What type of lead should I use? The corresponding BP/gr.wt.?

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Michael P Nowak
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What type of lead should I use? The corresponding BP/gr.wt.?

Post by Michael P Nowak » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:54 pm

Help: I'M waiting to get my new 1863 rifle in .54 cal! In casting my own bullets for the paper cartridge or Charlies set-up? What type of lead should I use? (1) pure lead or (2) 30-1 lead. I found a web site that sells this product and its pretty in-expensive? The site is Roto Metal.com tele# is 1-800-779-1102. Type of black powder; Swiss 1.5F-2FF or 3FFF,with the grain wt. Say guys I,m really looking forward for this. So for now thank you everybody and good night? Rangers Lead The Way! Mike. :D

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Post by Rich Siegel » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:23 am

Mike,
I use a slightly hard lead, about 1-30. I use a Rapine ringtail mold and 50 grains of FFG GOEX in my 63 carbine.
Rich

Michael P Nowak
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Post by Michael P Nowak » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:10 am

Hi Rich: Thank you Mike.

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Post by snapcap14 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:46 am

mine likes pure lead
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re: '63 Rifle in .54

Post by Todd Birch » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:16 pm

I use the same alloy as for my brass cartridge BPCRs and FFg.

Two of my '63s are .50s, and a Sporter in .54. I wish the Sporter was also a .50.

If you don't mind the suggestion, change your order to .50. Less powder, less lead, less recoil = more fun. Sporter or Military?

Anything you want to hunt will be just as dead and you'll suffer a lot less 'recoil fatique' in an afternoon of shooting. On the other hand, if you enjoy taking a beating from a rifle, enjoy!
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Michael P Nowak
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Post by Michael P Nowak » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:30 am

Good morning SnapCap and Todd: Thank you for your time in responding to my question. Mike.

Jay Yuskaitis
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alloy

Post by Jay Yuskaitis » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:34 am

I've had great accuracy with my 54 cal. Sporter with 1-30 mix, Rapine ring tale and Brooks "Charlie Hahn" bullets. J.Y.

Michael P Nowak
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Post by Michael P Nowak » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:13 am

Good morning Jay: Thank you for taking out and replying to my question(s) and that goes to all guys. I'll leave you all with an big Airborne THANKS. Mike. 8)

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