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Author Topic: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR  (Read 3581 times)

Online goingoldskool

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.526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:08:32 PM »
Has anyone tried TOTW .526 lead RB  in a GPR?  I'm looking for some easy loading and decent accuracy.  I'm running .530 Hornady balls now and they are fairly tough to start with .010 patches lubed with Rob's Gato Feo recipe.  I need to start looking for a good hunting load  before it gets too hot and humid...  it's 93 today,  :(   so time is of an essence! !!!!  Lol :D

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Rodd

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Re: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 04:18:24 PM »
those swagged hornady balls might be larger than .530", i've seen it before with them.  i used a jeff tanner brass .526 mould along with .015" greased patch strips, worked just fine.  i sold that mould (stupid!) when i sold that GPR and now that i've converted a .50 GPR to .54 i ordered another tanner .526 mould last week.  if ya can wait a bit, when it arrives i'll make ya up some .526 balls, along with some .530 balls from a lee mould ... pure lead, of course.

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Re: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 05:58:20 PM »
That would be great,  Rob.
I'll gladly pay you for your time and trouble.

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Rodd

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Re: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 06:11:54 PM »
nah, thanx but no worries.  just gotta wait for jeff to build the mould and ship it from england.
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Re: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 01:19:46 PM »
i only shoot .530 DIA. rb;s in my 54 cal flit lock trade gun.

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Re: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 10:01:02 AM »
the size alone of one's balls aren't all that important (what'd i just say, huh?  8) ), what matters most is what appears to work best for mating a ball with a particular patch thickness, and lube, and barrel.  add in the powder granulation and charge, and even manufacturer.  the fun never stops.  :camp:
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Re: .526 balls for 54 cal GPR
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 01:19:38 PM »
I shoot Hornady .530" in my LGPR with a .015" red/white pillow ticking lubed with moose milk using short starter/factory under barrel rod, or if I want a tighter fit for using blue/white pillow ticking .018" same lube with my short starter/range rod.  If you want accuracy, stick with a tight fit PRB, it's not suppose to load easy.  Attached target is 4 PRB's using blue/white pillow ticking at 50 yards with 50gr of FFg.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 01:23:58 PM by Cottonwood »
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