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Old 10-26-2015, 07:51 AM
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I got a couple new molds. One is for my 54's which I've been wanting and the other is a different design I'm going to try in my 50's.



The 54 I'm going to name Fatty Patty. She is .540 in diameter and .975 in length. She weighs 551 grains in pure lead.



The other one is Thor Pedo. He is .504 in diameter and is 1.002 in length. 478 grains in pure lead.



I don't know if I'll get the testing done to hunt with these this year but I'm going to see how they look on paper the first chance I get.

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Old 10-26-2015, 08:16 AM
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Good looking heavyweights flounder. What are you going to lube them with? Do you plan to use a felt wad under them?
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:47 AM
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I buy that NASA lube from bullshop Dan and that's what I normally use. I sometimes shoot without a wad but I usually use a fiber wad from Track of the Wolf.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:32 AM
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Bullets look GREAT ART and Fatty Patty looks like she'll put the hurt on both ends. LOL
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:51 PM
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Good looking bullets Art!! Wonder where the Fatty Patty idea came from??
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:08 PM
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Great looking lady that Patty is, and the ole thor pedo looks to be a Buck buster for sure.
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:16 PM
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I cast a .500 with pure lead for my Encore. It won't shoot at all. I decided I still want to cast so I started in my 45-70 . Still won't shoot . SO, I swaged the 45-70 down to ..452 and paper patched them. Still won't shoot. SO, I took the swaged .452 and put them in a black sabot and tried them in my muzzleloader. I get 4" @ 100 yds with a 4x shotgun scope. Good enough for Wisconsin deer for sure. How does the pure lead bullets work on deer? Never tried it.
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:17 AM
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Your Encore most likely has the QLA which prevents that barrel from shooting conicals accurately. Pure lead conicals are devastating on deer.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:19 AM
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Flunder, what is QLA? I really wish they would make it shoot conicals. Very easy and cheap.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:38 AM
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Art, you need do dress Patty.

ihookem1, QLA is that unrifled section of the bore at the muzzle which is supposed to stand for quick load accurizer per TC. It more correctly stands for quick loss of accuracy. Often off center, that section of barrel can do NOTHING to enhance accuracy - it can only detract - and does so especially if using conicals. Sometimes removing that section and re-crowning works miracles for accuracy.

The other thing to look out for with a TC is a washboard surface in the bore. If a bullet (or tightly patched jag) seems to feel loose in spots while tight in others - you have a poorly done bore that will absolutely not shoot conicals well.

CVA also uses a similar section of barrel at the muzzle, but theirs is not nearly as long and (so far) has been done accurately. CVAs (those with Bergara barrels) have so far done extremely well for me with both conical and sabot loads.
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