HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: Bobbo68
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12628

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 199
BOT: 2
Total: 201
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Photo Albums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Your Account
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Photo Albums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Photo Albums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Photo Albums
25: Forums
26: Home
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Photo Albums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Home
38: Forums
39: Photo Albums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Home
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Photo Albums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Photo Albums
61: Forums
62: Home
63: Forums
64: Photo Albums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Home
75: Your Account
76: Forums
77: Home
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Photo Albums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Photo Albums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Your Account
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Forums
103: Your Account
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Photo Albums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Photo Albums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Photo Albums
114: Photo Albums
115: Home
116: Photo Albums
117: Home
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Forums
122: Photo Albums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Home
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Forums
136: Your Account
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: Forums
140: Forums
141: Home
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Forums
145: Photo Albums
146: Photo Albums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Forums
155: Your Account
156: Forums
157: Photo Albums
158: Forums
159: Home
160: Forums
161: Forums
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Forums
171: Forums
172: Forums
173: Home
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Your Account
177: Forums
178: Forums
179: Forums
180: Forums
181: Forums
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Forums
186: Forums
187: Forums
188: Forums
189: Forums
190: Forums
191: Forums
192: Forums
193: Forums
194: Your Account
195: Forums
196: Forums
197: Forums
198: Photo Albums
199: Forums
  BOT:
01: Your Account
02: News

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2362
  · Views: 459704
  · Votes: 1311
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Bullet Casting
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Not yet, I have been shooting 405gr in my BFR and don't know if I really want to throw something that big through there.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4500
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

I've been looking at the .458" 330 grain cast HP bullet for my .45-70. From my reading it appears to be dynamite on deer.

www.midwayusa.com/view...ber=370703

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

I found a copy of Lyman's Cast bullet Handbook today and found a new gun shop. Oh goody goody goody. So far I have struck out on any casting equipment around here.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

The Lyman Cast book is e great sourve of knowledge. Between that and Cast Boolits site I have learned a ton.

castboolits.gunloads.com/index.php

I actually feel ready to start casting with confidence. I'm sure I'll make mistakes but I'm confident I can figure them out.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
fnuser
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 914
Location: S.W. Missouri, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

I got a .454" 270g. R.C.B.S. mold today.

_________________
N.R.A. Endowment Member
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

I've got a RCBS .458 405GR, Lyman .458 535gr, and a Lee .458 500gr on the way. I should get to melting down the 250 lbs of ww I picked up.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2142
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Wiersy, you almost make me jealous Smile

Now maybe this here is a good place to make a consideration: we all know the brass and the sabot bullets, why does nobody ever talk about using moulded bullets out of +90% tin? In my head I can see it work: you take a mould for a heavy bullet and use tin, so you get the same size but a much lighter bullet, which in my opinion will get much more speed and good results on impact. Tin is healphier than lead (to eat, not to be shot with Smile ). Tin is almost not effected by corrosion, it will even stay bright when you storage it above 13°C.
But I'm also clever enough not to invent the wheel again, so I wonder why nobody is using tin? It's cheaper and easier to use than brass...
Back to top
View user's profile
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4500
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

www.winchester.com/Pro...llets.aspx

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Wiersy, you almost make me jealous Smile




So far I have spent 100 for molds, 50 for WW's, and about 15 for tools. Most of the tools I already had.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2142
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Be happy: 1 set RCBS moulds (handle included) costs here almost 100 euro...

and Mike, I didn't know this Winchester amno, I've never seen it here. This tin doesn't seem bad at all. I'll try to get something ready before May 15th when the roebuck starts here. But as always: if it doesn't groupe on paper, it doesn't get a chance on game.
Back to top
View user's profile
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Last year when we visited my wife's family in Germany I was kinda surprised at the prices of everything over there.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Melted about 80lbs of WW's today, I was using a small cast iron skillet on a propane fish fryer and could only melt enough to fill 4 cavities in a muffin tin. So I broke down and bought a cast iron dutch oven. I learned a valuable lesson today......do not leave the ingots in the muffin tin to long or they will stick!!!! I wrecked a perfectly good muffin tin that I pulled out of the garbage. Back to dumpster diving for more muffin tins.

I have got a lot of good info from castboolits.com

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5878
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Fill only half of the muffin tray cavity to make smaller ingots.
That way you don't loose too much temperature when you refill your pot during casting.

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

Ah good tip I didn't think of that.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Bullet Casting Reply with quote

I ended up coming up with 350 pounds of lead. I cast my first boolits tonight it took a few throws to get everything to the right temp. It was fun once I got things going good. Another addiction ... just what I need. I can't wait to shoot my new boolits now.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 3 of 5
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.