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Best Ball for Pietta Remington New Model Pocket Revolver???

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by swathdiver, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. swathdiver

    swathdiver Well-Known Member

    What do you fellas use in these little fellers?
  2. faustopph

    faustopph Well-Known Member

    The chambers on mine are right at .315. So. I use balls that are .319 or .323. can't remember for certain.
  3. kBob

    kBob Well-Known Member

    Single aught buck shot. I am loading the cylinder off the gun to prevent damage to the loading lever and such. I plan to try to cast some bullits with a cheap brass round ball/ conical (one of each) mold once I decide how to protect my hands.

    I have some suspect fishing sinkers I plan to melt in a yard sale pan over the otherwise retired gas grill so as to damage nothing valuable if there is zinc or aluminium contamination.

  4. swathdiver

    swathdiver Well-Known Member

    Are the land and groove measurements from DGW accurate? They list them at .310 and .326 respectively. That would leave a lot of daylight around a .315 ball.

    How does yours shoot accuracy wise?
  5. gunner69

    gunner69 Well-Known Member

    If you want the very best get some of the swagged Hornady's. Lee has a mold that can make both a conacol(sp?) and ball, at a reasonable price too.
  6. swathdiver

    swathdiver Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a Lee Conical mold for a .31 Cap & Ball. Did they make one previously? I know Pedersoli makes a reproduction mold with a ball and conical, good for plinking and mostly for show.

    Hornady only offers a .315 round ball and if the Pietta's chambers are .315, well then that's not going to work. Several shops offer .319-.323 round balls, hence my question.
  7. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    Hornady swagged 0 buckshot runs .320-.323 and is 97% pure lead.

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