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Old 05-19-2017, 11:40 AM
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good cheap shooting

Well I am never normal. And these Bullets match me. Man they are short. I know I have gotten looks at the range before as they look like empty cases. And after shooting the 45acp in revolver I wanted a *Full* Wad Cutter. So years ago I found an old one about the time Ideal had swapped to Lyman name. Found a nice 4 cavity 185 grain one that no one wanted as it had one bad cavity {Cheap}
One Cavity was not so great so had a friend weld it I have a back ground in metal finishing. So fixed it up as well as the 3 cavity's were sanded. And made a felt buff to use on the air die grinder, then polished. Did so with black emery, gray emery and them white rouge like do this to most of my molds and they drop well after doing so. Lubed them up with some Red Carnuba as i get no smoke with it. And it is clean as can be seen by the 45 Colt .452" ones. Do not have a close up of the 185s. I now have the right vintage nut cracker handles instead of the New junk ones they make now

I still have some Tula primers that were on sale at Powder Valley back years ago when they had them at $18.00 and free shipping with no Haz-Mat fee
My wife says she told me buy more lol As I told her yesterday I just have 10K large pistol ones left from that buy.
The Free Keg of Red Dot and they just take 4.0 grains
Or for factory feeling 45acp loads 5.0 of WW231 is just like WW White box feel. If ya did not know better you would think there were when ya pull the trigger
But talk about good holes in paper. And the Cream Puff 4.0 Red Dot done with free lead and as mentioned Cheapo primers and gifted powder was cheaper than shooting 22lr
Do not get me wrong the 45 Colt 250 cast is a blast as well. But handing off the gun to someone to bang out like it is 22lr in the 80's with some dirt cheap ammo. Price Less {well almost}
Then one day I ordered some round follower Metal Form Magazines. Since the Colt1911 I have has had some work it was worth a try. Wow that gun feeds and eats anything.
But I did prep more 45 cases to load up a 50 Caliber Ammo can of them up this weekend






I may make up 100-200 of some 45 heavies with the .452" 250 ones i cast for 45 Colt

When I think back on it O the smiles that bullet gave in the past.
I would pick up my son twice a week at the bus stop and his buddy. Guess this is one of the things that makes me not normal. Drive 10 minutes to the local Shooters club when it was there. And shot at the small extra short 3 lanes, no one liked to shoot at. I liked it best since no one was hardly there. As it was no time at all to get there from here. No one hardly shot there so had it to our self. Packed stuff up and came right home with the kids. No traffic, no bridge. Just a hop skip and jump to get there and back lol. Man i miss that place.

I may still get the 75 grain 9mm one they made like it. For the 9mm Revolver I have like the 45 Ruger one. It would also be good in the snubie 38spl practice



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Old 05-19-2017, 01:29 PM
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The stubbie rounds look pretty crazy! Very cool, though!
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:00 PM
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They're cute.
I like it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:14 PM
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Lyman did make a short nipple looking .38 mold that would look like the 45 cal one. But was a hollow base. Be great for slow 380-9mm-38spl loads.
Been a long time since they made them and have never seen one. No custom makes have them either.
So second best is the 75 grain full wad. I made up small batch and worked well in 38spl with low powder loads of Red Dot {I think any medium burn rate shot gun powder would work very well}
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:18 PM
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Frugal shooters have more fun we get the coolest ammo that no one else can (or would) buy lol.

Keep at it!
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:16 PM
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My 9mm S&W 929 revolver load for steel uses a 95g RN bayou. Not as cute as your rounds but cute none the less and I get comments on them.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:56 PM
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That short boolit is listed in my old Lyman Cast Bullet manual. I've always wanted that style!

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Old 05-19-2017, 06:50 PM
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That short boolit is listed in my old Lyman Cast Bullet manual. I've always wanted that style!

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What Lyman number is it?
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:59 PM
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