A Few Comments On Cast Bullet Alloys By Glen E

Lead Free Bullet Casting Alloy - RotoMetals

This ratio of~ 87.25% Bismuth, 0.75% Antimony and 12% Tin is the best ratio we have come up with as a substitute for lead. This alloy melts at about 395 F and is best cast or poured at about 500F. Testing the hardness with a Lee Hardness Testing Kit, we came up with an average of 19.3 on the Brinnell Hardness Scale, although there was a range during the testing.

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Casting with range scraps | The High Road

Aug 12, 2014· Cast Bullet Notes The Cast Bullet / Hunting Articles Of Glen E. Fryxell In fact all of that material is available in PDF form, that you can download and print out into a nice booklet. As for things you can use to harden up your alloy, the cheapest, and easiest to come by is Magnum Shot.

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Max. Cast Bullet Velocity

Nov 13, 2015· "A Few Comments on Cast Bullet Alloys by Glen E. Fryxell Cast bullet hardness, specifically the hardness of the various alloys used to make cast bullets, has raised a lot of questions and confusion lately. A very common misconception is that leading is caused by the bullet being too soft and the lead gets stripped off or abraded away from the ...

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From Ingot to Target: A Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners

A Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners . Glen E. Fryxell and Robert L. Applegate . Foreword by John Taffin . 1. 2 ... of molten alloy into a single cavity mould, or mold if you prefer. It was in my ... few other businesses allowing employees from one place to purchase from the

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Lyman #2 Bullet Metal ~ 5 pound Ingot (90% Lead, 5% Tin, 5 ...

Hardball Bullet Casting Alloy consists of 2% tin, 6% antimony and 92% lead. This modern version of the old Lyman #2 is an excellent all-around alloy for most handgun bullets and many higher velocity...

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Dross, Flux, and Alloys - Cast Bullet Forum

Nov 07, 2009· The CBA is a international organization of shooters who enjoy casting and shooting lead alloy bullets for competition, hunting, experimenting, and casual shooting. 1.281.935.7610 About Us

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What BHN for a cast bullet to deer hunt with? | Missouri ...

Dec 27, 2013· The e mediate calibers I would be looking to load cast bullet for to deer hunt with would be rifle 45-70 gvt Marline ( 300gr to 405gr ) and 45LC Marline ( 250gr as it would also get shot out of Ruger black hawk ) and 44Mag Marline( 240gr also for Ruger SBH and the TC Encore pistol ) 30-30Win ( 150gr or 170gr out of Marline ) And 30-06 ( Bolt ...

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Plain Based bullets - how fast can they go? - Cast Boolits

Sep 08, 2005· Let me tell you what I have found in my 30 years of shooting cast bullets. The variables in how fast you can shoot cast bullets are many. I will attempt to list them but may leave some out. They are: Bullet alloy, Bullet design, Your gun, Primers, Powder, Lube, sizing diameter, Your location on the earth, and what you need the bullet to do.

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bullet hardness? | Gun and Game - The Friendliest Gun ...

Jul 21, 2008· A Few Comments on Cast Bullet Alloys** by Glen E . Last edited: Jul 20, 2008. jimkim, Jul 20, 2008. jimkim, Jul 20, 2008. Jul 20, 2008 #3 . runfiverun G&G Evangelist. 10,602 20,092. soda springs idaho. bullet fit is far more important then the actual hardness. i …

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Casting Bullets from Backstop Fodder - Casting Part 3 ...

Aug 01, 2012· In between our experimental alloys, we cast some of the purchased Rotometals version of “hardball” alloy, as well as some “Linotype,” which is made from 84% lead, 12% antimony, and 4% tin. Linotype is very hard and can be used for high pressure magnum rounds, as well as .30 caliber rifle bullets without gas checks.

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Can I use Babbitt metal for bullet casting? | Survival ...

Jun 11, 2006· Unfortunately, there is no practical method of determining exactly which of these alloys a scrap supply consists of - only by direct chemical analysis. But if you have found a Babbitt alloy that makes good bullets, and they shoot well, there is no reason not to use it for bullets. Pouring.

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New cast bullet book pdf by Glen Fryxell | The High Road

Sep 17, 2011· 1. Introduction: A Brief History of Bullet Casting 2. Bullet Casting 101 3. Alloy Selection and Metallurgy 4. Fluxing the Melt 5. Cast Bullet Lubrication 6. Throat and Groove Dimensions 7. Leading 8. Idle Musings of a Greybeard Caster 9. Moulds and Mould Design 10. Gas-checked vs. Plain-based Bullets 11. The Wadcutter 12. The Keith SWC 13 ...

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Skeeter's Bullets - John Taffin's SIXGUNS.COM

Skeeter's Bullets by Glen E. Fryxell Skeeter Skelton was a handgun man. He was a lawman, an outdoorsman, and a competitive shooter, but the bottom-line is that he was plain and simple a gun-crank whose favorite form of blued steel slid into a holster.

