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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby orerancher » 25 Jun 2019 10

Super Clear? Is It different then the Clear He used to Sell?
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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby reloader762 » 25 Jun 2019 17

orerancher wrote:Super Clear? Is It different then the Clear He used to Sell?


No, I just left off the Durable part, it's the same powder.
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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby orerancher » 26 Jun 2019 10

reloader762 wrote:
orerancher wrote:Super Clear? Is It different then the Clear He used to Sell?


No, I just left off the Durable part, it's the same powder.


Okay, Thanks, I've been using His Powder for some Time, Real happy with It!
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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 04 Jul 2019 14

Sorted thru what I had kept from the last dismal casting session, sized and added gas checks and put a couple sample rounds together. While the 429303 is decidedly not a lever gun bullet I was pleasantly surprised that it cycled through the Henry. I noticed in the new catalog that Lyman has brought that number back as a 2 cavity and they indicate it was designed to be a superior penetrater. My mold is a single from the mid 70s.

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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby orerancher » 08 Jul 2019 10

Cracked out My brand new NOE 452-255 'Keith' mold, Cast Em 50/50 Linotype, and My Mystery alloy...Goona see how the Casull likes Plain Base Bullets....

While the Pot was Hot, I also Cast some Lee 401-175 TC, for the .40 S&W... And an old Ideal .357 Mold...

Couple Hundred each. all are Two Cavity Molds, Poured with a Ladle....
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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby Ranch Dog » 10 Jul 2019 06

A couple of weeks ago, I got around to powder coating my NOE TL452-234-RF_BB. These are for my High Point 4595TS and will be run through a Load-Master to get there.

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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby reloader762 » 12 Jul 2019 05

I love that NOE TL bullet in my Hi Point carbine those HP's really open up at the velocities you can push them to in the longer barrel. The clear PC is some of the easiest PC I ever used as well.

Got my new mold in form NOE this week it's the .310" 165 gr. FP otherwise known as the 30 XCB I hope to cast up some bullets this weekend and get some coated and some with traditional lube so I can test some in my 30-06 and 300 Sav. in a couple weeks.

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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby RBHarter » 12 Jul 2019 11

RD ,
That bullet likes to be cast hard and pushed hard .
The creator used a 1-16" twist barrel and a long shouldered 06' for 3000 fps with 1 MOA or less .
The XCB cartridge is more or less a x 57 with an 06' neck and shoulder angle bumped out to .470 at the body junction . They were able to get to 2900 with 1 MOA accuracy in a 1-14 twist 26" barrel .
Lino will be a friend to this one .
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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby reloader762 » 13 Jul 2019 13

Cast up about 150 of the 30 XCB bullets this morning. I only had a limited time today to work with them so I just coated about ten each using Super Durable Clear and Popping Silver Vein, quenched out of the toaster oven, gas checked and sized them to see how they would turn out. I cast a random set of sample during the casting process and after they cooled I measure and weighed each set. The bullets across the sampling weighed between 167.0 and 167.3 grs. Two bullets from the mold using my micrometer measured .311" while the third bullet measured .311.5" The powder coating added around .002" to the diameter before sizing. I probably coat half of the rest of the bullets tomorrow and lube size using 2500+ the other half for a side by side load comparison and let the set a couple weeks before I load and shoot them.
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Re: What Bullet Casting Did You Do Today?

Postby orerancher » 15 Jul 2019 10

Cast a couple Hundred, from My brand new 4th of July Sale NOE 432-240-WFN.
Gonna try a new to Me Powder, "Enforcer" In My Newest .44mag, My 8in Taurus....
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