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Reloading Data using Lead "Boolits"

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Yamavira, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. Yamavira

    Yamavira Member

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    Hi
    Most of the online data lists jacketted bullets. I wish to reload for several rifle calibres using Lead Bullets. Both gas checked & not gas checked.
    (0.223/30-30 Win./0.308/6.5x55 Swede/7x57 Mauser.
    Which books contain the best/most information for reloading using lead bullets of various weights or are there any websites with lead bullet loading data that I not found.
    Cheers
    Yamavira.:)
     
  2. LOLBELL

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    I don't know about those specific calibers but Lymans seems to have the most lead data for the calibers I load.
     
  3. kerreckt

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    Go to this website: http://www.castpics.net/. Look at the menu to the left and you will see loaddata. Youi will find what you are looking for either there or elsewhere at this site. There is also a lot of info on making and shooting cast bullets at this site as well as, this one: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forum.php. Good luck and I hope this helps you.
     
  4. 10 Spot Terminator

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    Lymans cast bullet reloading manual for the book. Another vote for both the Cast Pic and the Cast Bullet Association website but I would add one more site for great info on lead casting but no reload data and that is the Los Angeles Silohuette Club . Many fine articles there as well as discussion on lead alloys and their correct applications based on pressures that will get you on track far quicker.

    10 Spot
     
  5. BruceB

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    When you go to the Cast Boolits website, do a specific search for each of the cartridges that interests you.

    There is a HUGE amount of info for most of the ones you listed; far more data than in ANY handbook on the market. For instance, in the "CB Loads/Military Rifles" forum, I have a long thread on the .308/7.62 NATO that runs over eleven pages and fifty thousand views.

    Prepare to spend some time, reading all the available loading info!
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    Lyman #49 and the Lyman casting book are both excellent resources for lead boolits.
    Even though our present times allow for internet research from powder and bullet manufacturors, everyone should still have a hard copy manual on hand. Or two or three or four............
     
  7. Searcher4851

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    The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook and the Lee manual have the most cast bullet loads. The Cast Boolits website is a greeat reference as well, but I have trouble with it since I get so easily sidetracked there. (reading stuff that has nothing to do with what I was looking for)
     
  8. TooManyToys

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    The LEE reloading book has good technical info on cast bullets for both rifle & handgun. (Chapters 9,10,11) The book also has cast lead loading info through out the book for most all calibers.
     
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