|March 14, 2012, 06:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: August 15, 2011
Location: Chesterton Ind.
after reading all winter long about reloading I will be using SNS casting's bullets.
here is there advertisment of the mix and BHN.
Our alloy is factory mix of 92% lead 6% Antimony 2% Tin. All bullets are lubed and sized and ready to load!!
They state that there BHN is about 17
I will be reloading 45acp and 357 mag. and I will be using titegroup powder.
Will these bullets be ok for the powder type I am using or is there a bettor powder to use for both calibers
Last edited by Old 454; March 14, 2012 at 09:01 PM.
|March 14, 2012, 08:08 PM||#2|
Join Date: August 1, 2007
Location: Tabor City , NC.
Too hard for the 45acp & will work well in the 357 at mid to full loads
Size is King , Hardness is Queen & Lube is the Joker !!!!
measure cyls. & bores & order .001" over.
|March 14, 2012, 10:25 PM||#5|
Join Date: January 28, 2012
Location: Puget Sound
It's harder than I normally cast, but it is less than Linotype and just a bit harder than the often used Lyman No 2 Alloy.
Lead: 5 on the Brinell Hardness Scale (BHN)
Wheel Weights: About 12 BHN
Lyman No 2: 15 BHN
Linotype: 22 BHN
For revolvers and the 45 ACP, I have great success with wheel weights (often fluxed and cast as is) with a bit of tin or Linotype added to help the castability of the alloy.
With all that said, I've had pretty good luck with some pretty hard commercially cast bullets like the Oregon Trail bullets in the 45 ACP.
Good luck with your new loading project Old 454. I don't have a lot of experience with Tightgroup powder, but it looks to be right in the ball park for you.
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