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#190965 - 03/24/18 09:36 PM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: cherokeetracker]
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Charles

If that is the GT bullet I'm getting great accuracy with no leading at 1025 fps in my OM 7.5" Blachawk. GT is using good lube and I've been pretty happy with their bullets. They are pretty soft. I thought that HP would be good for white tails but didn't use them this past fall.

I've seen a few 45's that don't like that bullet however. Good luck with yours.

Dan

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#190979 - 03/24/18 10:48 PM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: Muddy]
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Yes it is the GT bullet. We had a lengthy phone conversation before I ordered anything and felt that these would probably work. Yep, we will have to see how the shorty likes em. My barrel seems to produce faster velocities than expected. The only leading I ever experienced with it, was from some cowboy bullets. And,,That may have been, from me running them a little fast. If I can find an accurate load then I am going to try them on a whitetail for sure.

Charles

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#190982 - 03/25/18 06:15 AM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: cherokeetracker]
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 Originally Posted By: cherokeetracker
Yes it is the GT bullet. We had a lengthy phone conversation before I ordered anything and felt that these would probably work. Yep, we will have to see how the shorty likes em. My barrel seems to produce faster velocities than expected. The only leading I ever experienced with it, was from some cowboy bullets. And,,That may have been, from me running them a little fast. If I can find an accurate load then I am going to try them on a whitetail for sure.

Charles
I have used that bullet with 13gr/HS-6 in my 5 1/2" and 7 1/2" SBH with great results. Caution Ruger only Load

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#190989 - 03/25/18 08:37 AM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: dhom]
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Thanks, This was one of the powders I was going to try.

10gr of Unique
14-14.5gr Power Pistol
13-14gr of HS-6
19-21.5 2400
22gr N110

I have some OLD Hodgdon data that lists higher than what is posted. I will start at what I posted.
dhom: Your load should be from 1150-right under 1200FPS (SWAG)(depending upon which barrel length) and that sounds right about where this bullet should be in a sweet spot.
Dick: is saying the same thing. suggested around 1000FPS and should be able go up from that. (VERY MUCH EXPERIENCED)
This is encouraging.

dhom Did you harvest a whitetail with this load?

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#191009 - 03/25/18 01:01 PM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: cherokeetracker]
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Here's a few more old photo's of elk, mules, bears, a very large badger taken with the OM 41 magnum shorty, same gun I used on the 2 Texas Javelina.
The 2 elk were taken with an OM flat top 44 magnum & the 250 Keith. The one next to the house was taken close to home, the other bull was taken along the Selway River where we used to pack in almost every year before the wolves moved in.
Four of us were packing out a couple of elk & 2 of us had got seperated from the other 2 guys by maybe a mile. When me & Eddy came around a bend in the trail at a place called Upper Crossing there was this bull standing right in the river drinking. This is a favorite crossing place for elk, we've taken a couple others there before.
Anyway, Eddy had already shot one & I ran past him with my flat top as the bull ran to the far side & stopped. He was in a bad place because it was almost all shale rock & hard to climb. I hit him at an angling shot & he humped up & I hit him again through both lungs & he fell in the shale & slid to the edge of the water. The distance was about 60-65 yds.
I had to unload the packs from my mule & ride across the Selway River & rope the bull & float him acoss. This didn't go to well with my mule, the current was pulling pretty hard & I ended up getting pretty wet!
Longer story on the other bull, for another time.










Dick

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#191011 - 03/25/18 02:13 PM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: cherokeetracker]
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 Quote:
cast hollow point


Wouldn't that be an oxymoron?
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#191012 - 03/25/18 02:15 PM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: sixshot]
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Dang, Dick. You are the epitome of the handgun hunter before handgun hunting was "cool". Good on ya, Man!
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#191037 - 03/26/18 06:29 AM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: s4s4u]
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Cherokeetracker Got to shoot a doe approx. 120 lbs. The shot was 65 yds and hit 1 rib going in and 1 rib leaving. No bullet recovery but definitely showed signs of expansion. The bullet was cast 20:1 and had a GC. It weighed 315 grains. I choose a heavy bullet because of expansion. Just wanted to make sure I had enough weight for complete penetration.

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#191039 - 03/26/18 08:04 AM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: dhom]
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Sounds good I have been shooting the "Leadhead" 335gr LBT. harvested 2 deer with it last Season. It is a good bullet and is accurate to longer ranges. with 21.5gr of H110 it gives me 1200FPS That's with the 4 5/8 barrel. Just wanted to try to find a nice HP in case I want a change up. Not used to shooting cast HPs, I had a question about it this "formula" of alloy, and lead etc.
Who knows if I can get my Colt up and running again before Season begins, I might be able to use this bullet in it also.

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#191040 - 03/26/18 08:16 AM Re: CAST BULLETS: HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
DICK: BTW, I REALLY ADMIRE ALL THE KILLING YOU HAVE DONE WITH OPEN SIGHT REVOLVERS OVER THE YEARS. THERE WERE PROBABLY MANY TIMES YOU WISHED YOU HAD A LONGER RANGE SCOPED HANDGUN BUT YOU OBVIOUSLY STUCK WITH THE OPEN SIGHT REVOLVERS.


Rey ask this question and I think it got lost midst my question.


Charles

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