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Big 'ol Balls !

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    These are my largest roundballs yet- well, the mould at least !


    Got this brand new mould on a trade today, and I can't wait to get some of these in a 12 gauge !

    At 286 grains of pure lead, two of these would be just under 1 and 1/4 oz- friggin perfect !

    1 of these plus 6 #1 buck would be just over 1 and 1/8 oz- a higher velocity version of the centurion !

    3 of these would be too heavy even for blue dot in a 3" magnum, but 2 of them plus 3 #1 buck would be 734gr- almost on the money for 1 and 5/8 oz 3" magnums !

    They will also fit like a glove in a 20 ga.... ahh, the possibilities !

    I've been waiting on these for some time now, I cant wait to hit the furnace tomorrow and get rollin !

    Anyone else have any idea what I could use these for ?

    I'm friggin stoked


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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sling shot ammo after you bulge all your shotgun barrels??

  3. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    And why would this bulge a shottie bbl, out of curiosity ?

    My slugs are considerably larger in size....... As are the centurion 6 and 1's.

    Hope you aren't going back to the land of Cranky rc again- hope everything is going well in your corner of terra firma.
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  4. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    And here they be.

    Before tumbling, anyway.

    Most of them came out to between 284 and 285 gr- Close enough for gubment work !

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  5. GT1

    GT1 New Member

    Grape shot, those are frightening.
  6. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    This would be all sorts of fun in a punt gun.......
  7. jmorris

    jmorris Active Member

    Here is a video of my big old ball shooter, shooting two 16# and one 14# bowling balls.

  8. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    Oh, that looks like all kinds of fun !
  9. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Active Member

    My largest round balls were .69 cal. I never tried shooting one out of a shotgun but I shot lots of 16ga wads with shot out of the muzzle loader.

    At 200ft the spread would cover a 1 acre pond. Good for Starlings.
  10. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    You know Jmorris- I've watched that video over and over again.

    Ibetcha could get some unreal power behind that with the right wad :D

    Heck, even a wet dishtowel would prolly act just like a paper patched roundball.

    Please let me know when you get the rifled one built :D I'd love to work on some custom airslugs for ya :D
  11. jmorris

    jmorris Active Member

    I have a 2 gallon bucket that fits about perfect in the"barrel" thought about filling it full of golf balls but a few bowling balls are faster to find and figured it would be too dangerous to shoot them at a target where they might come back.

    We tried a gallon jug of water wrapped in a towel but it just blew up the jug.

    We did shoot it at an old roll over car down at the farm, has quite a bit of energy.


    One of these is on my bucket list of builds and be a perfect use for your balls.

  12. WoodchuckAssassin

    WoodchuckAssassin New Member

    HAHA! Who says idle hands are the devil's playground? I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon. On a similar note, I have a pond FILLED with honking rats (aka - geese), so I might require your services :D
  13. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    OH SNAP !

    I wanna hunt deer with that........

    Now, 10.5 #'s of .575 balls would be even more shot.... But that would be a really neat way to clean out a field, or a herd,,,,,,,,,,,
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  14. kingmt

    kingmt New Member

    Will I was proud of my new air rifle being a .22 at 950fps. lol
  15. bds

    bds Active Member

    I almost fell over in my chair laughing ... :D

    Can you say "Knock Down" power? :eek: of a herd of deer? :D:D:D

    Hmmmm ... I guess you could mount it on an ATV and ... BANG! Down several deer. :evil:
  16. jmorris

    jmorris Active Member

    Be too hard to hunt with, we have tried bowling with it though.



    Best thing about it is that it's cheaper to shoot than .22's and seems to be more fun for a little bit.
  17. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    First loads with 'em- ina test shell mind you, but thats how testing starts.

    This is also the first shell i've pressed in my newly working Texan progressive 12ga Reloader.

    *nods @ bds*

    More of a proof of concept, really.

    For those who care, thats an SP12 wad.

    *looks closer*

    Wow, that looks really savage, I guess I could have cut it a little prettier.... and my buffer isn't exactly AAA either.

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  18. bds

    bds Active Member

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  19. blarby

    blarby Active Member

    Amen on that, it sure does.

    I soaked the 12 ga loader in a can of wd40 for two days before I even touched it- it was locked up TIGHTtightTIGHT.

    Runs like a charm now. Just need two things : a MEC sizemaster for the hull prep, and the bushings.... which I should have in about two weeks.

  20. JSmith

    JSmith New Member

    Wow. Compressed air? I've seen similar things on "punkin chuckin" contests. Have you ever stuffed a pumpkin in it?

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