CS Richmond Bullet Mold

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VenisonRX
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:06 pm

Not just good... good enough. Managed about a 4in group with my first try. 65gr of Goex FFg. The paper type didn’t seem to matter too much but I did find pieces of copier paper about 55 yards down range so I’ll probably stick with coffee filters or try brown packing paper. Pictured below is a 5 shot group plus one off hand. Was dead center off hand, everything else was hanging out left. All high but it was a 50yd target so for now I’ll call it acceptable until I tighten things up as I do my load work ups. Love the Eras Gone a Richmond bullet though. My last shot of the day went low and obliterated a concrete block.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:28 pm

Try 38 to 42 of 2ffg that what mine likes w all the different bullets I’ve used. I had a nei copy of that bullet. I kind of remember it likening the 42.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:06 pm

Now is that 38 to 42 by volume or weight? I was going by weight with my 65. Not sure how folks typically measure for these.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 pm

Weight
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 pm

Weight
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:50 pm

I’ll definitely give it a try. Do you use any kindof filler or wads?
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:59 am

I use Charlie’s tubes I put a newspaper wad to hold powder against the back. Airspace is not a problem.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:07 pm

Ended up with 55 grains of FFg as my best load. Was hitting 2.25 inch groups with it. Still like using the coffee filters best for my cartridges. Nitrided a bunch of them using some stump remover and water. Attached is he best group and a decent shot of my neighbor’s boy getting a shot.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:12 pm

very nice
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