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cordercorral
October 19, 2011, 09:06 PM
When I lookup loading data for my loads, often I only get FMJ or plated. Can I use that data for cast?

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bds
October 19, 2011, 10:09 PM
I always try to use lead load data for cast bullets. For Winchester, Hodgdon, Alliant powders, I could usually find the lead load data for common semi-auto pistol calibers. I will also cross reference Lyman #49 as it has lead load data for every caliber.

Winchester/Hodgdon/IMR online load data - http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

Winchester/Hodgdon/IMR 2011 basic reloading manual pdf - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=hodgdon%20load%20data&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDcQjBAwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hodgdon.com%2FPDF%2FHodgdon%2520Basic%2520Manual.pdf&ei=lIGfTv6FG5OPigLNgpVh&usg=AFQjCNFr9zPyPyoeyFeUmNNlHSFarB7JgA&cad=rja

Alliant online load data - http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeList.aspx?gtypeid=1

Alliant 2011 reloaders guide pdf - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=alliant%20load%20data&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CD0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fglarp.atk.com%2F2011%2F2011_Catalogs%2FAlliantPowderCatalog.pdf&ei=H4KfTv2KL8qeiQKO8M0x&usg=AFQjCNE3_GMPl-CntZ4P1T6i3A6KkGIhiA&cad=rja

Alliant 2004 reloaders guide pdf (has many lead load data) - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=2004%20alliant%20load%20data&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fglarp.atk.com%2F2004%2F2004Catalogs%2F2004AlliantPowderSM.pdf&ei=U4KfTvTXCfTKiQK49px6&usg=AFQjCNHnWLp5LTU0YIrdLKjtAjtiKft_jg&cad=rja

bds
October 19, 2011, 10:26 PM
2009 Hodgdon/Winchester/IMR Basic Reloading Guide pdf - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=2009%20hodgdon%20load%20data&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hodgdon.com%2FPDF%2FHodgdon%2520Basic%2520Manual.pdf&ei=SIOfTqrVG6eGiQLc99lO&usg=AFQjCNFr9zPyPyoeyFeUmNNlHSFarB7JgA&cad=rja

cordercorral
October 20, 2011, 07:28 PM
I guess the answer to my question is NO!

rcmodel
October 20, 2011, 07:48 PM
Yes, No.

You use cast lead bullet data for cast lead bullets.
You use swaged lead bullet data for swaged lead bullets.

I want to know where you are finding all that plated bullet data anyway?

rc

16in50calNavalRifle
November 12, 2011, 06:50 PM
Apologies if I haven't done my homework here - but I've searched and searched and cannot find any info - but swaged is a different process that produces generally softer lead bullets, correct?

Is there any advantage to swaged - why would one use those instead of cast?

As to reloading data, again maybe I missed something but I cannot find swaged lead bullet data (at least for Hodgon, Western, or Accurate). There's not even a mention of swaged in that data as far as I could see.

Was considering getting some samples of swaged from Precision Delta along with my large FMJ order, but of course I need to know how I'd load them ......

res45
November 12, 2011, 07:32 PM
Got this off the Midway USA site a couple years ago it's data Rainier used to have on there web site for plated bullets. Not sure how long this file will be available on the download site,I uploaded the PDF file from my computer so it's safe.

http://www.filedropper.com/raniermwdata

rcmodel
November 12, 2011, 07:40 PM
but of course I need to know how I'd load them ...... What you really need to buy is a good reloading manual or two.

Both Speer & Hornady have swaged bullet data for the calibers they make bullets for.
Mainly .38 & .44.

Lyman #49 has lead bullet data for everything they make bullet molds for.
Which is about everything.

rc

res45
November 12, 2011, 10:38 PM
The Lyman Cast Bullet Manual 4th Edition is strictly cast bullet data and covers Lyman as well as some selected Lee and RCBS cast bullets it cover both rifle and pistol.

16in50calNavalRifle
November 12, 2011, 11:13 PM
I have the Lyman #49, Lee 2nd, and some other materials - but I think I'll focus on reducing the leading from my first MBC loads and leave exotic issues like swaged bullets for later.

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