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    Toughness of PCd bullets - photos

    I dug few of my cast bullets from a tree trunk that I occasionally use as target holder, you know walking with my hunting dog in the woods....shooting from field position...photos prove toughness/bonding of polyester coating.

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    All the bullets found today were shoot 6-12 months ago. I am adding few photos from few months ago...same trunk.

    MP copy of H&G#503, MP HG#278 and 357-130 NLG

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    Well Done!!!
    Boolits !!!!! Does that mean what I think it do? It do!

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    I like photos like that and nice groups by the way , informal shooting and having fun is what it is all about for me , I prefer solitude and small groups of close friends or family to events and all the noise and people , thank you for the post and pictures .

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    Looks good.
    Plenty accurate & ya got the speed up.
    I'd keep that combination of everything and even hunt small stuff with it.
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    Impressive how much of the PC remains in the sharp grooves the rifling makes.
    I would have thought it would be all worn away
    Thanks for posting/starting this thread
    Size/Prime a few cases when starting off with a progressive and put them aside. You can plug them back into the process when a bad/odd case screws up the priming station and continue loading.

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    You have the proof you know how to make a polymer jacket. Looks like your shooting ain't too shabby either.

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    The neat thing about those reclaimed bullets is they come with saw dust already installed. No need to add more.

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    Thanks to all for nice words, I do go to proper shooting range often but its impossible to recover any bullets so photo of that tree trunk was just to show from where they were recovered.

    Distance was 7yards and I put 15 rounds into left target and 11 into right target standing on uneven ground, 9mm G17.

    Back to PC toughness; I passed by another place where I do from time to time set some target and found one bullet laying on the ground. It was shoot on October 19 by my lady friend, .357 Ruger Blackhawk with MP 358-165 Larsen. She can shoot! See target.

    Ah. Almost forgot-The bullet

    And few 220grs HP recovered from paper.

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    Blue HP is awesome, is that from a 300BLK AR? subsonic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig556r View Post
    Blue HP is awesome, is that from a 300BLK AR? subsonic?
    Both Purple (High SB/Sn alloy) and Blue (20:1) were around 1350fps. Bolt action RAR.

    Green - subsonic, 1000fps

    Solid - subsonic, didnt have GC

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    Those non-gc subs mushroomed well, last pic indicate rifling engaged only the bottom third of the boolit.
    Need to get one of them mold for my RAR & AR pistols. Nice work, now shoot 'em suppressed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig556r View Post
    , last pic indicate rifling engaged only the bottom third of the boolit!
    This is how they were designed; base not protruding below neck, designed for smooth feeding without problems with stacking in magazines

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    Good show. Same with my slugs. My boolits (the ones I CAN find!!!!) look like they have been to Hades and back. Cracked/split/splattered/broken.......but the PC is still in tact!!!!! that proves if a polymer jacket is applied and cured properly, it is the best thing since sliced bread for us shooters. No greasy mess or barrels to de-lead. Just good clean fun shootin'!

    banger

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    how are yous getting the bearing surface to be completely clean and not black at all. looks like you shot it from a clean new barrel with compressed air.

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    Toughness of PCd bullets - photos

    Few more from 2018, I was playing with 311410 with alloys from pure lead (blue) pure lead with 5%tin and pure with 10%tin (Green) from subsonic velocity to 1400fps.


    Last to first
    314-140 Sledgehammer with penta HP pins
    HG#275 9 mm, yellow
    432-423 green
    432-423 purple
    432-640 Devastator (PC in cavity after expansion)
    311-410 yellow / green

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    Great photos. They really show the PC doing it's thing and doing it well.

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    Agreed, great photos and good job on the PC.

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    Two new, fresh from the log, #503

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