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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:27 am

does anybody know how many grams lead muzzleloading Bullet 32 Caliber (315 Diameter) Round Ball weights 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:46 am

From memory its about 2oz? you'd have to get your converter out on this one thoe coz i dont know what they are in metric

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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:02 am

2oz is about 57grams,can it really weight so much :shock:
I need to finish my new gun fast :D
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:03 am

well jus some possibly helpful info:

a .68cal lead ball (fishing sinker) weighs 24grams


hope this helps a little.
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:07 am

Are you talking new made lead shot or a old school back in napolian's day?
The old school lead musket balls wernt actully balls they where more like todays bullets just solid lead.

If its a sinker type thing it shouldnt be over 25-30 grams?


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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:10 am

RDX, wrote:2oz is about 57grams,can it really weight so much :shock:
I need to finish my new gun fast :D


no way man, u mis-calculated something there.
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:24 am

I was woundering what the dickens he was on about?
Damn!!

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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:25 am

1 ounce = 28.3495231 gramsIs

so he was right....and bubba thought he was :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:29 am

the balls I mean are solid lead? and diameter is 0.315"

like those http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.e ... mid=786830
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:32 am

there is no way they are 2oz, if there .315 and .68 are 24grams(i measured myself!) there is no way they weigh more,

my guess is just a bit more than 12grams.
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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:36 am

chaos wrote:there is no way they are 2oz


I know that they dont weight 2oz :twisted:

If the lead bullet weights 12grams then i would get 280ft/s with 20inch long barrel ... is that good :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:52 am

Ok there musket BALL rounds. i got confused im sorry i thort you was taking about the muzzel loaded bullets witch look like bullets but are solid lead.
Those things arnt used in single shot aplacations in muskets they was used in a pakaging with 4 to 6 balls witch where used to break up ranks back in the day when they used to line up in pritty lines and take pot shots at each other. so the old musket was like a shot gun really dispersing large amouts of lead into the enemy.
The round ones you showed me a pick of should be about 10 to 15 grms

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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:31 pm

To calculate the volume of a sphere:

4/3 pi r<sup>3</sup>

And then you multiply that by the density (11.3 g/cm<sup>3</sup> for lead, IIRC)

Assuming I'm right about that 11.3 g/ml bit, they are 3 grams (~50 grains)
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Anyways, not all muzzle loading firearms are muskets, nor even longarms. 32 caliper is popular in cap-and-ball pistols and in rifles, IIRC.

...and the classical bullet shaped "minie ball" wasn't deployed very (as far as I know) much until about the crimean war (it was invented in 1840) - and it was to be fired from rifled bore. Napoleon died 20 years too early to use them.

And muskets very often did use single projectiles.
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:14 pm

sorry dude i was gestamating a time frame that the kiddys would understand not specificly that period.
and yes they did fire single projectiles just large calliber!

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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:22 pm

arent Minie Balls basically an old-school airgun pellet? i got a look at one and the back was all hollowed out, and the tip was very thick and solid. i dont see why you needed rifling to make the thing fly straight.
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