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    alloy for 41 Rem Mag rifle

    So far all of my casting has been done for 45acp low velocity loads. The lead I'm using is approximately 96-2-2 and I'm using White Labels BAC lube. I have a large amount of this alloyed up already. I'm really wanting to get a Henry Big Boy in 41mag to just play with and shoot some lever action silhouette. What kind of velocity can I push my existing alloy? I have no problem with changing alloy just wondering if what I have is suitable for this new venture. If someone can suggest an alloy mix I have the alloy calculator and plenty of monotype, linotype, and tin to achieve whatever is suggested.

    Thanks in advance!
    Scott

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    Your alloy of 96-2-2 should work fine. Bullet fit is more important than hardness. Try to slug your barrel and size your bullets .001 or .002 larger and you should get good results. Velocity? You should be able to load this alloy with proper bullet fit up to the limits of the cartridge. But don't be surprised if best accurate is at lower speeds that that.

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    96-2-2 is about what COWW is, if you added 1.5% tin

    This may help you.
    http://www.lasc.us/CastBulletNotes.htm

    about halfway down the page is:
    "Approximate "Maximum" Chamber Pressure For Lead Alloys (PSI)"

    Wheel weights / clip-on (air-cooled alloy)
    25,000 - Non-Magnum handgun loads, Rifles to 1,900 fps

    Quench-cast WW (dropped from mould into cool water or heat treated)
    48,000 - Magnum handgun & rifles to 2,200 fps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty bullseye shooter View Post
    So far all of my casting has been done for 45acp low velocity loads. The lead I'm using is approximately 96-2-2 and I'm using White Labels BAC lube. I have a large amount of this alloyed up already. I'm really wanting to get a Henry Big Boy in 41mag to just play with and shoot some lever action silhouette. What kind of velocity can I push my existing alloy? I have no problem with changing alloy just wondering if what I have is suitable for this new venture. If someone can suggest an alloy mix I have the alloy calculator and plenty of monotype, linotype, and tin to achieve whatever is suggested.

    Thanks in advance!
    Scott
    Scott,
    if you get a 41 Big Boy Henry, Let me know how yours feeds your handloads.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...ssy&highlight=

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