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Old 03-20-2017, 04:46 AM   #1
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I am going to be casting some bullets for my 45-70 in both 405 and 500 grain. The 405 mold has a flat base but the 500 gr mold has a base that takes a gas check. The load will likely use a veggie wad between the bullet and powder and the bullet will be in the 8-9 BHN hardness range. Will I need the gas checks on the bullets if I keep the MV around the 1300-1400 fps range.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:00 PM   #2
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At that speed, I'd want gas checks.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:18 AM   #3
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I am going to be casting some bullets for my 45-70 in both 405 and 500 grain. The 405 mold has a flat base but the 500 gr mold has a base that takes a gas check. The load will likely use a veggie wad between the bullet and powder and the bullet will be in the 8-9 BHN hardness range. Will I need the gas checks on the bullets if I keep the MV around the 1300-1400 fps range.
The veggie should keep it from leading if it would at that velocity which I doubt.
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