It's been along time coming and they're still a little rough around the edges but, I'm almost there.
A while back I figured out how to make up some Synthetic-Bullet-Tips for my hollow pointed cast bullets. It took a bit of work but I finally got them installed and functioning without any glitches.
I then set about trying to make up some Boat-Tailed Gas-Checks. That too took a bit of doing but, I only recently got to where I could make these specialized Gas-Checks repeatedly and concentrically.
My long range goal was to make a "Long Range" cast hunting bullet for my 30 caliber rifles. The combination of a cast bullet with a "Cup-Pointed" nose wearing a Synthetic-Tip and a Boat-Tailed Gas-Check seemed like a sound idea to me.
Today I finally got some samples put together.
Will they shoot??? Well, back when I was developing the Synthetic-Tips I tested enough of them that I can confidently say, YES; they will shoot.
I have yet to try any bullets wearing these new Boat-Tailed Gas-Checks; or a combination of the Tips and the Checks. I've just been waiting to get some free time so that I can drive to the range. It's about thirty miles away as the crow flies.
These cast bullets are what I would call 21st Century Cast Bullets. I'm hoping that by integrating the two main features of your average Boat-Tailed jacketed bullet, these specialty add-ons will enhance the ballistic coefficient enough to be close to competitive with their jacketed counter parts.
I don't actually have a hollow pointed bullet mold for this specific cast bullet. I just couldn't resist turning/cutting the tips off of a few existing cast bullets, drilling a shallow cup point and installing the Synthetic-Tips. I just wanted to see what they'd look like.
They looked just like I dreamed they'd look. Now I hope they'll shoot just like I dreamed they'd shoot.
I thought I'd post a picture of them on this particular section of this forum because it seems to get many more views from more segments of the various interest groups of bullet casters. The full write up of my Boat-Tailed Gas-Checks is in another section of this forum; as is the write up of the Synthetic-Bullet-Tips.
I hope you find them as interesting as I have.