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View Poll Results: Best Cast Boolit Caliber?

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  • 17 cal

    0 0%
  • 20 cal

    0 0%
  • 22 cal

    1 0.38%
  • .243/6 mm

    0 0%
  • 25 cal

    0 0%
  • 6.5mm

    3 1.15%
  • .270

    1 0.38%
  • 7mm

    1 0.38%
  • 30 cal

    55 21.07%
  • 32 cal

    5 1.92%
  • 8mm

    2 0.77%
  • 8mm Large (0.329)

    0 0%
  • 338 cal

    0 0%
  • 35 cal

    37 14.18%
  • 9.3mm

    4 1.53%
  • 38 cal

    47 18.01%
  • 40 cal

    2 0.77%
  • 44 cal (.427-.430)

    52 19.92%
  • 45 cal

    97 37.16%
  • .475 cal

    3 1.15%
  • 50 cal+

    3 1.15%
  • other

    4 1.53%
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Thread: The absolute best cast boolit caliber/cartridge?

  1. #61
    Boolit Bub dbmjr1's Avatar
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    I voted .45 Cal. I've a goodly supply of lead. The heavier the cast bullet, the greater the savings over purchasing projectiles.

    That said, I cast for many other calibers. The only caliber I reload, that I don't cast for, is .25 ACP. That just seems fruitless at the price per projectile.

  2. #62
    Boolit Master
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    if it don't throw 350 grains or more , it's really just a noise maker LOL. (Sorry but I've got a love jones for big bores)

  3. #63
    well i wanted but couldn't but if i could of i would had voted for two in which the one i did for is the 30c in which i shoot cast boolits in my 30-30 and i love it! but i also load and cast the 45 colt for my two rifles and pistols and i cast a 250gr lead bullet and so my two favorites are 30-30 and 45 colt for cast bullets!!

  4. #64
    Boolit Master dh2's Avatar
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    I had to go with the 9.3mm because only my second attempt at casting for rifles and my 9.3 x 62mm Mauser started giving me one inch groups with very little trial and era to get it figured out , that really got me to seeing a cast bollit cast do pretty much any thing that a j-word will for hunting around here, the .375 H&H Mag. not much behind it.

  5. #65
    Boolit Master Grmps's Avatar
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    this is like asking "who makes the best truck"

  6. #66
    Boolit Master catboat's Avatar
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    “Best” for what? Hunting? Target/groups? Pistol? Plinking?

    .30 cal, .358 cal rifle / pistol , .44 cal, .452- 45 acp/ .458>>45-70. That’s my answer.

  7. #67
    44 mag/spl and the 444 marlin
    What are you doin' down here
    We don't like your kind boy, do I make myself clear
    Better take your earing back where you belong
    We don't like your kind, so you'd better move on
    We just don't mingle with the folks from the town
    You laugh at us rednecks and you put us all down
    You said you're from college, but you don't seem too Bright
    Cause you just brought a switchblade to a pistol Fight

    "Move On" - Chris Knight

  8. #68
    Boolit Master pls1911's Avatar
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    I defaulted to .30 cal, but could have easily gone for .45 or .35.
    The question as stated was somewhat ambivalent...
    Best for what?
    Handguns?
    Rifles?
    Buffalo or bunny rabbits?
    I had a friend who enjoyed popping big grasshoppers with a .45 ACP, so perhaps the ambivalence is in my own mind...
    Salvaging old Marlins is not a pasttime...it's a passion

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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