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Thread: AR-15 .223/5.56 Casting ok? or not!

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    Boolit Mold
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    AR-15 .223/5.56 Casting ok? or not!

    I have heard that you cannot use cast bullets in an AR-15 is this true? what if you electroplate the bullets? is there an easy solution?

    I reload my .223, but would like to cut my $/round if I could without ruining my barrel

    Thanks!

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    Shoot straight, keepem in the ten ring.

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    Boolit Master Pee Wee's Avatar
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    they say that because of the gas port. after you run a few hundred FMJs thur and remove any burr that may have occurred when boring the port you can shoot cast thru.
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    All a bunch of Hog-Wash. From some great info, that no one tried. Bottom line cast n shoot. Lot of good threads here on the subject.
    Start CASTING or get off the POT!

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    Wouldn't own one if it couldn't shoot CAST BOOLITS,and I've acumulated 5 somehow.Also,in my Garands and M14s,who da thunk it.
    Will admit that 22cal.gas checks are a challenge some times for old beat up hands.
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    Just type "AR cast" into the "google custom search" window
    There are hundreds of threads filled with experiences, and success, many tips, hints and tricks.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/goog...=1535j439915j8

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
GC Gas Check