Patched roundball

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by center12, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. center12

    center12 Active Member

    Plan on chasing deer this season with my new ML, Cabela's Hawkens, and am planning on using PRB as ammo. Anyone ever had any issue with them as a deer killer? Guns a .54 that likes 90gr. of 2f Goex. I shot a few with an Encore and XTP's a few years ago(it did well), but decided to go with a sidelock instead so am wondering about a PRB. Thanks
  2. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

    Charlie I don't know a lot about a 54. riflie cause I never owned that cal.But I've been hunting with the 45.and since 1968.The strightest shooting rifile of any type I have ever had was a CVA Kentucky rifile in 45 cal.with a rifiling twist of 1-66.Now that twist ain't worth a dang with mini balls or any type of pointed bullet but is great for round balls.The 2 I've had would hit a dime at 50 yds.and hit coke cans at 200 yds.I have shot 5 shot 5 balls into the same bullet hole at 50 yds many times and I even won money on a bet by hitting a strand of barbwire at 50 yds.A round ball can and will kill I know cause I've have killed many many deer with them but you have to place your shots because a rb doesn't have the knock down power a heavy conical bullet does.