Projectiles for Muzzleloaders
Three types of projectiles—the round ball, the bullet, and shot—are used in muzzleloaders. Most are melted and cast from pure lead.
- Round balls are used mainly for target practice but also can be used for hunting.
- Bullets are preferred for hunting because they are generally more accurate at certain ranges.
- Shot pellets are designed to spread, just as with today’s shotguns.