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Old 03-29-2011, 01:49 PM
JerkyPlinker JerkyPlinker is offline
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Default lead ball?

I read in a book that it is OK to shoot a lead ball in 1-in-28 rifled barrel. (The book also says lead balls are better in the longer guns with slow rifling). I was just wondering if it makes the bore really hard to clean? I would think it leaves more lead in the rifling when the rifling is faster. Is it really a big deal to clean? All I have for solvent is the presaturated T/C cleaning patches. Do I need another type of solvent with wetter patches?

I have some Hornady sabots but only two boxes and I want to save most of them for hunting. Plus the lighter powder loads of a ball might make shooting less painful, for my shoulder and my wallet. Any thoughts?

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