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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Cast Bullet Accuracy?

2 calibers,(357 & 44) 4 different revolers I cant seem to find an accurate practice load using basic cast semi wad cutter bullets. Am I expecting too much?
Cast bullets seem to shoot very accurately from my semi's, but i cant get them to shoot well in my revolvers. The only load that shot well was H110, but I dont want to always shoot full power loads. Unique is a powder that seems to do well but not for me. Any suggestions???

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 09:23 PM
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Re: Cast Bullet Accuracy?

to get cast to shoot well they need to be sized to slightly larger than your bore.and plain base bullets without gas checks cannot be pushed hard.also if you are shootin these out of ruger pistols the cylinders are usually smaller than the bore.this is an easy fix with a cylinder hone.just because a 357 shoots a 358 jacketed bullet does not mean a 358 cast will shoot good or a 44 429 jacket bullet might need a 430 cast.cast bullets properly sized and lubed cast can be just as accurate
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Re: Cast Bullet Accuracy?

Bullet hardness is also a factor to consider. Generally, as the load gets lighter, the bullets should get softer. When I cast for light loads, I usually blend wheel weights with pure lead. For my heavier 44 loads, I use straight wheel weights and often drop them from the mold into a bucket of water to make them even harder. Most commercial cast bullets are really hard
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Re: Cast Bullet Accuracy?

Have you tried Mastercast ? I've had good luck with their bullets.

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Re: Cast Bullet Accuracy?

For downloads in the 44 magnum go with 2400 for your powder. It works great for downloads, and also gives good case fill. Even with down loads.

Normaly most accuracy problems concern either the lube you are using or the proper sizing of your bullets to the particular firearm you are using.

Slug your chambers and barrel on what ever you are shooting and size your bullets .001 to .002 over that size. And if you have inconsistencies in your firearm then have it fixed. For example-the above post about having Ruger cylinders honed. Tom.
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