Bullets and Musket Balls

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Bullets and Musket Balls

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Phil

Some very good links on your post, it'll certainly help a lot of people especially the newbies. I'm sure the pic of the belted musket ball was one I posted somewhere back last year.

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Excellent links and not just for beginners :g50: :g62:

Talking of ammo, I found my 146th lead ball the other day.... :g41:
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Thanks lads, thats probably where I got the link from Groggy ta :g50:

Marc, you've found about 140 more than I have! you've got to be the UKDN Musket ball King :D
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you've got to be the UKDN Musket ball King
Me!.. :oops: .....nah, many people have found more than that.......but I still get a buzz when I find another.......I have a new field that has more to come I'm sure.... :g41:
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Got any chewed looking ones like this? :lol:

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Not as bad, but I havent really been that hungry mate :g42:
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:lol:
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I dug over 250 fired Enfield bullets in one afternoon..1853 type.

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Ever find out what had taken place there Dean?
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Ever find out what had taken place there Dean?
Yeh, the bloke had a swollen trigger finger!Image
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Marc, hunting for wabbit in 1853 was no laughing matter, especially with an Enfield rifle :N
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It was the back stop for an 1850s rifle range..going to go back and dig up some more..Hope to get over a 1000 next time I go out.

They all came out of an area 7 feet by 7 feet...too many targets for the machine..so I would dig a bit...then run handfulls of dirt infront of the coil...sometimes I would pull 5 bullets out of a single handful of mud.

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Were they the smooth bore or the new rifled ones Dean and what do you do with them all?

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If all were within a 7x7 foot area, they were pretty good at shooting.......the only thing is, how many were firing there and at what distance?......
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