Molds questions

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  1. hawg

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    How so?
     
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    fat head and skinny body
     
  3. hawg

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    They're close to the original bullets for the Kerr revolver. They're not as odd looking as the .36 Richmond Laboratories bullets. These were made with an Era's Gone mold.

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    looks like round arrow heads
     
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    Kinda the same idea, only faster than a speeding arrow.
     
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    I load powder, then a .460” .062” card wad. Then that skinny body drops into the chamber and will then rotate under the rammer like a round ball. I like them so far.
     
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    Round Ball with a dragging body! Who thought about this! funniest thing I ever in shooting world
     
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    Now I think about it… it’s kinda like a pellet for pellets guns
     
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    Except that recovered bullets show that the rebated section obdurates upon firing and expands to fit the bore. In other words, it’s just like a conventional bullet.
     
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    probably gotta get some to try out fir myself
     
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    I chamfered my cylinders and then i can squeeze my balls in, no issues, no ring
     
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    I cast a lot for BP. You want the lead up to 800F and preheat your mold. The Lee 6 banger will be fine, but I think the best for this are the Lyman 4 bangers. They are heavy, but once they are up to temp they can just go and go.
     
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    It was just a feeble attempt at humor.:)
     
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