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    Cast bullet question

    Im am thinking about using 30-06 cast 180 grain bullets in a savage axis but my question is how fast can i make the bullet go and be consitant? I have herd that you need to lower the velocit of cast bullets is that true?

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    Boolit Master
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    I'd use a flat nose design and start at around 1600fps. and work my way up as long as accuracy holds out. I am used to having to try many diff. molds until I get the accuracy I want.

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    Using slow powder I have gotten loads that chronoed 2000 fps. Others here have done much better than that.
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    Boolit Man
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    If you go down the rabbit hole of gas checks and powder coating I have pushed 2700 fps with no leading and decent accuracy.

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    You can be consistent at 500 fps. The question is what do you want to do with the gun? Hunt game, target shoot, small game of just burn lead?
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    Yes, please define your concept of consistent?
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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