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Big 'ol Balls !

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

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  1. blarby

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

    .575

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

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  3. blarby

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    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

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    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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    Grape shot, those are frightening.
     
  6. blarby

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    This would be all sorts of fun in a punt gun.......
     
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    Here is a video of my big old ball shooter, shooting two 16# and one 14# bowling balls.

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    Oh, that looks like all kinds of fun !
     
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    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

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    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
     
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    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.

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

    http://www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm
     
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    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
     
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    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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    Will I was proud of my new air rifle being a .22 at 950fps. lol
     
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    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:
     
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    Be too hard to hunt with, we have tried bowling with it though.

    Videos

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

    :D
     
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    Wow. Compressed air? I've seen similar things on "punkin chuckin" contests. Have you ever stuffed a pumpkin in it?
     
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    Hard to argue with results like that.......
     

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    Wow, I was just fixing to ask how they shoot. At what distance was the target?



    Sorry about the thread jack.
     
  23. blarby

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    totally OK.

    That was at 20 yards- Not exactly sniperrific, but this is promising at least.

    More to come.
     
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    Thats not bad for 20 yards but I see room for 3 in there with a cardboard wad.
     
  25. blarby

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    Its not a size thing , its a weight thing.
     
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