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I have it for 2 years.she like round ball on 100m.did someone tried minnie ball for this gun?
 

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What is the rate of twist? The .50 caliber is 1-48 I believe and the .54 is 1-66. So I really do not see them shooting minnie ball. Although the .54 might have a chance. Personally I would shoot the roundball and be happy with that. I cast minnie in .50 and .54 and have yet to find a rifle that shoot them (in my collection) satisfactory to hunting accuracy that I demand.
 

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cal.54.Davide Pedersolli.
round ball is ok but I trying fo find something better for large distance ;)
sorry for my bad english.I am from Croatia & there are few of us owners black powder arms
 

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.54 34 5/8 1-65 twist That would make it a roundball barrel.
Rifling may be too deep to properly seal a conical,that rate ot twist is slow to stableize a long conical
May work with a shorter conical around 300 gr may have to experement with & without over powder wads.
With a shorter conical may shoot good , bad or ugly or just maybe realy good.
with a short conical you would still need a heavier load , the faster the bullet is going the faster it will spin, the spin would be needed for stability.
I understand that you are looking for someone who has tried it , so far nothing.
Now that the rate of twist has been established someone who has tried something on a like or near like barrel may have some report to how it worked instead of just theory.
Your english is no problem,sometimes you need a little more detail, untill I saw Pedersoli I had no idea just what you had, one word can make a huge diference.
Add to your information location Croatia, it will appear on all of your post.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Its a pleasure to have you here. As for your rifle... because of the twist, they just do not shoot conical bullets well, in my experience with them. I have several roundball rifles and they have similar twists. I purchased them because they were roundball rifles.

Never under estimate the killing power of a .54 caliber roundball. They will drop large game animals a lot better then you might think. Also with the slower twist you have, you can push the ball a little harder and it will not skip the rifling. So even with a heavy powder charge for the larger game animals, it will be accurate and be an excellent hunting weapon.
 

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If you have any of them REAL conical bullets left, and want to try them again, don't push them hard. 60 grains of powder is plenty and they will sometimes behave better.

I would load a .530 ball with a .018 patch and a good lube.
 
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