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#331903 - 07/24/13 12:14 PM 8 and 4 bore round balls
12boreman Offline
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Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 83
Loc: Utah
Hello,

Does anyone out there have any 4 bore and 8 bore lead round balls for sale? I don't have time to get a mold and cast my own. I am mainly looking for 4 bore. I have a Belgian single barrel 4 bore I am dying to shoot. Also looking for a good shot load for the same gun. 9 drams 3 1/2 oz. shot? Thanks for your help.
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#331911 - 07/24/13 01:31 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: 12boreman]
Mike Rowe Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 136
Loc: Arkansas.
You might try Bob Hayley in Texas. Depending on the bore diameter of your gun, he may have a mould there.

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#331933 - 07/24/13 04:52 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: 12boreman]
David Williamson Offline
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Registered: 02/04/06
Posts: 3471
Loc: Eastern Pa
12boreman, it is as Mike stated, do you know the bore size? I am helping a friend who owns quite a few 4 bores and all of his seem to be around .930-.935. He does have a Scott that has larger bores and they seem to be about .950-.960 (haven't pinpointed it as of yet)
Back at this time of the 4 bore, every maker seemed to use what he thought was good.

My friend contacted the Birmingham Proof House and they said 1.050, but from my research that is for muzzle loading guns, not breech openers.
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#331940 - 07/24/13 05:46 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: 12boreman]
Der Ami Offline
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Registered: 07/04/12
Posts: 3382
Loc: East Alabama
12boreman,
I can't help with 4 bore, but have some 8 bore conical bullets and a mold. Let me know if you are interested. Postage would be pretty high, even in"if it fits, it ships" USPS boxes.
Mike

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#331942 - 07/24/13 06:00 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: Mike Rowe]
12boreman Offline
Sidelock

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 83
Loc: Utah
Thanks for the link Mike!
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#331943 - 07/24/13 06:19 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: David Williamson]
12boreman Offline
Sidelock

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 83
Loc: Utah
I will get the exact bore size. The gun is a smooth bore and the wall thickness is huge. I will only shoot a reduced ball load. Probably 8 or 9 drams. I am hoping someone has some lead balls just lying around collecting dust! Thanks JDW!
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#332453 - 07/28/13 12:14 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: 12boreman]
Krakow Kid Offline
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Registered: 01/02/02
Posts: 1733
Loc: Indian Orchard Massachusetts
October Country might carry some. They made 8 and 4 bore muzzleloaders for a time, they might still.

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#333577 - 08/05/13 05:52 PM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: Krakow Kid]
12boreman Offline
Sidelock

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 83
Loc: Utah
thanks for the info. Will contact October country. I am getting desperate at this point.
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#333625 - 08/06/13 08:58 AM Re: 8 and 4 bore round balls [Re: 12boreman]
PM Offline
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Registered: 02/29/04
Posts: 618
Loc: California
Did you get your bore size? I don't have a roundball mold but I have a 4 bore conical for ball guns.

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