HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: ulfhednar
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12715

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 76
BOT: 1
Total: 77
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Photo Albums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Home
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Photo Albums
28: Photo Albums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Your Account
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Home
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Home
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Your Account
51: Photo Albums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Your Account
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Photo Albums
65: Forums
66: Home
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Photo Albums
72: Your Account
73: Photo Albums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Photo Albums
  BOT:
01: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2371
  · Views: 541193
  · Votes: 1312
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Cast Bullets and Rifles.
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

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


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5911

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:02 am    Post subject: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Since there is a topic going on about cast bullets and pistols I wonder what your thoughts would be if you cast rifle bullets and put them through normal rifles ?? Confused

I'm talking calibers like the 30-06 or 8mm Mauser Smile Not mag's as I think it might be hard to find a powder which will filll the case and not cause really high velocitys. Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14005
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Since there is a topic going on about cast bullets and pistols I wonder what your thoughts would be if you cast rifle bullets and put them through normal rifles ?? Confused

I'm talking calibers like the 30-06 or 8mm Mauser Smile Not mag's as I think it might be hard to find a powder which will filll the case and not cause really high velocitys. Smile

Dimitri

G'Day Dimitri. I do it all the time with my Mod 94 in 30.30 WIN. I cast 150gn FNGC from an RCBS mould. Because they are gas checked I drive them at normal rifle velocities without any problems.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14005
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Since there is a topic going on about cast bullets and pistols I wonder what your thoughts would be if you cast rifle bullets and put them through normal rifles ?? Confused

I'm talking calibers like the 30-06 or 8mm Mauser Smile Not mag's as I think it might be hard to find a powder which will filll the case and not cause really high velocitys. Smile

Dimitri

G'Day Dimitri. I do it all the time with my Mod 94 in 30.30 WIN. I cast 150gn FNGC from an RCBS mould. Because they are gas checked I drive them at normal rifle velocities without any problems.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5911

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Vince,

Neat. Do you think it would be posible to use cast bullets in a 30-06 w/ gas checks though ?? Confused

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14005
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Vince,

Neat. Do you think it would be posible to use cast bullets in a 30-06 w/ gas checks though ?? Confused

Dimitri

No problems with casting them and is a gas checked design. The bullet I cast is a .308 so it is suitable as far as size is concerned.

Don't know how a cast bullet would go in a 30.06 though....they drive them pretty hard. Although I have sen cast bullets used in a .308.

Maybe there is someone out there who has had experience with cast bullets in the 30.06.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5911

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Vince,

Thanks for the tips Very Happy

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1736
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

Great idea and I have been loading cast bullets in a .35 Remington, .444 Marlin, .30-06 and 8mm Mauser for years. I mix linotype with wheelweights and get a very hard bullet. The key is to avoid driving the bullets too fast. I have been impressed with the .444 Marlin. It is good and cheap shooting. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
Handloader
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 22, 2005
Posts: 1032
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

I use hard cast GC bullets in the 270Win, 30-06 and 338WM for a lot of practice sessions as well as jackrabbit hunts. Good stuff, accurate and they only make the barrels better, sorta like lapping them with every shot.

My favorites rifle cast, however, is the 348 Winchester with 250gr cast. What a sweet shooting rifle.
Back to top
View user's profile
GroovyJack
Member
Member


Joined: May 21, 2005
Posts: 590
Location: Bama

PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Cast Bullets and Rifles. Reply with quote

With a good hard cast , I can hit 2500 with the 375 H&H and 249 grain Lyman 375248 .. 32-40 uses 'em , great fun ..

_________________
My Goal In Life Is To Be As Good Of A Person As My Dog Already Thinks I Am
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



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 :.