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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bullseye308, Nov 1, 2009.

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  1. bullseye308

    bullseye308 Member

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    Finally got my loads down for my .357's. Lee 158 SWC sized .358 & tumble lubed over 5.0 gr Bullseye set off by CCI 500's at 1.56" OAL. Fired out of my 6" GP-100 and wife's 2" EAA Windictor we put around 100 rounds through a paint can at 100 yds. :what: After ~75 rounds the Windicator barrel was still shiney with just a touch of powder residue. :D The Ruger barrel has a touch of grey but doesn't need to be cleaned. :cool: Fired around 400 rounds of 357
    Didn't do as well with the Astra A-100 9mm. :banghead: Hit the can about 60% and kept the others within 12". Has some light leading and ejection was about 2 feet nice and neat. Load is Lee 124 TC sized .356 & tumble lubed over 3.9 gr Bullseye set off by CCI 500's at 1.10" OAL.
    A slight adjustment to the 9mm and I'm done with these. Fired around 200 rds.
    At the end of the day you couldn't take a stick and knock the grin off of my face. This is what reloading is about.

    Oh yeah, these cost me $46.00/1000 to build :cool:
     
  2. ole farmerbuck

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    That sounds like good cheap fun.:)
     
  3. floydster

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    Glad you had a great range trip, how big was the paint can?:D
    Smokeyloads
     
  4. ole farmerbuck

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    I never thought about that. Hope it wasnt a 55 gal drum.
     
  5. bullseye308

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    1 gallon.:neener: I wouldn't cheat by using a bigger one. :eek: We ususally use milk jugs but the wife made tea with the empties again. :cuss:
     
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    I was on the virge of dropping bullseye from my 158 LSWC powder in 357 mag because of the leading problems. My bullets were 100% WW with a little tin just to help it fill out and no matter what charge I put in it of bullseye they would lead my 6" GP100SS barrel. I just figured out that a 50/50 WW to Pure Lead with a smigget of Tin with 6.6 grains of Bullseye over a CCI500 produces an accurate shot with NO leading. I cannot believe a clean barrel with bullseye and lead but it works for me too.
     
  7. Marlin 45 carbine

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    either you or 4$ got a fps data?
     
  8. bullseye308

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    I don't. Sorry. My chrono failed to "dodge the bullet" recently and hasn't worked right since. :banghead: I only winged one of the steel rods and have since replaced it with a wooden dowel, but get mostly "error" now and got tired of fooling with it. Maybe I'll try it again soon and see.

    4$, I'm using straight WW sized to .358 coated with LLA. Just goes to show you that each barrel is unique.
     
  9. koz4guns

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    You can hit a paint can at 100 yards but shot your crono at , what 10 feet?:evil:
     
  10. rfwobbly

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    Are you sure it wasn't a soup can ?

    OHNAPsoupcan1_weiss.jpg
     
  11. bullseye308

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    I don't normally shoot that close. :rolleyes: I gots lots of excuses, but none are valid. :uhoh: Yeah, that's it, I only winged it. Not really hit it, just winged a wire. Uh-huh. :)
     
  12. billybob44

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    Good shooting bullseye.

    I still got a S load of 148 HBWC Speer swaged. Do you guys have any data on those bullets in .38/.357??:)
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Load books are full of them. Bullseye, N310, Red Dot, 700X, AA #2, Clays all are used successfully.
     
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    I shoot a 158 gr cast RN over 4.2 grs of Bullseye out of my K-38 and it is the most accurate load out of that gun including factory match wadcutters. There has been nothing down that barrel in the past 3 or 4 years other than bullets and that would be somewhere north of 15K. The barrel does not get cleaned although I do run a brush on the cylinder so the cases fall free. It is hard to beat Bullseye in .38's and .45 acp!
     
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    2.7gr Bullseye is the stuff for that bullet.

    ETA that is in a 38 case.
     
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