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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.
Projectiles for a muzzleloader
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