really like the idea of that but was wanting to see my options first. Thank you guys for the reply’s so far!
 
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