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Post by Hornet1 Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:45 pm

About time for me to purchase some more bullets.  Looking at a few mfg's 200lswc offerings.  Does anyone have any experience with Crown Bullets out of Florida? How about GT bullets from Georgia? GT bullets has a 200lswc with a flat base which from what I have read is really good for 50yd accuracy. The last 2 are Falcon Bullets and Hotshot bullets.  If you have used any of these and have any opinion please respond.  By the way, all of these have a website.
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Post by james r chapman Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:45 pm

I've always been impressed with the performance of the Magnus bullets...
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Post by Rob Kovach Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:13 pm

I've shot several "no name" 200gr LSWC bullets from different casters after shooting only ZERO flat base bullets.  I am still shooting mid 90s at the 50 yard line even with the beveled base generic bullets.  I don't think there is any real need to seek out exotic lead.  Shoot what you can find.
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Post by noylj Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:43 pm

I prefer, in order:
Zero 200gn swaged L-SWC
Precision Bullets 200gn swaged moly-koted L-SWC
13-15 BHN mastercastbullets.com 200gn cast L-SWC
PowderVally, at least previously this week, had the Zero bullets in stock.

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Post by SMBeyer Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:35 am

Penn are supposed to be good.  Guys around here shoot Laser Cast and Missouri Bullet Co and like them.
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Post by AllAces Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:59 am

Penn Bullets 200 gr LSWC in target grade shoot very well for me. Very consistent for a cast bullet.  Talk to Bob Palermo at Penn, he's been casting bullets for a long time.
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Post by saleen322 Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:27 am

I have shot Mastercast, Precision Cast, High Tech, Flightline, Magnus, and some others I can't remember I'm sure. I had decent luck with all except some Flightline (which I hear they are out of business anyway??). However if I had to chose just one, it would be Penn and it would not take a lot of thinking about it.

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Post by Hornet1 Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:29 am

Thanks for the help.

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Post by DavidR Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:41 am

Terry Labbe who owns Magnus is a shooter and a high master, he shot a 2650+ using his 200 gr, model 802s at LL and his 185 button nose at the SL, his loads are published in the sticky at the top of the ammo topic. I have tested his 200s several times and all produced sub 2'' groups at 50 yards off the bench.
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Post by John Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:11 am

All comments are about BUYING bullets.  What ever happened to casting one's own.  Advantages are large savings over store bought projectiles and with a little practice and a good mold, bullets that are more accurate than the mass produced bullets.  In a few years the cost of equipment,amortized over time, will seem negligible.   John

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Post by DavidR Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:43 am

if you have the means to cast you can  make very accurate bullets i have a friend that does, but its a lot of time and work.
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Post by Jack H Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:14 am

I do not have the time to shoot as much as I should let alone cast.  In a couple years I might join the old phooter ranks.
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Post by Wes Lorenz Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:06 pm

John wrote:All comments are about BUYING bullets.  What ever happened to casting one's own.  Advantages are large savings over store bought projectiles and with a little practice and a good mold, bullets that are more accurate than the mass produced bullets.  In a few years the cost of equipment,amortized over time, will seem negligible.   John
Hi John,
Because I've learned so much from you and am now casting very good bullets..............could you, when time permits, post the best practice of "casting your own"? I Know we would all benefit!!!
Thanks for your help & encouragement  in the past,
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Post by s1120 Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:34 am

Wes Lorenz wrote:
John wrote:All comments are about BUYING bullets.  What ever happened to casting one's own.  Advantages are large savings over store bought projectiles and with a little practice and a good mold, bullets that are more accurate than the mass produced bullets.  In a few years the cost of equipment,amortized over time, will seem negligible.   John
Hi John,
Because I've learned so much from you and am now casting very good bullets..............could you, when time permits, post the best practice of "casting your own"? I Know we would all benefit!!!
Thanks for your help & encouragement  in the past,
Scott
I hope its not agenst the forms policy but jump on over to the Castboolets web site. Lots of great reading over there, and some super info for all those looking to load, cast, or shoot lead bullets.

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Post by Bubba Blaster Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:01 am

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

Best and most complete guide I've found.

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Post by DavidR Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:14 pm

No its fine, we are all here on the quest for knowledge!!
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