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Thread: Will an undersized, out of round bullet bump up?

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2006
    East TN
    If I had your mold I would cast with WW alloy, PC them, size and load. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to delve into the PC opportunities.

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    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2017
    I've had this exact scenario. I have a 330 grain SSK for 44 magnum that drops slightly out of round, .429"x.431". As cast, and sized/lubed in a .431" die, I never got the accuracy I wanted. This also left a minor amount of lead. Beagling the mold, I can get them to drop .430"x.431" (that's right, they become more round). Leading goes away, and accuracy is improved. Some other tests with multiple layers on the mold have produced even better results. One day I'd like to lap that mold so it drops at least .432".

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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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