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Anyone Load This?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by LAH, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    The Lyman Postell 45 Rifle Bullet.

  2. Sharps Shooter

    Sharps Shooter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm experimenting with some very similar bullets from Montana Precision Swaging in my .45-110 Sharps. The bullets I'm trying look identical to the Lyman Postells except they have 5 lube grooves instead of 4. They weigh 525 grains. I can't tell you much about them yet, except their front ends are so big around for my rifle that I have to swab the black powder fouling out of my barrel after two shots in order to chamber another round.
  3. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    I cast these from a borrowed mould. Used bottom pour pot and the bullets weren't the most consistant weight wise. If I ever do it again I use a ladle. Any way I haven't tried them yet.
  4. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Good-looking bullets!

    I'd like to see somebody come out with a 405-450gr spitzer for .45-70, that doesn't intrude so far into the case and limit powder capacity, particulary for my blackpowder cartridge loads in the Ruger #1S and Remington Rolling Block.
  5. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    Thanks :)
  6. Sharps Shooter

    Sharps Shooter Well-Known Member

    Those two in the picture look real good. Which rifle(s) are you intending to try them in?
    I've always had better luck with a ladle rather a bottom pour pot. But that may be because a ladle is what I started with and I'm more practiced with it. However, I've only cast handgun bullets and some 30-caliber rifle bullets. I really didn't want to get into casting bullets for my Sharps, but it's starting to look like I might have to. The available commercially cast bullets I've tried so far just aren't working too well for me. From talking to other BPCR shooters, and from what I've read, I understand for best accuracy the front end of the bullet must be nearly "bore riding" in diameter. But it's ridiculous that with some of the commercially cast bullets I've tried, I have to swab out my barrel between every round.
  7. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    I'll be shooting these in a Repo. 74 Sharps. I'm packing for a move so haven't any of these handy to measure the nose.

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