Reply To: Why is it that round lead ball ammo generally performs poorly in AGs?
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Round ball work great in airgun that have the right barrel. Faster than 1:20 twist they do not seem to work in as well and choked barrel is probably not a good choice. However, in slug shooting guns round ball shoots more accurately than a lot of bullets people shoot out of their airguns.
There is also two ways to make round ball. One is to cast it and the other is to swage it. Cast are not nearly as good nor nearly as accurate because they have a flat spot from cutting the sprue. Swaged round ball are much better and have no flat spot so they are perfectly round. Hornady and Speer make the best round ball which is swaged and good, cheap plinking ammo.
Slower twist rates work best with round ball. In my Texan we get about 2-2.5″ inch groups at 100 yards with round ball on a good day. We have bullets that do better but that is not bad for a simple round ball. I make another round that is 168 grains (round ball is 143) that has better ballistics and a better shape for hunting which is more accurate and works great in Texan and Sam Yang 909 or Evanix 45’s.