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New rifle - bullet questions?

Old 01-25-2016, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by badbowbender2 View Post
They don't make a sub-base in .45 caliber though. Veggie Wads are the way to go.
Well you could use a HP sabot from MMP and cut the petals off leaving just the .45 caliber base. It's pretty much what a sub base is anyway.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:07 AM
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I phoned a few places around here but they only carry the standard revolver wads in .45cal. In .50cal the felt wads are available, I've heard about leather and thick cardboard wads, those two I can produce at home. Will try them next time I go to the range and experiment a bit. Do I need to lube the bullets themselves like a sidelock's conicals? I only thought of the lube after I've resized them, maybe something like Lyman Gold before re-sizing?
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