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    round ball/patch for 1853 Enfield

    I was at the range with my Enfield and another shooter was telling me about the good results he gets with round ball and patch in his Springfield. He gave me a ball, sized .570 along with a .10 patch which he said is what he uses in his Springfield

    The ball was so tight at the barrel crown I did not want to force it down.

    I'd like to give it a try, has anyone tried a round ball in their Enfield and what size ball/patch combo do you use?

    Thx!

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    Try a Lee .562 round ball mold
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    Tackdriver - I sure hope you meant a 0.010" patch, and not a 0.100" patch!

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    oops

    Hey, what's a silly 0 amongst friends! (stupid metric system...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Lou Lou View Post
    Try a Lee .562 round ball mold
    Thanks Lou x 3. Any patch size recomendation with it? Looks like I need to buy that mold. No one has a .562 balls for sale that I can find.
    Dang, and I JUST completed an order with Midway too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Lou Lou View Post
    Trial and error
    i shoot them, naked. The ball, not me
    Yikes! (shudder)

    No patch and they're fairly accurate? When I get the mold I'll start with the .O15s. That will get me close to the 58cal. thx

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    Tackdriver - I'm quite sure Lou isn't talking about shooting an unlatched round ball out of a rifled barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Holland View Post
    Tackdriver - I'm quite sure Lou isn't talking about shooting an unlatched round ball out of a rifled barrel.
    Oh. Since my inquiry was about an Enfield, I just assumed.... Sorry, I cant get that pic of him naked outta my head...

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