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Old 12-26-2010, 09:44 AM
Autopilotmp Autopilotmp is offline
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bullet casting for RIA?

I received some casting equipment for christmas and will start casting bullets for the RIA that I will be getting and was wondering if anyone shoots cast bullets through their RIA 1911s. If so what bullet dia are you using .451 or .452? I still need to get the bullet mold and sizer so I wanted to get the most appropriate one thanks.

As for my future RIA I haven't decided on the Match or Tactical model yet, decisions decisions...
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:16 AM
tsp45acp tsp45acp is offline
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Don't have a RI, but generally for all 45's, .451 is FMJ/JHP and .452 is lead bullets.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:54 AM
Autopilotmp Autopilotmp is offline
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cool thanks, I'll post further less model specifics over in the reload forum, just wanted to know about RIA reload shooters.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:53 AM
texas_titans texas_titans is offline
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Good info!

I'm thinking about doing this as well. I love shooting lead round nose!

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Old 12-26-2010, 11:57 AM
Autopilotmp Autopilotmp is offline
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just another question about what type of bullet, would I have more trouble feeding the lswc over the ball ammo? or does this all come down to oal and other typical loading variables?
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:13 PM
rambuster1 rambuster1 is offline
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taper crimp

I have a AMT. hardballer that i have shot a couple thousand rounds through. I polished the feed ramp and use a taper crimp and have had no problems. The AMT is stainless so I lube with lithium grease [very sparingly] and be sure to taper crimp. I used to cast using .452s, but now I use the Lazer cast bullets from Oregon Bullet Co. By the way the ones that I use are the 200 gr. semi wad cutter.
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