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Thread: Cast boolits in a henry big boy?

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    Cast boolits in a henry big boy?

    Hi guys, do any of you shoot cast boolits in the Henry Big Boy rifles ? I'm not sure of the rifling type in the rifles and was thinking of buying a Big Boy in .357 magnum for pistol/rifle caliber long range competition in Cowboy action matches I attend. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks- Olfarmer

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    Boolit Master waco's Avatar
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    My brother has a big boy in 45 Colt. It shoots cast just fine. Lee 452-200-rf
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    My experience is also with a Henry in 45 colt. No problem with cast at all. Quite accurate. No leading with the combinations we were using.

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    Cast shoots fine in my 45 colt and 357. I shoot 180gr in the 357 and 255 in the colt.

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    I only shoot cast bullets in my Henry 45-70. They work great. Also shoot cast in a Ruger 77-357 and lots of different calibers of Handi Rifles. This is after all a cast bullet site. Hard to find a caliber or type of gun that someone here doesn't shoot cast bullets in. Get the Big Boy and join in the fun. Gp

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    My big boy in 357 Magnum seems to love the Lyman/Ideal 358-156 GC. I also have Lee 358-150 RN that works well in the Henry. I also have a couple old boxes of the Hornady 38 cal 140 grain "Cowboy" bullets (cast-- not jacketed) and they do very well in the Henry also.
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    Lead is all I shoot in my Henry BBS 45 Colt. Lee 452-200 rf an 255 rf. Use 50% coww, 50% soww, with 2 % pewter. No leading.

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    My Henry 44mag shoots cast just fine
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    Thats what I was looking for ,Thanks Gents! Ol farmer

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    My 41 mag shoots them from 200 to 265 gr. Never had J words thru it. But then I don't have any of them either.
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    I have a henry 357 and it shoots cast great. I shoot 180 gr rnfp at 1700 fps. It does about 2" at 100.
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    I shoot a BBS Carbine using RCBS 45-230-CM (sized .452) and Unique at 1120 fps. I get decent accuracy for plinking and absolutely no leading.

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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
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