Know a couple of guys at the range that have 243’s. One of them, he can pretty well call shots on our 500 meter gong, the other fellow is lucky to hit the 300 yard gong after 3 shots. First three are pretty good, but the next rounds will wander up to about 8″ from previous. He send it back to Ruger and told them to shoot 21 shots on one…[Read more]
For most of my shooting, I mix up an alloy that proximates WW alloy with 2/10th of a percent of Cu (0.20%). Casts a larger boolit than normal though. I found if I go more than 0.30%, my spout of my bottom pour will freeze up if I pause in casting (I run @710 degrees). If I bump it up to 750 degrees, it doesn’t freeze up, but takes alot…[Read more]
I think I remember that BPCR shooters find a “dead node” in their barrels, to find a place to rest the barrel on their cross sticks. Would that be something that might be beneficial to a setup like this?
I have an xp100 set up kind of like this, but the action is clamped and the barrel is free floating with the scope mounted on the top aluminum…[Read more]
I use a bar stool for both casting and loading. ounded my feet out years ago. Hurts to just stand. Wear glasses when I cast and load. Hooded sweatshirt when I cast in the late Fall/Winter/early Spring.
Hmm, I wonder if the boolit is compressing a bit, more towards the base of the boolit. The boolit enters the barrel and is swaged down to groove size, then upon exit of the barrel, the compressive stresses are greatly lessened. As the rearward bands had more stresses due it the mass of the boolit in front of the rearward bands, once the…[Read more]
Cast some of the 30-188 “Hunter” boolit and some of the NOE Saeco 315 copy. Cast them out of Linotype + 0.18% copper, water quenched. Plan on shooting them with LVR in a Savage 308 F/TR gun. I believe it has a 1-12″ twist. Will save some for a 30-06 that has a 1-14″ twist brux barrel that Goodsteel did for me. Gotta warm up a bit here first…[Read more]
I was sitting on the floor cross legged doing my casting (lot younger then). Pot sitting on a footstool. Had just put some reject boolits from last nights casting in the pot. heard the pot “rumble” and threw my arm in front of my face just in time. Lead on the ceiling, on my bare arm, on my shirt, my jeans and on grandma’s old pie cupboard about 4…[Read more]