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Cast my first bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bfh_auto, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Bfh_auto

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    My neighbor/friend casts for a 45-70 and told me to buy whatever mold and he'd help me.
    I choose a .310 247 NOE for starting.
    The powder coat bullet design makes them fall from the mold like rain.
    I'll be separating and coating them this week.
    Up next is a 210sp and a .358 200fn.
     
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  2. Hooda Thunkit

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    Uh.... That first sentence needs some translating, but ...

    Good deal on the first casting ! Pics ?
     
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  3. forrest r

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    Seems like you prefer the heavier bullets.
     
  4. Bfh_auto

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    Cast instead of cars.
    Sometimes when I hit the space bar everything goes to garbage.
    I'll have pics tonight after I sort them.
     
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  5. Bfh_auto

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    Cast bullets go slow. So I want weight behind them.
    I'm feeding a Krag and my friend will be feeding a 300 whisper.
     
  6. Hooda Thunkit

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    Yep. With cast bullets, momentum is your friend.

    Slow and heavy gives penetration. Penetration transfers energy. Transferred energy, and holes, makes things dead.
     
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  7. forrest r

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    Yup I get the heavy thing.

    But I do run a lot of my cast bullets @ jacketed bullet speeds or faster.

    Subsonic for a bo is 1 thing. Calling nasa to figure out the drops is another.
     
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  8. Bfh_auto

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    I have a ladder sight. It'll be fun;)
     
  9. Bfh_auto

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    Here's the pile of good ones. Separated 250-251 gr.
    There were 23 that weighed in between 249.9 and 249.0.
    14 got rejected for deformities on the base.
     

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  10. forrest r

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    A step ladder will work but a tripod with 2 way adjustments would be be bettero_O
     
  11. Rod47

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    Not seeing lube grooves. Are you paper patching?
     
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  12. Bfh_auto

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    I plan on powder coating.
    The smooth side is supposed to fill out better.
    I figured I'm a newbie. So I may as well stack the odds in my favor.
     
  13. Bfh_auto

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    I figured out acetone and powder coat gives a heavy, uneven coating.
    Every where near me is sold out of air soft BBS. So I tried tumbling the next batch. It gives a light coating that can't be scratched with my thumb nail. So I'm going to try them.
     
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    I don't use them for powdercoating...never needed them
     
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  15. Bfh_auto

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    How thick of a coating do you get?
    I used white. It has a hard coating. But doesn't look very white.
     
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    I use Eastwood Light Blue (used to be Ford Blue) swirled in cool whip container.
    it turns out nicely and does a nice one pass coat
    turns out like a candy coat after the toaster oven
    [​IMG]
     
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