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#196820 - 12/28/18 06:06 PM Cast bullet board
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Found a most interesting collection of home made bullet boards. The maker is nameless but between 1956 to 58 he used a S&W M-24 1950 Target .44 Special w/6 1/2" barrel and shot his handloads into water soaked paper at 15ft.. He lathe cut 24- 30/40 Krag solid head cases that he formed and sized. Five different bullets were used. The cast bullets were made using Ideal/Lyman bullet molds. Primer`s were Rem 2 1/2 with 18.5grs of 2400 powder. The bullets were: 1) #429421 238gr HP- 2) #429421 250gr SWC-
3) #429244 258gr SWC/GC- 4) #429507 250gr LSWC- Zinc Base Harvey
Prot-X 5) Sierra 240gr JHP. The lead mixture was 20;1 while the Harvey was pure lead..... One of the 250gr LSWC was recovered from a bear...
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#196821 - 12/28/18 06:53 PM Re: Cast bullet board [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Very cool find!
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#196822 - 12/28/18 07:22 PM Re: Cast bullet board [Re: Randy M]
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#196824 - 12/28/18 07:49 PM Re: Cast bullet board [Re: 45MAN]
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Some good history there!

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#196834 - 12/29/18 09:48 AM Re: Cast bullet board [Re: racksmasher1]
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You and my good friend Mike Hutyra ("Madbo") find EVERYTHING! Good on ya, James!

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#196835 - 12/29/18 10:34 AM Re: Cast bullet board [Re: 500WE]
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 Originally Posted By: 500WE
You and my good friend Mike Hutyra ("Madbo") find EVERYTHING! Good on ya, James!

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#196905 - 01/02/19 02:36 PM Re: Cast bullet board [Re: Russell]
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Thanks for sharing! I've been meaning to do a penetration test of various .35 cal cast bullets from 90-200 gr at various velocities from 38 sp, 9mm and 357 mag but guess I need to retire to find time for fun projects like that.

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