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Simple gas check maker - Cast Bullet Forum

Sep 03, 2014· The CBA is a international organization of shooters who enjoy casting and shooting lead alloy bullets for competition, hunting, experimenting, and casual shooting. 1.281.935.7610 About Us

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Forcing Cone and Barrel Leading | Ruger Forum

Oct 07, 2016· In most cases the pressures will dictate the alloy needed. Lower pressures = softer alloys and higher pressures can sometimes use harder alloys. Glen Fryxell is the authority on this topic. Here's a link to some of his work: Chapter 7 - The Cast Bullet Nemesis - Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners - Glen E…

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Sourcing Lead and Alternative Bullet Material | Survival ...

Zinc is 112-116 bhn. Copper has a bhn of 80-85 and soft brass is 60 bhn. Regular brass is 192-202 bhn. Another good reason to own a good ole’ 30-30. The bullet originally used 30 grains of black powder and a .30 caliber bullet. Bullets can be cast from any lead, copper, or brass. alloy. Lyman #2 alloy is the best all around alloy.

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Cast Bullet Articles by Glen Frxyell

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Safe handling of lead alloy's and brass tumbling media

I have been an active bullet caster for about 10 years now and my bullet casting has brought me countless hours of pleasure, education and satisfaction. It's affordability has allowed me to practice enough to become an Expert class bullseye shooter and allowed me to shoot odd-ball calibers that commercial jacketed bullets weren't available for.

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New to Casting - Cast Bullet Forum

May 15, 2020· As one who was long enamored with the fine casting and lovely bullets I got from linotype, I can tell you for most uses it is way too hard. Those commercial cast bullets you buy are probably also too hard. They are probably BHN 18 -20. They may shoot OK in target loads but better accuracy is usually found with much softer alloys.

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Cast Bullet Association

This article by Glen E. Fryxell, was published in Fouling Shot #209, Jan/Feb 2011. Ed Harris recently reported on some of his experiments with cup-point bullets, made using moulds modified by Erik Ohlen at Hollow Point Bullet Mold Service. My fondness for cast HP's is no secret and I have also been working with Erik to get several

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The .444 Marlin - Leverguns - An American Heritage

The best overall cast bullet for the .444 Marlin is the Mountain Molds 300 grain RNFP-GC, the only cast bullet designed specifically for this cartridge and gun. It was found to be a very accurate bullet, that fed and cycled from the magazine very smoothly, and it has a large meplat for hunting.

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Cramer Style HP Moulds | Cast Bullet Association

This article by Glen E. Fryxell, was published in Fouling Shot #209, Jan/Feb 2011. Ed Harris recently reported on some of his experiments with cup-point bullets, made using moulds modified by Erik Ohlen at Hollow Point Bullet Mold Service.My fondness for cast HP's is no secret and I have also been working with Erik to get several hollow-point (HP) moulds for designs that I was interested in.

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Is/are there max velocities for cast bullets? | The High Road

Jan 08, 2014· A couple of things: First, the load data you are looking at is not for a cast bullet. Cast bullets typically use less powder. Second, the 25 grain load you mentioned is the Max load. Good reloading practice requires that you start out with less than a published Max load and work your up towards it while looking for high pressure signs.

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Cast Hollowpoints in the 30-30 - Leverguns

Cast Hollow Points in the .30-30 Levergun by Glen E. Fryxell. The cast hollow-point (HP) bullet is arguably one of the best hunting bullets available for deer-sized game. Many folks associate the use of cast HP's with sixguns because of the popular writings of Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton, but cast HP's can also be used to good effect in rifles.

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Stonewall Bullet Co? - 1911Forum

Jan 20, 2008· The idea is that the old alox is a good low/medium velocity and the hard(red) is better for higher vel. so you get both. on sixguns.com there is a several articles by Glen E. Fryxell, Cast Bullet Alloys and Obturation, and A few Comments on Cast Bullet Alloys. Sure sounds like his and my idea of the best bullet hardness is very much in agreement.

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Tokarev 7.62x25 cast bullet project | Survival Monkey Forums

Jul 11, 2019· So I am first working with the Lee .32 pistol bullet - .311 2R 100 grain bare based bullet cast from basically wheel weights, water quenched. These run a little softer than the standard Lyman #2 alloy, but are close.

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Hardness Testing Lead – A series of TIPS from my recent ...

May 22, 2020· The slower the bullet, and consequently the gas pressure, the softer the alloy needs to be. The faster the bullet goes, and consequently the higher the pressure, the harder the alloy needs to be to achieve the same resulting obturation. The best way to attack the problem is from known experience with cast lead bullets.

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7.5x55 Swiss Questions - Cast Bullet Forum

Oct 01, 2020· Hi All, I am going to start reloading for 7.5x55 Swiss (K31 rifle) and am hoping I can get a little advice before starting out. I am hoping to use cast bullets that I use in .308 rifles (the 30XCB bullet seems like it may be a good candidate for this caliber) and also I am not against experimenting a little.

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New to Casting

May 15, 2020· Hi everyone. Very new to casting bullets. I'm one of those people who has to try the DIY path on

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lead for making bullets | Firearms Talk - The Community ...

Nov 12, 2010· Glen E. Fryxell, Cast bullets and firearm information and history Comments on cast bullet alloys I cast bullets in just about everything I shoot handgun and rifle.I use a mix of 9lbs ww to 1 lb of linotype.I had a bud measure it and it was 15 BHN.I have been using this mix for years.imho super hard alloys are not required.

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