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Old June 1, 2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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New to casting

http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/bu...68e14.jpg.html Anybody see something wrong with this newbees foder? Tis rcbs 44-240-swc.
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Old June 1, 2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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They look great to me.

Casting bullets is another notch in the handle. I cast all of the pistol bullets I shoot.
.357 & 38 Special, 9mm, .40 S&W, 45 Colt. Hollow point, round nose, round nose flat point and semi wad cutter.
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Old June 1, 2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Welcome to the affliction! Couldn't get the pics to download but if all the corners are filled out, bases are sharp and weights are consistent you did just fine!
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Old June 1, 2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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When it comes time to crimping it may be a little messy.

The crimp grooves are full of lube.
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Old June 1, 2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Shouldn't be a problem. I always play with seating depth anyway; and that particular revolver might like the bullets crimped above the crimp groove.
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Old June 1, 2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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I use a very light crimp on most of my revolver loads. The 25-20 gets no crimp at all. Be aware that if you use the Lee FCD, you can size boolits down to where they're undersized and inaccurate.
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Old June 2, 2013, 07:07 AM   #7
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The crimp grooves are full of lube.
And the bottom lube groove has no lube. How did you manage that?
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Old June 2, 2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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The bullets themselves look maaahvelous.

Lube in the crimp groove won't matter, nor will lack of it
matter in the last/gas check groove. (Like ShootTest,
however, how'd you do that?)

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Old June 2, 2013, 09:35 AM   #9
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Hope this picture link works, Wow, I had no ideal that the gas check groove was intended for lube! I made the die to fill the two grooves as pictured. Guess its back to the blackboard! Thanks to everyone for the critic, good bad or indifferent It is all good when your learning!http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/bu...tml?sort=3&o=0

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Old June 2, 2013, 09:44 AM   #10
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Guess its back to the blackboard!
No, don't worry about it.
It's not needed.



NOTE: The actual mechanism of protecting the bullet from leading is dark magic
But these guys probably have it down best:

"bullet lube is pumped from the lube groove to the barrel surface by
compression, linear acceleration and radial acceleration. In addition, lube
is injected forward during the firing process, as the result of high-pressure gas
leakage into the lube groove. This injection process forms a floating fluid gasket
around the bullet, and serves to limit gas cutting and is a kind of ballistic
stop-leak.Hard lubes must first melt before they can be pumped or injected
by any of these mechanisms."

http://www.lasc.us/fryxelllubecastbullets.htm

Incidentally, http://www.lasc.us is probably the BEST overall source of cast bullet info anywhere.

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