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    I don't have the 311008. My guess is accuracy will go south before leading occurs, but that is bore, alloy, mold, sizing, and lube dependent. If you get leading, try doing the trick of putting a coat of LLA over top of the conventional lube.
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    Thought I'd try some Green Dot loads. 8.5 grains yielded 1578 fps with the 115 grain Lyman 311008. 9 grains gave me 1632 fps, and 9.5 grains bumped it up to 1690 fps. This was at 32 degrees F. Just ran a patch through the bore with some Shooter's Choice and I don't see any lead in there.
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    How was accuracy?
    I give loading advice based on my actual results in factory rifles with standard chambers, twist rates and basic accurizing.
    My goals for using cast boolits are lots of good, cheap, and reasonably accurate shooting, while avoiding overly tedious loading processes.
    The BHN Deformation Formula, and why I don't use it.
    How to find and fix sizing die eccentricity problems.
    Do you trust your casting thermometer?
    A few musings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HangFireW8 View Post
    How was accuracy?
    Same as with Red Dot. I used the same seating depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElCheapo View Post
    Thought I'd try some Green Dot loads. 8.5 grains yielded 1578 fps with the 115 grain Lyman 311008. 9 grains gave me 1632 fps, and 9.5 grains bumped it up to 1690 fps. This was at 32 degrees F. Just ran a patch through the bore with some Shooter's Choice and I don't see any lead in there.
    It sounds to me like you have your small game load figured out. The .30-30 is good in this regard.

    Deer loads with cast in the .30-30 aren't hard either, but you'll want a heavier bullet and slower powder.

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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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