Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: North Idaho/ North Oregon
Lead balls-iron balls
I have acquired solid cast iron 2" diameter balls from a local vendor, I have fired my 2/3 replica 6lbr, with a 2.25" smoothbore, (measured with digital caliper), with blank loads and golf balls, and a "Grape Shot Load" 4 oz of swiss cannon powder, ( a whole lot of fun). But I would like to fire these solid "cannon balls", since I am at best a novice can you fine people recommend how I should load these projectiles? Do I patch the ball? What is the best way to ensure the ball is centered in the bore?