Great looking ammo!
So I finally fulfilled a minor dream and cast my very first hollow point bullets. I used lead with just a little tin to help fill out. This is from a Mp-Molds 200 grain bullet mold. Wow, that thing likes to be run hot and fast. I thought Lee molds were bad about that. I'm trying LLA first to see if that will lube enough. I added "Basic in Black" since she will be my first test platform for these. I had seen others do it, so I knew I could as well. It wasn't easy but they just take a little more patience and a minor learning curve. We should all be doing this. We should at least all have the tools and know how. I never plan on fearing an ammo shortage again...
Great looking ammo!
Rossi M92 Lever Action
Very nice! Looking forward to the range report. What are the components?
Mixed brass, 5.0 grains HP38, Winchester large pistol primers. I drove to the range this afternoon only to drive away. Wow it was crowded. I don't have a chrono but I feel pretty good using published loads. This one is very middle of the road. I used some advice and set the OAL to 1.20 for proper feeding in my 1911 with cast bullets. I may try during the week when it is slower at the range.
Let us know how they shoot! I've been reloading for many years, and I enjoy it almost as much as shooting. I also enjoy cleaning my firearms... I love the smell of Hoppes #9
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A friend of mine on another board has that very same mold and gets some very impressive expansion in his 45 ACP with that bullet,look forward to hearing your results.
I have a NOE .360 160gr Double cavity Double Crimp Groove Gas Checked SWC HP bullet mold for .357 Magnum and .38 Special coming in a couple months. Pins can be swapped to cast FN bullets as well.
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PA-63 9 x 18 Mak. 9mm 38/357 Ruger BH/Taurus M65SS4,M44 54r,Chinese & Yugo X39,Sav.99 300 Sav. Sav. 170B 30-30
Nice job! Those projectiles look professional!
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I just want to emphasize that for the minor learning curve and cost involved, this is really very easy to do. I wanted to not just reload my own range plinking and target ammo, but I also wanted a good defensive load for the next ammo crunch. When ammo disappeared off shelves, I was glad that I always used to buy a box or two every time I went to the store. Now as long as I stay in primers and powder I'm set. We should ALL BE DOING THIS!!!
I need to get a mold for 38 swchp and figure out to do this..... I intend to load to standard pressure and use a heavy bullet and soft lead for expansion at lower velocities....is it possible?
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i definatly need to be doing this! good job brother i might just give this a try
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