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Oregon Laser Cast - how fast?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Quoheleth, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Member

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    How fast can I drive Oregon Laser Cast out of a .357? I think I read somewhere that they can handle pressures and speeds a little better than "regular" cast lead.

    Any load suggestions for a heavy load with their 158SWC?

    Thanks,
    Q
     
  2. mavracer

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    I've used their plain base 255gr bullets in my 38/55 rifle at nearly 1600fps with no leading problem.
     
  3. Ben Shepherd

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    I use their 158s as fast as 1800 out of my win 94's. That's about the limit. In the handguns running 1550 is no problem at all.
     
  4. AgentAdam

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    So laser cast can be shot faster than copper plated bullets? What are the platted bullets limits?
     
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    I add gas checks to them and use the low end of a jacketed load in my 30-30. I get some leading but not too much.
     
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    Copper Plated Bullet Limits

    Info is from Berry's and Rainier websites
     
  7. Ben Shepherd

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    Plated will usually get in trouble above 1200. If you can, use a taper crimp die. Less risk of stripping the plating off. If that happens bad leading and horrible accuracy usually result.
     
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