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     james updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 10 Posts
  • james

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Diving into reloading some hardcast bullets for 10mm, any tips? Not new to reloading but first use of hardcast. These will be used for backcountry protection when hunting moose and elk. Thanks

  • Katsarsenal

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    If you’re actually loading to 10mm specs and not just longboi .40 make sure you aren’t getting gascutting from having too high a pressure for your alloy, you’ll lose a lot of power and can have reliability issues.

  • Cwlongshot

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    For me… If I run a “real” hard cast its gonna be a WFN. ONLY.
    That bullet looks alot like my Lyman 200g TC. Its a real good shooter!!

  • 101stjetmech

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    I carried a sidearm for back country protection for some years in the Rockies. A Ruger 41 mag with full house Lyman 410459s over H110.

    1 is functional reliability.
    2 is full power loads with a bullet that’ll cut a deep, permanent wound channel.

    I’d highly recommend that you use a different bullet. Something like an LBT WFN bullet. There’s no second chances when you’re miles from anyone else or even your car.

  • Efficient-Progress40

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    What are you protecting yourself against?

  • cjy5304

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    180 grain? Or 200?

  • cjy5304

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Nice!! I’ve got a 175 gr lee mold and a Noe 180. Bludot, longshot and AA#9 work really nice.

  • GoldenDeagleSoldja

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    FYI OP – r/castboolits

    Not too many of us but they have been helpful to me before

  • mauitrailguy

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Why not use an XTP?

  • 3unknown3

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    I load ACME cast 200gr TCs with AA9 as per the Western Powders loading guide. At near max or max loads, I get 1200 FPS average from my Delta Elite.

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