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Thread: Gould HP

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    Boolit Buddy bishopgrandpa's Avatar
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    Gould HP

    Is the nose of the Gould HP wide enough to take a conical HP pin? Would the conical allow it to open at a lower velocity or with a softer bhn more than a straight pin?

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    Boolit Master
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    NE Ohio
    My Lyman 457122 is pour from 30/1, pb/sn and loaded over blackpowder. Expansion has never been a problem.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    SW Virginia
    I cast my Gould HP's out of 95/2.5/2.5 alloy and they expand well with the stock pin.

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    Apr 2005
    Southern Arizona
    The meplat will take a #1 drill, 0.228 and still have a little bit of flat before the ogive starts.

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    Katy, Texas
    I cast my HP's out of soft lead as pure as I can get. Once it is properly powder coated and cured the alloy is running on the polymer jacket as fast as I wish to push it.

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    Central Connecticut
    I agree expansion is NOT a issue with pin that comes with the mold. It’s all about the alloy.

    Bullet designed for under 1400 FPS.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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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