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Cast bullets in CZ 82

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JLCook, Sep 8, 2009.

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  1. JLCook

    JLCook Member

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    I am all set up to load for 9x18. I plan on using cast bullets from Missouri bullet Co. Does anyone have anyone have any experience in shooting cast bullets through the CZ 82 ( polygonal rifling) ? I have read all sorts of post going both ways on this issue? I want to know if you have actually ran cast bullets through a cz 82 ( or other polygonal rifled gun).

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  2. JLCook

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    Well since the silence is deafening. I will let y'all know how it turns out, if I survive :D
     
  3. rcmodel

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    No experiance with the CZ82.

    But, I have been shooting cast lead (Very hard pure Linotype) bullets in my Glock 23 for going on 15 years without any problems.

    I think it will all depend on the hardness of the bullets.

    Just keep an eye on the barrel for severe leading, and if you see it, stop & clean it.

    rc
     
  4. JLCook

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    Thanks for the input. That is my plan, i do not foresee a problem, I am guessing the the M.B.C. bullets will be 18 brinell as there 380 is listed at this hardness; not quite as hard as Linotype but almost.
     
  5. lykoris

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    not a CZ82 but a polygonal nonetheless - HK45

    accuracy was superior to FMJ/plated 230 grain bullets - which surprised me.

    you need to watch the leading until you know what it likes, I ended up a .452 bullet and a lighter load than the FMJ/plated rounds and leading is low.
     
  6. UnderDawgAl

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    I've got a CZ 82, in which I have shot cast bullets that I cast from the LEE 365-95-1R mould, I believe it is. It's a lead round nose bullet. I'm woefully short on 9x18 brass, so I've only shot about 50 rounds of cast through it. There was no leading. I had no sizing die for that size, so I shot them as cast. I used W231 for the powder, between 3.4 and 3.6 grains. It functioned flawlessly.

    Within the next few weeks, I plan on casting a couple hundred bullets for it and shooting them up asap.

    Hope that helps.

    Please give us a range report.
     
  7. JLCook

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    I went to the range yesterday. I ran about 75 Missouri Bullet Co. 93 grain cast LRN through my CZ 82. All went really well. I could see some fouling in the bore, but very light, it may have been lube and not lead. I was using 4.9-5.5 grains of Ramshot Trueblue. with a cci small pistol primer, coal = .975. As for brass I am using trimmed 9 mm luger brass trimmed to 18 mm ( i sized and flare my cases before trimming, then size and flare before loading). I may look into a new recoil spring because my cases were being flung a long way. Sorry, no muzzle vel. because I have no chronograph
     
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    I replaced my recoil spring with a new 18 pound spring from Wolf springs. This makes a world if difference in the feel of the gun, recoil seem lighter and more manageable, brass still flies a long way but not quiet as far
     
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    If the brass is sprouting wings, you could probably reduce your load, especially now with the new spring. This would keep your brass close-by and cut the leading even more.
     
  10. Marlin 45 carbine

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    I have shot cast slugs in my Mak 9mm with good results but not Missouri company slugs.
    over Red Dot or BullsEye.
     
  11. paradox998

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    Berry's is making plated makarov's again. Plated bullets are a nice compromise. Also if you are short of makarov brass you can trim down 9mm luger and make your own 9x18. Check youtube for a video on exactly how to make the conversion.
     
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    I just shot about 50 rounds of cast Lee bullets through my CZ82 and my Makarov. They worked fine, but I sure hate trying to find the brass.

    The nominal weight of the mold is 95 grains but the bullets actually weigh 106 grains. I think I may have accidentally grabbed some soft lead, but doubt it would make that much difference; maybe poor QC at Lee?

    Either way, I just cleaned both guns, and there was no leading at all in the CZ82, but the EG Makarov had a little (makes me think my lead is too soft).
     
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