Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by vongh, Jan 19, 2021.
Thanks for the reply. I was going to try both water quench and regular quench. This is bullet I'm going to use.
Typically I like to use fast burning powders with plain based bullets, 4227 or faster. I'm getting +/- 1700fps with these type loads/powders & don't use a filler.
When using sick powders with plain based bullets you should use a filler to protest the bullet's base. I use dacron quilt batting for a filler in all my high power/hv rifle loads that are less then 85% load density with the slower burning rifle powders.
A bullet base that had the dacron filler
Same bullet base with no filler to protect it.
Most reloaders don't realize it but the filler does 2 things, both of them are a win/win.
What you really need is some gc's and do some head to head testing with gc'd bullets VS non gc'd bullets.
Good luck & please keep us posted
I had a hard time finding gas checks. But was finally able to order some from a place called sage's outdoors. They only had aluminum so I'll give them a try. And post back.
I haven't slugged the bore yet. But now I have both soft and water quenched varieties to tryout. Waiting also for gas checks to come in. So this should be an interesting journey.
If you're going to use the 155 Lee bullets for deer, I'd suggest a fairly soft alloy, something like air cooled 50/50 clip on WW's and pure lead.
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