Hunting bullet

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Kurt
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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by Kurt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:23 pm

Stephen.

You better have Orville put the snow shoes on and get him out there to see if that bottle isn't buried under the snow first :D

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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:05 pm

Kurt wrote:Stephen.

You better have Orville put the snow shoes on and get him out there to see if that bottle isn't buried under the snow first :D

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He's gonna have to pack a lunch if he plans on walking over there. You can only walk up or down on his place! :lol:

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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by pete » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:00 am

Stephen;
I could be wrong but I think you said last year you were going elk hunting with the 50. If so how did it go?

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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by Stephen Borud » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:14 am

I went out once with my 50 Pete and never saw an elk! I took my oldest son Kaleb with me and even though the hunting was poor, we had the time of our lives!

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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by alans49 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Hi Stephen,
I saw your post here and I thought I would share with you a core mold that I had made for me for swagging my 45 and 50 caliber cores. I know you are quite handy so I figured you might want to try making one of these. I bought the aluminum and sent it out to have it made as I do not have the machinery to do it myself. This is styled after a Lee 6 cavity mold and uses the 6 cavity mold handles. All cavities are adjustable and I usually set the cores to come out about 15 grains heavier than I want. For a 473 grain core I set it to cast .488 to .495 grains. That way when I swag them to the right weight all wrinkles and voids are gone. With this setup I can cast a coffee can full in just a couple of hours. Here are some pictures:
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All I need to do now is find the time to make them all into bullets.

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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by powderburner » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:21 pm

Alan if you dont have the time just foreward them to me ,I will make the time,,,,,,,,I can always use a small coffee can full of billets :wink: :lol:
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Re: Hunting bullet

Post by bobw » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:06 pm

AlanS very nice machine work there.

Stephen try wrapping them cores unswaged with 20lb copier paper, I bet they would shoot. bobw
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