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Thread: WTT, looking for some heavy bullets for the 45-70 to try in 450 bushmaster

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    WTT, looking for some heavy bullets for the 45-70 to try in 450 bushmaster

    I looking for some heavy bullets to try in the 450 bushmaster for loading subsonic loads. I'm hoping that using a longer and heavy bullet will help reduce the case capacity and get me closer to a subsonic loading. I have some very nice 45cal hollow points, and several small lots of brass. I would like bullets about 400grs
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    How heavy? I have 400gr. spritzer.
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    What diameter?

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    I’m pretty sure the Bushmaster is designed for .452 dia. not .458
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    I will be sizing down to .454

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    got some 500gr that drop at .458 they are 1 in 20 alloy

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    I have some 540 gr gc fn Saeco #020

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    I will be casting soon as I have a mold due here today. Ill cast & weigh from that mistery mold and see what it drops. (I know its .460 but can be sized smaller)

    Ooh my The LEE 460-425 RD is a loaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwlongshot View Post
    I will be casting soon as I have a mold due here today. Ill cast & weigh from that mistery mold and see what it drops. (I know its .460 but can be sized smaller)

    Ooh my The LEE 460-425 RD is a loaner.

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    Thanks CW that bullet looks great.
    I have asked Jared at Arsenal molds to make a 400gr, tumble lube, plain base bullet, with the same nose dimensions as the NOE bushmaster bullet from the group buy. Waiting for a email from him.

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    Looks like its under 400 by a bit. Click image for larger version. 

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    After powder coat it will proabably be right around 400gr. What does it weigh naked?

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    Of coarse dependent on alloy. But says 385 its. Reports are mostly lil heavier. Know for sure soon enough!

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    Any results

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    I cast up a couple dozen. They drop @ 460. & weigh just under 385.

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    I have some noe 405 wfn sized 458 with bullshop lotak and checked with gator checks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwlongshot View Post
    I cast up a couple dozen. They drop @ 460. & weigh just under 385.

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    Sorry I'm looking for bullets I can powder coat.

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