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Yesterday I set up the gear to cast some 458cal bullets, cool day I finished by making about 700. The middle bullet is a mould from Pedersoli, with a very sharp spire point that according to the 'experts' ain't supposed to shoot accurately, but it does. to it's right is a Lyman design with progressive driving bands and it is loaded almost like you are breech seating into the rifling.

(LtoR) 545gn 0.460", 520gn 0.462",495gn 0.4595", 490gn 0.460", and 420gn 0.460" (Hensley & Gibbs)




10 shots with Lymans tapered bullet, see pic below to see how it is loaded to breech seat into the rifling.




Hold still varmint; while I plugs yer!
If'n I miss, our band of 45/70 brothers, will fill yer full of lead!

 
Posts: 1759 | Location: Kingaroy, Australia | Registered: 29 April 2002Reply With Quote
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Nice bullets, must have been a long day at the pot.
 
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What is that center cartridge?
 
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The cartridge is 577/450 Martini Henry.

I make a 0.462" bullet from soft 1:40 alloy which shoots very well in my rifles.



Hold still varmint; while I plugs yer!
If'n I miss, our band of 45/70 brothers, will fill yer full of lead!

 
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Nothing like and oversized semi-wadcutter in 58 cal for the 577 Snider



Hold still varmint; while I plugs yer!
If'n I miss, our band of 45/70 brothers, will fill yer full of lead!

 
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Before I sold my 470 N.e. I had a mould built for that cal. that I let go with the rifle but not before loading quite a few. These were 500G. + as this was set up as a dual cavity mould, I used an idea that I got from Veral Smith; primarily, one cavity makes the point only; the other cavity makes a complete bullet. The point cavity was used to cast soft lead then when inserted in the full cavity mould it is filled with a Lyman # 2. They bond + you now have a hard projectile with a soft point. Great expanision.


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Pipsqueaks!
Here’s my 780gr 12bore muzzle loading projectile.

 
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what the hell shoots that?
 
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what the hell shoots that?


My Pedersoli Gibbs African Hunter muzzle loader.
 
Posts: 2383 | Location: Colorado U.S.A. | Registered: 24 December 2004Reply With Quote
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Hmm, mold I had bored out of a Lee 12ga
slug mold. Turned out 1160 gr with a nice
1/8" deep, 3/8" dia. HP.

Never cast more than five and they've all
been stolen. Never got a stock turned for
the gun yet either. Beautiful barrel.
38/1, 38" long.

George


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The biggest bullets I cast are for my 1859 3 Pound Armstrong Breech Loading Rifle. 1.6 inch bore, rifled.
 
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For my 470 NE - my first ever cast bullets in my life







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I’ve often thought that the 470NE would make a great cast bullet cartridge.
Would make a fun BPE too.
 
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This is a 700gr .510 that I shoot in a .510 WSM:





Casting these goes through a pot of lead pretty quick.
 
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The biggest bullets I cast are for my 1859 3 Pound Armstrong Breech Loading Rifle. 1.6 inch bore, rifled.


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Bad Ass, was that Pedersoli mold the one the late Dick Trenck had a hand in creating?


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Lyman used to make a two part mould similar to the one Norman mentioned. They were primarily for pistol calibers, I think they stopped producing them in the 60s.
 
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Naki, Good job! Brian
 
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Thanks Brian


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Naki, Good job! Brian


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Bad Ass, was that Pedersoli mold the one the late Dick Trenck had a hand in creating?

No it is a Pedersoli factory mould. I do have the Dick Trent "PGT" that casts a 545gn bullet, don't know the BC of it but it is the best bullet in my 45/90 for 1,000yd shooting.


Hold still varmint; while I plugs yer!
If'n I miss, our band of 45/70 brothers, will fill yer full of lead!

 
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