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  • Bluerock2000's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    One pound at a time in the kitchen stinks. The wok makes quick work of five pounds of homemade play doh for the ballistic box. More to come...
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    02-15-2018, 08:27 PM
    Your design inspired me, so I built this to stuff with home made playdough. Removable top so I can cram playdough in and the sides are hinged on the bottom so I can lay the whole thing open after shooting. Not sure what to expect but would be nice...
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    02-14-2018, 07:27 PM
    Really appreciate the help and advice from all. It is much quicker and less painful to learn from experienced folks than trial and error. My mold should be here in three weeks or so, and then I start my foray into casting. No doubt I'll need some...
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    02-14-2018, 03:45 PM
    I've had Lee make a custom seater plug, so that should help. I ended up canceling the order for the M die and ordered the (2) NOE plugs at .433 x .429 and .434 x .430. Hopefully that will do it.
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    02-13-2018, 11:48 PM
    Thank you very much. This is one of the reasons I originally had the design with a gas check, but I've decided I don't want to risk it separating with a suppressor on the gun. Too costly. I just researched the M die and it sounds perfect. And...
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    02-13-2018, 10:43 PM
    Let me ask another question. I've decided to eliminate the gas check from the mold design, so I just tried seating a dummy round using a 275gr HP I have on hand with a BHN 10, sized to .431, and removed the gas check. I pulled the bullet and found...
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    02-13-2018, 10:16 PM
    Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking of building a hybrid Fackler box, but something that has easily removable and penetrable baffles in it to measure penetration as the boolit passes through. Maybe something like corrugated plastic-board. My...
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    02-13-2018, 07:50 PM
    Are y’all shooting into water to recover those?
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    02-13-2018, 07:44 PM
    Much appreciated. Sounds like I’m on the right track.
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    02-13-2018, 05:18 PM
    Great information and impressive bullet. That is who I have been talking with and plan on doing the work. If I mimicked that Design, relative to my caliber, is it as simple as casting the boolit a little harder (using tin not Antimony)to account...
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    02-13-2018, 04:54 PM
    I started looking into this last night and is the next question I have to answer. HP depth and diameter. Bullet hardness obviously affects this, but assuming BHN 10, what are your thoughts on HP dimensions?
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    02-13-2018, 04:52 PM
    I don’t have any experience with shooting casts through one either as everyone I know personally uses jacketed through them. I had planned to install the GC prior to powder coating to eliminate this possibility, but maybe I’m not giving this risk...
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    02-13-2018, 12:49 PM
    Insightful response and thank you. I actually am running this through a suppressor, hence the velocity limitation. That’s why I’m after such a heavy boolit. With regard to the GC, I understand and agree with your reasoning. But I won’t be...
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    02-12-2018, 07:41 PM
    I had not heard of them until your post. Too bad they're out of business, because that is exactly what that design is. Apparently NOE is making some of their molds, but not that one. And this design is from the Accurate Mold website. He's been...
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    02-12-2018, 07:38 PM
    My reasoning for the HP is this: With that heavy of a boolit I'm going to get a pass-thru on deer regardless of FN or HP, so why not create a larger wound channel. By doubling the diameter of the boolit via expansion, surface area, and thus tissue...
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    02-12-2018, 06:38 PM
    Haha. Boy that's all I need, another project! I understand your point on the weight, but since recoil is insignificant regardless of boolit weight, and trajectory is set because velocity is, my thought is the heaviest projectile I can load that...
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    02-12-2018, 06:36 PM
    Since it is a single shot rifle, I am not crimping them and thus can seat the bullet further out of the case if needed. I have plenty of chamber length. However, I have been loading with Titegroup, which is a very dense powder. No chance of a...
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    02-11-2018, 07:49 PM
    44 mag
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    02-11-2018, 07:48 PM
    Texas Whitetail, which aren’t very big. And possibly hogs from time to time.
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    02-11-2018, 10:53 AM
    Thanks Wayne. I actually contacted him two days ago with proposed designs.
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    02-11-2018, 03:02 AM
    I started another long winded thread (on my part) that ended up to this question: What do you think of this design, but hollow point converted, cast at around 8-10 bhn and shot at 1000 fps in a 1:20 16" barrell single shot rifle?
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    02-11-2018, 02:22 AM
    I'm very curious about this. For instance, what does a pure lead solid .44 slug do at 1000 fps in gelatin? Surface area increases by 10%? Or 50%?
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    02-11-2018, 01:46 AM
    I powder coated my first boolits. Turned out better than I thought. Would also appreciate any of you Old School Gentlemen's comments on my proposed boolit design in my other post. Good casting and shooting to all. Brady
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    02-11-2018, 01:30 AM
    What do y'all think of this boolit if I had it hollow pointed? Cast it soft and shoot it through a suppressor at 1000fps. I'm thinking it might be heavier than advertised at my alloy...375ish? I could even eliminate the lube grooves to make it...
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    02-11-2018, 01:26 AM
    That's actually the first thing I researched to do. I've got a bad *** slug gun, but the suppressor market is almost non-existent. The few shot-gun silencers out there aren't built for slugs. From there I went to a 45-70, but ran into the same...
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    02-11-2018, 01:23 AM
    Any chance if you know what hardness it's cast at and whether or not they'll hollowpoint it? After all of my searching I've failed to find exactly the boolit I want for purchase and have almost decided to learn to cast my own. Big, heavy, soft, HP.
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    02-11-2018, 01:20 AM
    what was the hardness and velocity of this boolit?
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    02-11-2018, 01:19 AM
    This is very good info. Thank you very much. And I understand that asking for a subsonic bullet that expands readily on deer but passes through and still serves as a hog boolit is dang near impossible. But this gives me confidence that I'm on the...
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    02-09-2018, 10:04 PM
    I should have mentioned that pass-thru's are not a safety issue with the direction I will be shooting. With regard to the boolit advice, that's exactly the conclusion I came to. But I've never cast and have limited knowledge of cast boolits,...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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