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Blackpowder bullets

J_N_BuddyJ_N_Buddy Member Posts: 26 ✭✭
I have a question, I have a Lee .50 cal conical mold, I would like to know if I have to use a patch for this bullet and also can I use Lee liquid alox to lube the bullet. I am just getting started in Blackpowder and don't know much abnout blackpowder.

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  • J_N_BuddyJ_N_Buddy Member Posts: 26 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I am new at Blackpowder shooting, I am wanting to shoot cast bullets which are
    90471 Lee, 50 cal..500-354 grain
    90394 Lee 50 cal. 250 grain
    can any one tell me which one of these 2 bullets would shoot the best and what powder charge I would need to use, I am thinking about shooting Pyrodex and Tripple 7 nay info would greatly be apperciated.
  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,139 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No, you don't use a patch for a conical.
    I don't know the answer to the other question.
  • navc130navc130 Member Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Conical bullets do not use a patch. It should be a snug fit in the bore so it does not move off of the powder. Liquid alox would work but a thick lube that stays in the bullet grooves is generally used.
    You do not say if you are using a traditional style or an inline muzzle loader. Conical bullets are most accurate in a 1-in-28 inch twist rifle bore that most inline rifles have. They will work in a 1-in-48 inch twist (or slower) round ball rifle and give accepable hunting accuracy, usually. You need to get a book on blackpowder shooting (Lyman is good). Blackpowder is an explosive and it must be handled and used within very strict parameters. You cannot learn all you need to know by asking questions on the internet.
    You can probably get an owners manual from Traditions that will cover basic use and cleaning. After firing, be sure you clean the bore with the proper black powder solvent or plain water, or you will end up with a rusting bore.
  • J_N_BuddyJ_N_Buddy Member Posts: 26 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by J_N_Buddy
    I have a question, I have a Lee .50 cal conical mold, I would like to know if I have to use a patch for this bullet and also can I use Lee liquid alox to lube the bullet. I am just getting started in Blackpowder and don't know much abnout blackpowder.
    my gun is a Traditions Pursuit LT .50 cal I bought it used
  • allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,139 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    His rifle has the 1:28 twist.
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