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Thread: Bullet trouble

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    Bullet trouble

    Hello i just joined this sight, so i just slugged my m91/30 mn and it came up as .316 and i wpuld like to get a mold and reload for it but i dont know what mold i would need and what size bullet i would need to use -billy

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    Boolit Master

    Larry Gibson's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    Noe 316299

    You might want to slug aor chamber cast the chamber neck to make sure a .316 bullet seated in the case will chamber.
    Larry Gibson

    “Deficient observation is merely a form of ignorance and responsible for the many morbid notions and foolish ideas prevailing.”
    ― Nikola Tesla

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    Rcmaveric's Avatar
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    Jacksonville, FL
    I second the chamber cast idea. Lets you know your throat diameters.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
    ~Theodore Roosevelt~

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    Boolit Master
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    CBE out of Australia made me a nice .316 bullet that otherwise is a copy of 314299, they have alot of experience with those oversize bores in their Lee Enfield .303s, where bore diameters are all over the place.

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    Living in Georgia but from Texas
    A pound cast is easy to do and very accurate, I've done about 5 or 6 without issue, just remember to put a cleaning patch between the lead and the metal rod before you start pounding and to oil the chamber and bore.

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    Boolit Master Victor N TN's Avatar
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    Between Knoxville and Oak Ridge TN
    Look in the chamber and throat area very good. If there is a lot of pitting, you may have a hard time getting the casting out. I did a chamber casting for a friend on an old Spanish mauser. Yes I looked and saw it was pitted. It just didn't ring in my head. After ruining 2 cleaning rods, I ended up melting it out. I'm glad it was Bismuth.
    Be careful,

    Life member NRA
    In regard to the avatar I made jacketed benchrest rifle bullets for several years. I do on occasion made a few thousand. But I don't do it EVERY DAY anymore.

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    Boolit Master Idaho Mule's Avatar
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    Viola, Idaho
    NOE makes a very nice 316299. Shoots well from my 303's. As Larry said, make sure your throat will accept .316, but I suspect it will. JW

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    Boolit Master
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    B.C. Canada
    Pounding out a chamber cast using a cleaning rod is likely not the best idea. Use a solid (preferably brass) rod. There is very little strength in most cleaning rods.

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