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REAL Bullets ... are they really that easy to load?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by rcoolbaugh, Aug 26, 2013.

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  1. rcoolbaugh

    rcoolbaugh Member

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    I cast some Lee REAL bullets for my .50 muzzleloader, there is moderate resistance for the first couple of inches then the force required drops off a lot!

    For you REAL shooters, is this normal? I was shooting them at 50 yds. and was fairly consistent within 4" of aim point with open sights.
     
  2. wap41

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    in the first couple inches the bullet is forced into the lands and grooves
     
  3. Pancho

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    Yes, they are that easy to load based on the given that you are using a lubed round that is pure lead.
    Once you are passed using a short bullet starter the rifling is graved into the bullet and seating the lubed round is rather easy provided it is a clean barrel
     
  4. frontiergander

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    yep, i like to use a lubed wad with them. www.trackofthewolf.com if its a 50cal the 510A wad works excellent.
     
  5. rcoolbaugh

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    I tumble lubed my first batch, they shot with decent accuracy and no leading issues. I shot them over 90 gn of pyrodex - these were 320 gn bullets.

    I had to convince myself that they would stay in place once loaded, I dumped 90 gn (volume) of cornmeal down the barrel and loaded a bullet firmly on top of it. I then spent 10 minutes jostling the gun, muzzle down .... I shook it, I pounded on the shoulder pad. I then checked to see if the bullet had moved and it was right where it should be.
     
  6. Oldnamvet

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    Mine will slide down a clean barrel with the weight of the ramrod. I haven't noticed them moving but, being a careful type, I put an appropriate size over shot card down on top of the bullet. Shooting both with and without the card over the bullet, I have noticed no change in grouping or impact point. Probably not needed but it makes me feel better.
     
  7. Pancho

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    I've cast and used Real bullets in all of my 45,50, and 58 calibers and never have I had one load as easily as Oldnamvet's. I'd be worried if I did.
     
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    That is after I get them started down the first couple inches and then I do use a solid brass ramrod so there is some weight there.
     
  9. Pancho

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    Oldnamvet, Now we're sitting in the same pew.
     
  10. VA27

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    Anyone have a 54 cal. REAL mold that can give me an as cast diameter?
     
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