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Thread: HG #38 Ness Safety Bullet

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    Far Nth Qld Australia

    HG #38 Ness Safety Bullet

    Well had a bit of trouble casting these but the mould may have been just hot enough for a start.
    Had one big pin in and the penta point in the other.
    They came off pretty easy but my spruce cutting/ twisting /Turning over upside down etc was a bit "unco" and I lost the plot after a while.
    I think I only cast 20 useable bullets but mostly wrinkly.
    I have to sort myself out before, I get every thing hot again and a preheat temp set-up.
    The big pin started sticking and I never got it hot again after that.
    Down the range for a quick play and a bit of a shot.
    Using my load for plainbase bullets in the 30-30.
    Not bad considering.
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    Filled deep cavity with wax 50yds.
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    Deep cavity as cast 50 yards
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    Penta pin 50 yards.
    Good considering just a slip fit into the case and no load development done using rejects.
    I think I’m going to like this mould.
    Wonder what the B.C. Would be?
    Last edited by barrabruce; 06-08-2019 at 02:40 AM.

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    Nice group. What's the load data?

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    Load data is.
    Well used 30-30 brass.
    Cleaned every year or two.
    Outside wiped with ed’s Red on cloth to clean off any goop.
    Only ever slightly neck sized in lee whack’em die honed out to just size most brass to 0.310".
    Open to 0.312" with expander tool.
    Bullets heated and rolled in tin of 60/40 beeswax/vasalene .
    Sized in 0.311"Lee die nose first to clean up outside surface.
    Seated by hand out long and let the gun sort out the final depth.
    Dipper of 4.6 grn bullseye but backed of to 4.2 gns to see if there was any difference in sound.
    Didn’t seem to crack at the noisey range.
    I use a light fluffy Dacron filler to position the powder on the cci lrp.
    Shot with rifle held over bench with rolled up towel under fore arm with a 1.5-4.5x power scope.
    It was wet and cold miserable 20 deg c winters day with only mostly light lazy breeze (cuts through you instead or going round)one could see the strength though the constant drizzle rain with the threat of the target dripping off the backer.
    It made the stickers fuzzy and out of focus.
    I had only 4 cups of good sipping coffee that morning and a triple shot milk coffee drink while going to the range.
    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by barrabruce; 06-08-2019 at 07:18 PM.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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