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PostSubject: Ball Roller   November 27th 2017, 8:51 pm

What do you guys think?

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PostSubject: Re: Ball Roller   November 28th 2017, 6:09 am

He's a competitive "smooth bore" shooter.  Those shooters are always striving for an edge. I believe the "hand cast" ball accuracy would be improved with a smooth bore rifle.  Hornady only makes round balls to .58 cal. These competitive guys with larger bores are all probably hand casting their own balls and always dealing with the sprue.  Logic tells me that shooting a perfectly shaped round ball would fly straighter. 

In my shooting of the .58 cal (rifled bore), which is nothing to brag about, I don't really see a difference on the target between Hornady perfectly shaped round balls vs. Track of the Wolf "Hand cast" balls with the sprue.  Of course, I'm not shooting in competition either.  I could be tempted to try it for giggles,  I do have a smooth bore.   Very Happy  Not a huge investment.

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PostSubject: Re: Ball Roller   November 28th 2017, 9:44 am

It may just be my eyes, but if you look at the top middle ball, check out the left side of it. Doesnt that look like a really roughed out sprue still visible?
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PostSubject: Re: Ball Roller   November 28th 2017, 10:19 am

For years we did the same thing using two 1/4 inch steel plates 16 inches in diameter and a same 1/4 inch thick ring sized 14 inches used as a  holder ring, a little smaller in diameter than the height of the balls your rolling. While sitting around visiting we would put 50-100 balls on the bottom plate and just roll the top plate around, in no time you had lead balls that were smooth with no spru casting bump.  

Then one day for the hell of it I throw a couple hand fulls of cast balls in my brass tumbler with no medium, after a half hour we checked our experiment and found we had balls like those done with the plates. 

When compared for accuracy they were close if not the same (that's with a rifle mounted in a Ransom Rest) not the shaky rests that most use.  They were equal to the swaged balls available today and this was 30 years ago. The simplest thing we have ever discovered by accident.

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PostSubject: Re: Ball Roller   December 8th 2017, 11:59 pm

cast up about 50 to 100 balls, put em in a medium weight leather bag, flop the bag back and forth gently while doing some other mindless task.... After a few days working on the lead balls you will not find any evidence of a sprew and the balls will appear to be swaged and peened nicely!!

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PostSubject: Re: Ball Roller   January 25th 2018, 6:09 pm

As I thought. BUSTED
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PostSubject: Re: Ball Roller   January 26th 2018, 12:51 pm

That sure answers that ? Mark.
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