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Old 03-20-2014, 02:46 PM
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I just got done with making 160 of my 409 gr RCBS 11mm .446 rifle bullets. They were weighed +- .5 grains. and the hardness is 8.5 BHN. On my hardness tester my old bullets were .045 these test at .050 the hardness is as close as I could get it. I dropped in one 400 gr piece of hard lead and it went from .042 to .050 and that was in a 10 pound melt. These are going to be awesome. Ron

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Old 03-20-2014, 03:42 PM
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A very nice looking bullet. And what rifle do you shoot them out of?
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:32 PM
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ron are you going to be paper patching these for a .45?
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:15 PM
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Hey Ron, they look a lot like a bullet I pore for my .45-70. But my bullet weighs in at about 525 grs.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:30 PM
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These are paper patched and I shoot them out of my Hot Rod Hawken. It has the Green Mountain 1-30 twist. I got my deer last year with that gun and bullet. Ron

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Old 03-20-2014, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
ron are you going to be paper patching these for a .45?
Yep I love that 45. Ron
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by idahoron View Post
These are going to be awesome. Ron
Yes, yes they are.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:46 PM
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I'm still having a hard time believing this is a muzzle loading bullet instead of a cartridge bullet. How does the bullet expand to form a seal going down the barrel? Does the paper work to form the seal? How soft is your lead?
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:31 PM
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rafsob, this bullet is a 11mm rifle bullet, It was made for a BPCR. This bullet is being launched at about the same speed as it was intended in the BPCR. I also use a Lee 500 S&W bullet for a paper patched ML bullet.
I use a over powder wad and the paper patch helps to snug up the fit. The over powder wad is the main seal and the paper is there to protect the barrel from the lead and the lead from the barrel. Think of the paper as a sabot. I have customized the lead to what works the best. This rifle like the lead to be 8 to 8.5 BHN. Ron
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:00 PM
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Cool. Never thought of doing this when trying to find a good bullet for my guns. As you may know it can be hard finding good bullets for a picky gun!!!
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