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?
(CVA Optima, black with synthetic stock thumbhole from WallyMart)