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    Toot it might behoove you to spend some time on the "Smoothbore Theory" thread. Rightly John focused on the safety issue so you don't accidentally blow your hand off. What many of us do is rough the balls up between a couple of files or rasps. This raises the surface of the ball ideally to the point where the ball maintains contact with the inside surface of the barrel (and doesn't roll back out), but not enough to make loading difficult. Assuming the sprue is also removed (no sprue on a Lee mold ball), these balls are free too turn as they wish as the travel down the barrel, and (in my opinion) this turning action gives the ball increased accuracy as it travels through the air. Many favor Alox as a bare ball lube but I refer a glob of Crisco or Lens lube.

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    Bare balling.

    John Holland, thank you for that word of advice. so as I understand it, no need to wet the ball by putting it in your mouth to wet it before hand, just a tight fit? again thanks to all for your help.

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    Bare balling

    eggman, I certainly will do as you say. this is a history / safety lesson all in one. you guys, all of you are just the best. you share your knowledge Freely with any pilgrim that comes along, and asks for help. will let you know when I get all of my ducks in a row. TOOT.

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    the smooth bore theory

    eggman, just where is THE SMOOTH BORE THEORY, found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot View Post
    eggman, just where is THE SMOOTH BORE THEORY, found?
    Make sure you're logged in. Then in the upper right corner of the screen you see "Advanced Search." Type Smoothbore Theory in there. It will be the fourth or so item you see on the list when you click on the little magnifying glass..

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    My computer skills are not the best, but hopefully, this link will get you there.

    https://www.n-ssa.net/vbforum/showthread.php/5645-Smoothbore-Theory?highlight=smoothbore+theory

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    Smooth bore theory

    Eggman, thanks, TOOT.

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    Smooth bore -theory

    Hal, thank you the site you posted took me rite too it. thank you guys. what a great bunch for sharing your knowledge with others. that is what makes this site so great! TOOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot View Post
    Eggman, thanks, TOOT.
    You're welcome Toot. This site is encyclopedic. Just about anything to do with Civil War arms and most pre Civil War is in there using the search.

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    Smooth bore theory

    Eggman, ROGER THAT. I have it saved in my favorites. it is the UBER STICKIE! TOOT.

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