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Absolutely relevant. I make and sell the Barnstormer. 130 gr, hollow base, .452 bullet for light .45 loads with 45cs brass. Same principle applies. Low pressure seals the hollow base in the rifling to prevent blowby. Less fouling and more speed with light loads. 

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 Probably the only x-rays of a Minie Ball injury.  I don't recall the story, but most likely involved an accident with a Civil War era weapon.  Makes you understand why back in the old days, the only cure was amputation.

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So a 12 ga slug is dangerous and so was a minie ball. Who knew? :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Pulp, SASS#28319 said:

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 Probably the only x-rays of a Minie Ball injury.  I don't recall the story, but most likely involved an accident with a Civil War era weapon.  Makes you understand why back in the old days, the only cure was amputation.

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There was a thread about this sometime in the past six months or so.  If I remember correctly it was a hunting accident.   I  don't recall the details. 

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Well Tarnation! Bullets are dangerous! I learn something every day!

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I wonder if the Minie balls they were shooting were hard cast or pure lead?

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More new fangled technology .  Whats wrong with the plain old round ball. I have killed everything from rabbit to bear.  Never catch on...……..     GW

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22 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

So a 12 ga slug is dangerous and so was a minie ball. Who knew? :rolleyes:

And, I hope they own all the property out to the white silo; cause so is shooting without a back stop.......;)

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Did they fuse that arm straight? That’s what it looks like.

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On 3/19/2019 at 3:30 PM, G W Wade said:

More new fangled technology .  Whats wrong with the plain old round ball. I have killed everything from rabbit to bear.  Never catch on...……..     GW

;)

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What next?  A new gun powder     GW

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All powder is new. After it’s used it is not worth anything.

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On 3/19/2019 at 11:09 AM, Tascosa, SASS# 24838 said:

Well Tarnation! Bullets are dangerous! I learn something every day!

 

Only if you get in front of them.

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