Test fired my cast bullets!

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  1. frosty

    frosty New Member

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    I packed a 5 gallon bucket with dirt and padded it down hard. I placed a 1/4 " steel plate on the under the bucket. I loaded the case with 5 grns of Power pistol and used a cci primer (not magnum) in a .38 special case. I fired the bullet into the bucket it went through 14" of packed dirt and into the plate and back up into the bucket. I retrieved the bullet it did not fragment just mushroomed from the impact onto the steel plate. I could see the rifling cuts in the bullet. The bullet was lubed with that Alox stuff ( it is all I have as of now). I will post a pic of the bullet.

    Well let me know you think. O.k. Plano any suggestions or ideas as what to watch for?
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    Sounds like you're doing just fine, Frosty. Watch the chamber area for Alox build up. Have fun! What size did you size them to and why?
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    Plano, these are not sized. They are shot as cast. The reason why is because the mold I have is a Lee double cavity that has the multiple rings to gather the Alox. Lee states that these bullets can be shot as cast due to the design of the mold. I have only shot one bullet just to try it. I measured my cast bullet and compared it to a commercial bullet and they were the same. I am going to order the sizing stuff anyway.
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    The size of the bullet depends on your barrel size, not a commercial bullet. Have you slugged your barrel? After you slug your barrel, then you should size the bullet to .001" over the barrel for good accuracy.
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    I will need a digital caliper to get it that accurate for .001.
    Yes, I need to slug my barrel.
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    No you won't. I can read a dial caliper to .0001 of an inch and so can you if you look at it and read it right.
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    Yes, sir.:D
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