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Old 01-26-2019, 10:46 AM
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45 Colt-Lone Ranger Loads

Left the Ponderosa & payed a visit to my private silver mine, did some experimenting, & after a bit of work in the reloading room I have my first batch of Lone Ranger rounds. Mostly I wanted something to look especially good in my black leather gunbelt loops & these are going to be the ticket, also good for dispatching the stray werewolf.


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Old 01-26-2019, 12:55 PM
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They do look very nice on that black belt rig.

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Old 01-27-2019, 04:09 PM
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Very nice! Ok now, please share. What bullet weight and powder charge?
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:25 PM
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Machined bullets?
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:28 PM
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New Starline nickel cases, 250 gr silver plated Berry’s Flat points over 6gr of Tightgroup with CCI #300 primers & medium crimp.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:54 PM
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I use nickeled brass for my black-powder loads. E-Z clean-up and 100% positive identification.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:09 PM
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Outstanding!!!!
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:01 PM
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New Starline nickel cases, 250 gr silver plated Berry’s Flat points over 6gr of Tightgroup with CCI #300 primers & medium crimp.



OK, you are aware that the original 'silver bullets' used by the Lone Ranger were 250 gr. RNFP cast from solid silver, right? Yours look cool, but you should go full traditional for the aesthetic value.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:51 PM
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I’m fully aware of the “legend” of the Lone Ranger’s silver bullets & I’m also aware that casting pure silver bullets isn’t practical on several levels.
Retired Ranger Jim made the silver bullets at the Lone Ranger’s silver mine that he owned along with his slain brother, he used them as a reminder of the heavy cost that firing a gun can have, to symbolize justice, & as his calling card.
50-250gr solid silver bullets would be over $400 of silver today & cast silver shrinks more than lead leaving you with a very hard & much less accurate bullet-Mythbusters did a segment on this. So much like the originals these are symbolic & will serve my needs perfectly & are fully functional replicas of a bullet that never actually existed.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:01 PM
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I like the concept. The replica of the bullet that never existed.
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New Starline nickel cases, 250 gr silver plated Berry’s Flat points over 6gr of Tightgroup with CCI #300 primers & medium crimp.
Ahhhh - very cool
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Kudos - very fancy and a great match for the leather.
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I have cast bullets from silver solder in the past. They drop 210 grains from a 230 mold (pure lead drops 240) and are harder than Superman’s head.

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Of course leave it to jmorris to have furnace that can generate this kind of heat.

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I have cast bullets from silver solder in the past. They drop 210 grains from a 230 mold (pure lead drops 240) and are harder than Superman’s head.
The melting temperature of silver is significantly hotter than that of lead. I am guessing that in order to tour jmorris's shop. You not only have to sign a waiver, but wear a hardhat as well
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:47 PM
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Nice work, I like ‘em.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for the compliments. I did some reaserch & experiments before I went this route & there are a few examples of successful casting of silver bullets in small quantities & I wanted to find an easier way & plating existing bullets seemed best for my needs & capabilities. here's a link to one persons trip down the rabbit hole casting silver bullets that includes an April 1964 Gun World magazine article on their endevors (page 3) & a photo of some of my plating trials.
http://www.patriciabriggs.com/articl...rbullets.shtml
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:38 AM
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Silver is eventually going to tarnish. If you want to maintain that silver look, I'd either hard chrome or nickel plate them. Just make sure you get slightly undersized projectiles because plating will add thickness to the boowits.
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