sluggo":2hacwx5u said:Where do you guys like to get your hard cast bullets from? Specifically I'm looking for 45 Colt bullets. Does anyone sell in smaller quantities so that I might try a few weights and designs before commiting to buying 500 of them?
Robb Barnes":3batbdvd said:Hey Dick, did that new 480 wrist wrecker get there yet? I can't wait to see what it does to the local cottontails and badgers.
sixshot":1ajm1ox7 said:Robb, haven't seen it yet, I think Alan's trying to torchure me........its working!
$28 for 500 cast bullets is a very good price!
Right on Dick! A too hard bullet at "plinking speed" of 900-1000 fps or so is a leading disaster. A "dirty little secret" about the 22 BHN bullets from "some" commercial casters is that it has nothing to do with how they shoot, it's how they SHIP! Hard bullets don't get mangled in shipping! :shock: :roll:sixshot":1588d22q said:The word "hard cast" should be outlawed!! No one seems to know just what is considered hard cast. The commercial guys have got them so hard if you don't run them pretty fast you'll get gas cutting because the bullet base doesn't upset & seal like it should.
So.....when you buy cast bullets you need to have a general velocity in mind & buy your cast slugs accordinly. Lets say 8-11 BHN for medium/plinking loads up to 1000-1100 fps, maybe 15 BHN for 1100-1300 fps, & the really hard stuff 16-22 BHN, for the heavy, wrist wreckers!!