i bought some cast boolits from Cabelas to hold me over until i get my new Lee mold from the group buy im heading.i never shot any cast boolits before just jacketed boolits.these boolits are LBT style boolits from Cast Performance Bullet Company and are a gas checked boolit with a gas check.these are the same boolit that im getting the mold for,a nice 180gr gas checked checked boolit with a big flat nose.
i loaded up some for my 357max 12 inch Contender hand rifle and i started out with 21gr of W296.i seated and crimped the boolit in the crimping grove.when i got to the range i blasted one round into the bank to clear the bore of any oil in the barrel.then i shot a 3 shot group at 50yds.after my first 3 shots i checked the target and i saw a 3 shot group that would measure about 1.75 inchs.on my next 3 shot group i really buckeled down and squezzed the shots off nice and purty.i checked the target and i found a group that was under 1 inch.it was about .75 inch center to center.
i am very happy with the results of the LBT boolits.these boolits are sized at the factory at .358,thats what the box says and are lubed with somekind of blue lube??i dont know what lube they used?
this is what i am thinking so far.when i get my mold all i have to do is make a boolit thats the same as the LBT boolit i got from Cabelas and they should shoot the same.this Lee mold drops a boolit that looks the same and should shoot the same.
what do you think?
i havnt had my barrel slugged yet but it seems to like .358 cast boolits.
would it be save for me to say i need a .358 boolit sizer for my Lee mold boolits?
please and thankyou for reading and helping with my cast boolit adventure