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Thread: 311-175-FN 2 cavity PB (Saeco #315)

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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    southern Illinois

    311-175-FN 2 cavity PB (Saeco #315)

    Anyone have the plain base version of the Saeco 315? How does it do in 30-30 and 308 and such.

    Here is the NOE version...

    Thanks, Dale

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    Feb 2009
    Far Nth Qld Australia
    It will does outstanding at 50 yrds with my 30-30 single shot
    As cast.
    Acww alloy
    Drip lubed in 50/50 bw and vaselene or simple lube.
    Pinch of dacron.
    Any half decent primer. cci
    Short cases unsized just sitting in the neck with a good chamfer so it stays put and seats into the lands etc.
    I think 4 gnrs bullseye but I upped the charge so they would group with the appropriate elevation at 300 yrds.
    I lost my data in a smart phone crash.

    I would use this hunting either breach seated or fixed if I could find a holder to stop the lubed bullet falling out or dust and pocket lint getting on the lubed bullet.

    Could bring on another level of excitement if a misplaced shot on a big pig and a quick reload is in order.
    Maybe two spares holding in my mouth in case a bullet falls out.

    I guess they shoot things with muzzle loaded black powder too.
    But at least they have the benefit of a smoke screen for protection.

    hope it helps.
    Last edited by barrabruce; 12-15-2017 at 04:17 AM.

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    Boolit Master pls1911's Avatar
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    CowTown... PantherCity... Texas
    Out of several molds (RCBS 165 SIL, Lyman 31141, RanchDog 165), the SAECO #316 remains about my favorite .30 cal bullet.
    I casts about .312 from my alloy, when sized to .310 feeds easily in any 30-30 I've encountered, including early pre-microgroove Marlins and sloppy chambered Savage 340 bolt actions. I no longer weigh bullets from this old 4 cavity mold, as I've never found a variance greater than +/- .2 grain between cavities even in extended casting sessions.
    While I prefer larger meplats, this bullet kills on par with any others as noted "6 pigs in 60 seconds" noted in a prior post.
    Salvaging old Marlins is not a's a passion

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