This is a discussion on Cast Bullets?? within the .375 & Up forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; I'm new here so bear with me if I display some degree of ignorance in my first-ever post! I'm curious ...
12-31-2011, 07:45 PM #1
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I'm new here so bear with me if I display some degree of ignorance in my first-ever post!
I'm curious if anyone shoots cast bullets in their double-rifles. I am considering a .450/.400 3 1/4 for a 2013-or-14 DG hunt and am wondering about the idea of practicing with it here at my local range to build up some experience with the rifle. I reload for all my other hunting rifles and firearms that I shoot consistently, so it's a thought for the .450/.400, but I'm open to higher knowledge!!
12-31-2011, 07:51 PM #2
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I don't make cast bullets or shoot them. But there are plenty of guys that do just that, so they can shoot for pennies on the dollar.
12-31-2011, 09:07 PM #3
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I use cast bullets for my 45-70 I get them from Laser cast they are a silver alloy bullet no lead to foul your barrel fun to shoot and are harder then solid brass. You can check them out at Home to see if the have what you need.Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.
01-03-2012, 10:10 AM #4
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I use cast bullets in my 416 Rigby for a practice load. I buy them from Montana Cast bullets. The cast loads make excellent, mild practice fodder using Accurate 5744.
01-04-2012, 10:06 AM #5
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I have casted & shot cast bullets in a 45/70 Thompson contender. They should work fine for practice. You might be better off buying them as casting the bigger diameter bullets take a lot of time as the mold gets really hot & to make good cast bullets you need the temperature just right. If you are going to cast them make sure you use a good hard lead alloy. I would suggest using linotype & wheel weights with atleast a 50/50 mixture so you keep the barrell fouling to a minimum.
03-05-2012, 12:20 AM #6
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I cast and shoot lead (wheel weight) bullets in my .375 RUM. They are great for low cost, low recoil practice.
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