gun toting monkeyboy
08-29-2012, 9:34 PM
So I picked up a reproduction pistol bullet mold. It is for .31 caliber muzzleloaders, and comes with a round ball and conical bullet cavity. I cast about a hundred of the round balls tonight. I was actually hoping that they would come out as .31", but it looks like they are .32" in diameter. So that makes them 0 buck, instead of half way between #1 and 0. Oh well. I finally picked up some brass cases for my 16 gauge pinfire, so hopefully I will be able to cook up some buckshot loads with these. It should be interesting to see how well they pattern. And see how I can stack them in the shells. If I can get 3 of them to a layer, I should be able to do a total of 9 pellets. If I have to go with 2 per layer, I may only be able to load 8 pellets per shell. We shall see...