FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Muzzleloader FAQWhat size round ball for 50 cal muzzleloader?
Clifton Cox asked 2 months ago
What size round ball for 50 cal muzzleloader?

4 Answers
Olson Staff answered 2 months ago

It depends on the make and model of a muzzleloader. For example, a .50 caliber Thompson Center muzzleloader would require a round ball that is .490-.495 inches in diameter, while a .54 caliber CVA muzzleloader would require a round ball that is .525 inches in diameter.

What size round ball for 50 cal muzzleloader?

Cruz Staff answered 2 months ago

There isn’t a definitive answer to this question since there are so many different factors that can affect the size of the round ball that is best for a 50 cal muzzleloader. Some factors you’ll want to consider include the weight and type of powder used, the barrel length, and the intended use for the muzzleloader. That said, a good general rule of thumb is to use a round ball that is about .490″ in diameter.

Jordan Staff answered 2 months ago

Several different factors will determine the size of the round ball you need for your 50-cal muzzleloader. The most important factor is the diameter of your barrel. Other factors to consider include the weight and composition of your projectile, as well as the type of powder you are using.

I would recommend consulting with a local gunsmith or firearms expert to get the most accurate advice for your specific firearm.

What size round ball for 50 cal muzzleloader?

Antony Staff answered 2 months ago

A .50 caliber muzzleloader typically fires a ball that is about .490 inches in diameter.

What size round ball for 50 cal muzzleloader?