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Suitable bullet for loading a Snider?
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My dad has a Snider that we are playing with, but can not find a suitable bullet. The bore slugs at about 0.601 inches. A standard .58 caliber minnie ball will not obturate enough to work, even cast with straight lead. We have been using .620 round balls run through a sizing die, but would like to find a better alternative. Anyone know of a factory mold that will work, or are we stuck having to have a custom mold cut?


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Posts: 3586 | Location: Eastern Slope, Colorado, USA | Registered: 01 March 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Some company must make cast bullets for the Snider, I would think. Did they typically run that much over bore specs?
 
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You will need to cast your own bullets

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Might drop Boomer moulds an e-mail. Good moulds at a good pricr but shipping out of Canada will run about $20.
 
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Thanks for the link. I am planning to cast my own, I just need a suitable mold.


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Loud: RCBS used to offer an oversize minie mold that cast about .592 and this mold has given good service to a lot of the Snider gang. Go over to the Yuku British Militaria forums. Lots of great Snider source info there.


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Posts: 14087 | Location: Alamogordo, NM | Registered: 03 June 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Cast Bullet Engineering makes a range of bullets for the Snider. We have been using the CCBB 420gn for some time and it is very accurate!

http://www.castbulletengineeri...lds/rifle/577-snider
 
Posts: 11 | Location: Australia | Registered: 10 December 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks Guys.


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Track of the wolf sells .600 round balls and molds for same. Lots of fun!
 
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Yep, I already have round balls since I shoot three .62-caliber muzzleloaders.


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Posts: 3586 | Location: Eastern Slope, Colorado, USA | Registered: 01 March 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Try this..Tom's molds are great and he's a pleasure to work with. Second link is entire page.

http://accuratemolds.com/bulle...bullet=60-445B-D.png

http://accuratemolds.com/catalog.php?page=13


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Posts: 502 | Location: In The Sticks, Missouri  | Registered: 02 February 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well shoot....just saw how old this post is. I expect you have it all figured out by now.


DRSS: E. M. Reilley 500 BPE
E. Goldmann in Erfurt, 11.15 X 60R

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Shot this 10 shot group at 75 yards with the CBE 480gn CCBB just this last weekend! (5-10's, 1-9, 4-8's)



http://www.castbulletengineeri...single-cavity-copy-1
 
Posts: 11 | Location: Australia | Registered: 10 December 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bought a mold for the traditional Snider button bullet in .587-inch. which is what the bore slugs at. My starting load with bullets cast of pure lead, and using 85 grains of black powder grouped about 18 inches at 50 yards. I will next try 20:1 lead:tin and 70-grains of powder. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.


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I paper patch a 525 grain .585 diameter bullet up to .598/.600 and shoot them in my Mk III. Not a tack driver but will shoot minute of coffee can at 100 yards.
 
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