As lead round balls go, these are okay. They are not swaged, as can be seen by the sprue area on one side.
ProsConsistent size, weight, roundness.
ConsSprue means a little manipulation for accuracy, e.g., getting the sprue in the same orientation in the breech at each shot.
Price. At $0.40 per round, these are quite pricey. It's possible to get 0.495" lead balls for as little as $0.10 per round, and swaged - no sprue - at that. Note, that because there is no sprue area the weight runs about 5 grains heavier, not a significant difference.
Best UsesHunting, at reasonably close range (depending smoothbore or rifle) 50 - 75 yds.
June 17, 2018
Excellent Replica! Great for Recreation and Plinking!
cheap shot for the range
July 22, 2017
For 100 balls for the price this ammo is inexpensive to plink or use for fun at the range.