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Old November 10, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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loading cast boolits

anyone else loading cast boolits in .22 caliber?
Im starting to load for 22 hornet, 223 and 222 using 224415 lyman single cavity mold. using wheel weights enhanced with 50/50 plumbers solder and adding some pure antimony for hardness
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Old November 10, 2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Careful with the 50/50 plumbers solder ,much over 4% tin is a waste as it won`t harden the alloy any further ,but the lino will.

I cast for my 243s & find the smaller fast twisted bores a bit challenging.

Good luck & be patient. Go `bout it methodically.

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Old November 10, 2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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thanks GP. hornet seems to digest them well, but I was wondering about my 1/9 .223 26 inch barrel shooting them. 222 is 1/14 i think shorter barrel and wont shoot higher velocity too well
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Old November 12, 2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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For everything except hunting, I use straight WW. Cheaper and easier.

Everyone seems to love the hornet with cast bullets. I cant find one.

I have played with 223 and 223 WSSM. Aint got the WSSM fine tuned yet, about 1.5" or so at 50yds. Thats a tuff cal to cast for.

Going to start on 220 swift and 222 hopefully soon.

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