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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 07:22 PM
Hunting Man
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Location: Oregon, Ohio
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Shooting a round ball requires the use of a patch, which comes in many thicknesses. I like TC pre-lubed patches in .010. TC rifles usually have a tight bore. The Lyman may shoot better with a .015-.018 patch? Wads refer to BP shot gunners where you separate the powder and shot with a wad. You should try a conical bullet also with no sabot or patch. Your Lyman is probably rifled in a slow twist for a patched round ball. It might shoot a conical ok, something like a Buffalo bullet or a TC maxi-hunter.
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