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Post by John on Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:55 pm

The replies on my last comment about casting one's own bullets indicate either "not enough time" or "lack of lead at reasonable price"  as the main reason for buying the product. 
 
Next comment to hopefully elicit numerous responses---

One has to be extremely intelligent to be able to reload .45 ammunition that will  NOT  shoot X ring at 25 yards!!!!!!!! Following three tests are an example.
#1--- Loaded 185 gr. H & G #130 with 3 gr. of bullseye. (Occasional jams!) Group size --1 inch at 25 yards- 10 shots
#2--- Loaded once fired, jacketed bullets (picked up at Perry in grass) 3 grains of Bullseye--25 yards-10 shots in 2 inches---9 shots in 1 1/4 inches
#3--- Loaded 5 different manufacturers cases with 200 gr. H & G # 68 bullet and 4 grains of Bullseye.  All cases split 1/2 to 3/4 of length.  50 yard group - 2 1/2 inches.  25 yard group- 1 inch. 
Hopefully a suggestion or two that I might try in my spare time!!  (Load bullet in case backwards???)
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Post by Steve B on Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:40 pm

You actually loaded and shot used bullets?

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Post by davekp on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Watch this guy. He is baiting for inane discussion. Don't take him too seriously.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:36 pm

I liked the original post.  It's funny.

I agree that .45 is a very forgiving load and most anyone can make accurate ammo--even with split cases.

I shoot em!

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Post by GrumpyOldMan on Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:38 pm

Yeah, try MIXING the split cases with undamaged ones. I predict vertical spread out the wazoo.

For anyone who has never been to Perry (or heard such reports as this--I went in HP Rifle many moons ago, which takes place after Pistol), the pistol firing long lines are back where the 600- or 1000-yard lines are for rifle. As I understand it, the short line is just 25 yards forward from there. So you have quite a bit of distance for those pistol bullets to fly past the targets, slow down, and fall to the grass. I seem to remember finding more between the rifle 300 and 600-yard lines on the ranges I shot on, which were 1000-yard compatible.

It was actually quite rare to find a hardball bullet that showed any "damage" or deformity beyond the rifling marks.

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Post by Dave C. on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:23 pm

John:

   I am thrilled that there is about 3500 miles between you and I.
If I had some one shooting next to me at a match with such poor ammo you can bet that one of us would be moving to another firing point.  If not I would leave the match.

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Post by aloreman on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:57 pm

Want to try something fun run a 45 lswc thru a 3006. I would have no worries shooting next to him

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Post by DeweyHales on Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:45 pm

I seem to remember reading about Ed Masaki loading cracked cases.  He found that the rounds went into the same group at 50 as regular cases.

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Post by Jack H on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:19 pm

Steve B wrote:You actually loaded and shot used bullets?
Do not worry.  John experiments.  He knows his stuff.

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Post by John on Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:53 am

" I am thrilled that there is about 3500 miles between you and I.
If I had some one shooting next to me at a match with such poor ammo you can bet that one of us would be moving to another firing point.  If not I would leave the match."

Dave C.

Not to worry Dave.  The tests with the once fired bulets and the test with the split cases was done on a machine rest with no one around  except me. Personally I do not see any danger with loading these rounds.  As to the first test with 3 grains of Bullseye I did use this load on the line BUT with a few jams because the load was so light.  I increased the powder to 3.2 grains.   All matches fired at the time were "no alibi".  This load worked well IF I kept a stiff arm and solid wrist.   

Still waiting for a load suggestion that will not shoot X ring at 25 yards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  John

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Post by Jack H on Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:50 am

It would take something majorly wrong with the barrel or crown for real bad shooting at 25yds.  I loaded some reject 185gr lead from a commercial caster (W.Meyers,  John)The base circumferences were incomplete filled on most of them.  I kind of expected to shoot knuckle balls.  But offhand at 25 they would clean the TF target.

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Post by Steve B on Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:43 pm

Jack H wrote:
Steve B wrote:You actually loaded and shot used bullets?
Do not worry.  John experiments.  He knows his stuff.
I noticed you didn't specify what kind of stuff he knows.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:51 pm

I think that John is trying to say that if you aren't cleaning your targets at the short line, it's not the ammo's fault.

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Post by Steve B on Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:31 pm

John,
Please do not take my statement that I'm suggesting that you're not knowledgeable.  After i caught on I was trying to add to the humor, just not very good at it.

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Post by GrumpyOldMan on Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:39 am

Steve:

Usually I consider a bad attempt at humor to be better than a good attempt at being a butt-wad.

Shall I leave it to your imagination whether yours fell into the "usual" bin???

What happens between 25 and 50? Does the Accuracy Fairy just get bored sometimes and wander off???

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