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.54 Cal projectiles availability

Post by PJM » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:34 am

Looked for projectiles for .54 TC white mountain carbine. Very little out there other than round ball and sabots which don't seem to perform that well in 1 in 48" barrel. Sign of the times everything appears to be for .50. I am saving some hornady plains bullets,TC maxi hunters and TC maxi-balls for hunting seasons but it is frustrating. Traditional firearms ammo in ,54 and .58 is definitely on the way out. Casting own bullets is an option but not sure it is worth the investment. Ordered some round ball with the proper sized patches to try again. I may have used the wrong patches previously.
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Post by BigAl52 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 am

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You might check some of the classifieds of the muzzleloader forums. Ive seen the Hornady Great plains bullets on there for sale quite often. Among other bullets.
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Post by Mistered » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 am

I am in the same position with .54 & .58 calibers as I have always preferred the Hornady Great Plains bullets and am down to four in .54 and a couple boxes in .58.

I have found some other conicals available online but hadn't really gotten serious about them - yet.
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Post by Vaquero » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:21 pm

I hear ya on the 54's, been hard to find for a while now.
I ended up buying a Lee mold a couple months back, I did try it one afternoon.
Made about a dozen, but I have yet to try them.
The mold says 380, but I believe mine came out a little heavier.
Probably be a while before I get around to trying them.

If you like I could send 'em to you to try.
I don't mind.

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Post by Mistered » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:49 pm

I ended up buying a Lee mold a couple months back,
Did you get the hollow base style?

If so I might take you up on your offer!
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Post by PJM » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:56 pm

Thanks so much for the offer. I did watch a video today on bullet casting. It looks like one can get set up for around $150 or so. I'm not sure I need another hobby at this time. I probably have enough of the types I like to hunt with for the hunting years I have left, if I don't use them on paper. I do have a .50 cal hawken which has a ball gun twist and shoots hornady conicals and round ball really well. I also have a .50 inline for sabots but I prefer shooting the traditional guns. Will try the sabots and rounball that are coming this week and see how they fly.

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Post by Vaquero » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 pm

Mistered wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:49 pm
I ended up buying a Lee mold a couple months back,
Did you get the hollow base style?

If so I might take you up on your offer!
Ed, I honestly don't remember, I don't think so.
I will check in the morning.

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Post by Vaquero » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:24 am

Hey Ed,
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