oregon trail laser cast bullets

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by harleyhobie, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. harleyhobie

    harleyhobie New Member

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    Aug 14, 2009
    chester va
    was just looking on cabela's website and saw these bullets for $59 per 500. just wondered if anybody had any experience with them i'd be using them for target shooting plinking etc in my 45's. thanks
     
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    They are fantastic. Get the 230 gr RN bullets and load over 5.4 gr HP-38. groups are superb and velocity replicates old army loading of 810 fps.
     

  3. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    100% with JLA - those are great bullets. They have very good quality control at that Lazer Cast place. Bullet accuracy was superb. I'd bet the lighter .45ACP bullets are just as good.

    I used to load those up for my .45 Colt (250 grainers). Very good quality. I cast my own 255 grain bullets now for the Colt, but only because I recycle the lead and it's cheaper, and I cast for most of my other pistol calibers. If you're going to buy cast bullets, that is the way to go!
     
  4. harleyhobie

    harleyhobie New Member

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    Aug 14, 2009
    chester va
    sounds good appreciate the feedback. I was thinking for the kind of shooting i am mostly doing that was a great price i'll order some and give them a try.:)
     
  5. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    They're 24 bhn(hard) I use lots of 'em & relly have liked them. I bought the Lasercast load manual. It's very good.
     
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Yup, I've used em with good luck too. Seem to be a nice quality bullet.
    I have only seen a couple bullets out of at least a dozen boxes that didn't get lubed fully and haven't found any bad casts yet either.

    I've used both the 230grLRN and the 225grTC in my 1911s.
     
  7. harleyhobie

    harleyhobie New Member

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    Aug 14, 2009
    chester va
    ok sounds like a good consensus on the bullets i'll order some and try them out. thanks for the replies.
     
  8. Tanker6

    Tanker6 New Member

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    Mar 31, 2010
    Silsbee, Texas
    I used 180 gr 40 S&W Lasercasts for my first 1000 rounds. I had no problems at all out of them and they were as accurate as I could make 'em. :D

    I've found another source (Missouri Bullet Co) that seems like a good supplier that is much cheaper, so I'm currently waiting on a box of 500 of those to try out. It won't make the Lasercasts any worse....just looking to shave $40/1000 off my costs. If the MBC's don't work, then I'll go back to Lasercasts.

    Just my $.02.

    Chuck
     
  9. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
  10. sorral

    sorral New Member

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    Dec 20, 2006
    I have been shooting these for a while. My buddy reloads them and we shoot them for training and practice for IDPA. The price is really low, bullets seem to shoot and feed well. We load them with 3.8gr of Clays. using a 230g RN.
     
  11. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
  12. merbeau

    merbeau Member

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    Jul 7, 2010
    I have been experimenting with the Laser Cast 180 gr. SWC in my 45. I noticed that the accuracy seems to be better with higher loads (e.g., the best accuracy was 4.8 gr of HP38 or 7.6 gr of Ramshot True Blue - both produced 1.5 in groups at 25 yards from my SW 745.) Accuracy really tailed off at lower loads that I tried (i.e., 4.0 gr of HP 38 and 6.4 gr. True Blue) and you could feel the unburnt powder on your face.

    I seemed to have read that the hardness of the Laser Cast bullet requires higher velocities. Is this correct?
     
  13. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Lasercast's manual states that their 24 bhn (very hard) bullets obturate at 7,000 psi & should show good accuracy at that point. 7,000 psi is pretty low pressure.
     
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