ribbonstone said:Think every rifle I have (and most handguns) gets tried out with RB loads. There will be a speed past which the ball will just scattr...not a lot of bearing area, long jump to rifling, and soft alloy are going to have a definate upper vel. limit. Mostly load them as in John's post; ball about flush and the lube filling the space between ball and case neck...seems to put the lube where it will do the most good.
.30cal seems a cut of fpoint. Can get ball smaller than that, but it seems to get progressivly harder to get a decent shooting load, and the smaller ball just doesn't have the accuracy range.
But they are useful loads to have with you on a hunt...are times when you may want to "pink" something, but not make a lot of noise doing it.