Hey! First post here so please let me know if it's better posted in one of the other forums.
I just ordered one of the Davidson's 'short hunter' 38-55's and am in the process of ordering dies, brass (starline 2.125"), boolits, etc. I reload but don't cast boolits and this is the first rifle except a pump 45 LC that I expect to shoot cb's.
I'm looking for more or less a single load with which to hunt deer and plink, 255-275 gr or so at ~1700-1800 fps, using smokeless powder, most likely 4895 or RL-7.
Is a gas check bullet of 0.379-380 a good place to start? Midway has 'cast performance' brand 260 gr, 380 diameter, GC bullets.
Thoughts? Recommendations? Other sources for commercial cast bollits? Thanks. WSJ