My First Cast Bullets

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    There was a little leading, but very minimal and cleaned up with a few swipes with the Chore-Boy.
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    Yeah, I'm most happy about the feeding in my 1911's. The Lee LSWC is a very pointed design and I was worried about how it would feed. Worked great.

    The 10MM 175gr(180+gr) TC is very sharp at the tip. Thought this might give me some feeding issues, nope feed perfectly, :)

    I was also pleasantly surprised that there was no leading in the 10. My mix is WW with some (20%) pure lead pipe mixed in.
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    if the section in the case is well fitted , you'd be amazed what you can get away with ;)

    should be a decent mix if you can recover some to see how the rifling is on any ( water shots best hope) this will confirm your mix is hard enough

    i dont use hardness testers i recover the rounds and check the goove and land marks to see if they are clean or "serrated" looking which means too soft and leaving lead behind
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    I've never encountered severe leading, it's way overhyped IMO. I will clean them well after a range session but have not ever had issues with leading in rifle or pistol that a normal cleaning didn't take care of.

    Very satisfying to make holes with your own! Looks like you're hooked now. spent some time on the LA sillouhette club's sight, very good info. Need to start doing my own alloy here soon, down to my last 100lbs of WW.
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    Thanks, I'll try that.
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