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Buffalo bullets .50 cal, .385 grain, question answered Thanks

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by uckayak2_mn, Dec 1, 2006.

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  1. uckayak2_mn

    uckayak2_mn Member

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    How good of a round are the .50 caliber Buffalo bullets .385 grain rounds. I found some for sale and the price seems hard to believe. These are the pre lubricated type all lead round. Just wondering if anyone has used these and their performance for deer hunting. I was thinking of asking my buddy to go in on some if they are a good bullet.

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    Mike
     
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  2. Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave Member

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    The bullet is great, but does it shoot from your rifle?


    I have several rifles, one is an inline, and shoots sabots very well. I shoot anywhere from 200 to 250 grain .452 lead bullets out of it. It has a very fast twist.

    Several of my rifles are 1:48 twist, and one is a 1:56, and they shoot conicals, buffalo ballets, and round ball well, but don't like the sabots.

    My FAVORITE rifle is my flintlock with a 1:70 twist rate. It HATES anything but the patched round ball, but shoots those very very straight.

    So..., what's your twist rate on your barrel? If it's slower than a 1:56, then it probably won't shoot the buffalo ballets. Still you should try them to be sure.

    LD
     
  3. uckayak2_mn

    uckayak2_mn Member

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    Thanks LD, Case Closed:

    I posted this question on another forum and got the same answer. I would have been using them in an in line Knight Extreme. I think that I will still show them to my friend. He has several of the long barrel ,50's just in case he is interested. I guess I should have figured that at the price that they were being sold for. The demand is not real high right now.

    Mike
     
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