Ordnance spec round 220-grain .525 pre-patched bullets backed by 75 grains of GOEX FFFg blackpowder, and I also tried out some period-style 425-grain .54 Minies
cast from a Lyman mold, to see just how well they'd work.
The standard .58-caliber cartridge was based around a 3-groove Minie
bullet, weighing 500 grains, propelled by 60 or 65 grains of musket powder, producing a velocity of 950 fps.
Just about everyone into gun and/or Civil War lore is familiar with the hollow-based bullet designed by Capitaine Claude Etienne Minie
that revolutionized warfare, but prior to his development there were other Frenchmen who also came along with some clever ideas.
For rifles, I currently cast 6.5mm on the small side, up to .58 caliber Minie
balls for a replica Civil War rifle musket.
Newcomer Christophe Minie
plays Johnny, the adolescent leader of a ragtag band of soldiers sent on a mission to an unnamed African city.
It wasn't until the mid-19th century and the development of the Minie
projectile that riflery became a universal realization.
Oddly, both the musket and rifle were of a rifled 58 caliber utilizing the then new "Minie
During its tenure as a muzzleloader it fired three types of bullets--the first a top-shaped projectile, the second a compression bullet and the third a Minie
Car maker BMW has given the Mini its most radical overhaul, creating the electric MiniE
Using a metal detector, I've found Minie
bullets, slugs and musket balls, but never anything like this.