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Old December 18, 2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Looking for lead advice.

Looking for some advice on loading for 45 acp, bullet is cast from zinc.

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Old December 18, 2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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zinc

Does that stuff really shoot?
more to the point will it not bounce off a paper target?
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Old December 18, 2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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Something about a 114g bullet in a 45ACP just don’t seem right. I would just use lead.
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Old December 18, 2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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From what limited information I can find it is very effective close range but looses velocity and energy very fast. Not really interested in doing 45 acp but more of a learning tool for future 300 blackout casting. I have a 45 acp mold that I don't use so it became the guinea pig for this project.

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Old December 18, 2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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Old December 18, 2012, 09:28 PM   #6
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Does it cast at the right diameter? I figured it would cast small.

I've thought about making zinc #4 buckshot to use on geese, but aint had the time yet. And I need to talk to a game warden to see how I could prove it was'nt lead. The local warden here knows I cast.
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Old December 19, 2012, 01:26 AM   #7
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We'll all be casting zinc before long.
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