Non Lead Bullet for 50 Cal Hawkins

Smokey58

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Howdy All, what are the most effective non lead bullets on the market for a Hawkins or a Kentucky rifle. Forgive my ignorance, but I might be buying one or both and would like to hunt in california with it. Thanks, M
 
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Smokey58

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I actually shot one of those BMG beauties in Texas, a buddy owns one. I have also shot the Ma Deuce many times while in uniform :)
 
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Howdy All, what are the most effective non lead bullets on the market for a Hawkins or a Kentucky rifle. Forgive my ignorance, but I might be buying one or both and would like to hunt in california with it. Thanks, M
I went through this not long ago. I shoot a .50 Hawken and bought some non-lead balls to hunt with. I tried them out at the range and they were fine and not a lot different than the PRB. I got them from TomBob Outdoors http://tomboboutdoors.com/products/. Because they are not lead, you will need to use a thicker patch. I think they are about .485 in diameter. Do you know what the twist is on your rifle? If it’s a 1:48 you can also shoot a sabot, but if its a 1:60 or slower you will need to shoot a patched round ball.
 
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I would go with Thor. Email them and request a free sizing pack to get the exact bullet for your bore. These are a full-bore "X" bullet from Barnes are are a GREAT bullet.
 
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