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T3PRanch
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CHUCK

Wow T3PRanch that is just too cool for words! And if I know my friend Bob Vogel he probably has one in his collection… What do you think about the Minie ball design for use as slugs for airguns?

Well Chuck what I think is pretty much worthless  opinion IF it is not backed by real world data derived from testing which I have not done being as I don't have an Air Muzzle Loader.

Having said that I suspect that they might work fine  if the characteristics of barrel twist and velocity are similar to those by which the Minie ball was developed to shoot well.

Personally I would be more interested in a sabot carried round for a big bore that used a pistol bullet to attain a much higher velocity resulting in a much flatter trajectory and therefore better long range performance. To the best of my knowledge no one has yet made a sabot design that works well in an air powered gun.