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Do You Shoot Cast Lead in Autoloaders?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BBDartCA, Oct 17, 2011.

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Do You Shoot Cast Lead Bullets in Your Autoloader Pistol?

Poll closed Dec 16, 2011.
  1. Never

    12 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Yes, I do in any of my autoloaders

    154 vote(s)
    86.0%
  3. Yes, but only in handguns without polygonal rifling

    11 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. I may have, but I forget

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
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  1. BBDartCA

    BBDartCA Member

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    Do you shoot cast lead handloads in autoloaders?
     
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    Yes, thousands of them over the years. Both bought & home cast.
     
  3. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Member

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    I think you worded #3 wrong. Shouldn't the word "only" be "not? (doesn't change my answer but might for others)
     
  4. BBDartCA

    BBDartCA Member

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    Yeah, I realized that after posting.
     
  5. Uniquedot

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    Yes i do.
     
  6. cfullgraf

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    Both purchased and home cast bullets. Even some swaged bullets along the way.

    I don't have any polygon rifling so not a problem for me.
     
  7. ljnowell

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    I shoot cast lead in all of my autoloaders, including my glock.
     
  8. THe Dove

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    Yes.

    I love casting boolits as much as reloading, and I love reloading as much as I do shootin', and I love shootin' as much as I - - - well, y'all get the idea........

    The Dove
     
  9. jcwit

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    Yup! Usually my own cast.
     
  10. USSR

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    Yep, cast my own.

    Don
     
  11. ArtU

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    The Poll is missing an Answer:

    Yes, but only in guns I wish to

    I have 2 45s I do not run Cast Lead in, and it has nothing to do with #3.

    ArtU
     
  12. RustyFN

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    Yes with my own cast bullets.
     
  13. floydster

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    It's all I shoot, my own cast bullets---why not--.
     
  14. mbopp

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    My 1911 has never seen a jacketed bullet since I've had it. A Glock may be next on the "buy" list and it'll get cast bullets also.
     
  15. Dirtdgger

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    Cast my own and shoot what I cast in everything.
     
  16. Big20

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    I shoot bunches except....they lead my Taurus 709 while my Kahr shows no leading. The Taurus now gets mostly plated bullets.
     
  17. res45

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    I cast my own bullets and shoot them in all my auto loaders,my SKS rifles eats cast lead like candy.
     
  18. Marlin 45 carbine

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    yes, .32acp, .380acp, 9mm Mak, 9mmPara, .45acp
     
  19. bds
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    Yes, I do shoot lead bullets in all of my autoloaders, including factory Glock barrels (but will inspect the barrel about 200-300 rounds and clean as necessary). ;)
     
  20. FROGO207

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    Oh yea! In rifles, pistols. revolvers, and shotties.:D Our range has a requirement that all ammo be lead only and 1000 FPS or less for use on the indoor range. So I reload AND cast. Life is good. Ammo is not a problem to acquire.:D
     
  21. LeonCarr

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    Yep, even in Glocks.
     
  22. oldreloader

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    Cast is all I shoot in both my 9MM and 45ACP
     
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    I have 3 semi-autos 22, 9 & 45.
    I've shot lead from 2 of the 3.
    Haven't had the 1911 for long, so, so far it's only had plated.
     
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  24. evan price

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    Yes, including Glocks.

    Would not in a Desert Eagle however due to fouling the gas system.
     
  25. chris in va

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    Hundreds through the G21SF, no issues. I've since sold it and picked up a 97b, so we'll see how it does with cast.
     
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