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Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

#16 Post by les1234 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:21 pm

That Graf sale disappointed me, too. But I did get some Goex 1F, O.Eynsford 1.5F, and some Graf brand skirmish to experiment for plinking loads.

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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

#17 Post by HectorFuego » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:55 am

Here's an article that may help. I use it a lot when loading cast bullets. Works pretty good.

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthr ... es-Article

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#18 Post by roverboy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm

Theres some really intelligent guys over at cast boolits. They really know there stuff.

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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

#19 Post by les1234 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:50 pm

Mark, you can go over to the Castboolits website and find the whole article by CE Harris about "the load", I think it's in the Military calibers reloading section.

And, it's handy that you can make your own sizers. I've not had any success yet with any of my Enfields (SMLE, P-14 and No-4), but all I have read says size the bullet to the largest size that will chamber freely, and not to the groove diameter. Largest sizer I have is .312, and all I get is tumbling. They're on my "one of these days" list.

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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

#20 Post by noylj » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:52 am

My experience loading my own cast bullets over the years:
Fit and Lube trumps everything else.
1-2% tin is all I ever needed for mold fill-out and saw no other reason to worry about tin (unless you wanted a lighter or larger diameter as-cast bullet). Antimony and arsenic as needed for BHN.
If I am shooting over 1500fps, I need a bullet over 13 BHN or a gas check.
Some bores, despite having a groove diameter of, say, 0.455", need 0.458" lead bullets to not lead. No idea why, but I use what my barrel tells me it wants.
I gave up sizing bullets about 4 decades ago and only shoot as-cast. I found that accuracy improved with using as-cast bullets.
I like LLA, but some object to the smell. You only need a very light (almost invisible) coating.
Red Dot, Unique, and 2400 are excellent cast bullet powders.

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Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

#21 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 am

I will have to try some unsized bullets. I might have to try red dot as well.

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