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Posted: 26 November 2017 at 10:24am | IP Logged Quote res45

Did a little shake an bake this morning on some NOE 155
gr. double crimp groove HP's from the Lyman 358156 clone
mold. Going with the Yellow Green for 357 Mag. and
Carolina Blue powder coat for 38+P.


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Posted: 26 November 2017 at 10:37am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

That looks like a good bullet and what a huge HP. I like the large lube grove as well.

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Posted: 26 November 2017 at 11:00am | IP Logged Quote res45


Here is the mold in question

The double crimp groove allows you to load the bullet long in 38 special cases if you so desire so there is less bullet jump as well as more powder capacity.


I've shot some of the bullets in the past in 38+P with
just plain tumble lube an no gas check as well as
checked and lubed with good expansion.

Recovered 38+P on the right,357 configurations on the
Left.


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Posted: 27 November 2017 at 4:56pm | IP Logged Quote beerd

res45,
I don't know much about using painted bullets, do you install a gas check on the pc ones?
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beerd wrote:
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I don't know much about using painted bullets, do you install a gas check on the pc ones?
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Personally, I have found that once you pass a certain velocity/pressure threshold that a bullet designed to use a gas check always shoots much more accurately with the check on than not. I shoot lots of bullets that take a gas check PC'ed, tumble lubed or traditionally lubed with the gas check left off they shoot very accurately but the velocity is low. For instance, I shoot the Lee 150 and 170 gr. RNFP bullet with the check left off but the MV is only around 1200 fps. max. The expanded 38 special load shoots fine as well with the check left off as long as I keep the bullet in 38+P or lower velocity ranges. I just treat powder coating as a different form of lube.

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Darned nice looking projectiles! Based on the looks of the recovered one, it appears that they work as intended. Do you mind telling me what load you usually use for .38 Spl. +P?

Do you use the same projectile in .357 Mag., and does it seem that expansion proportionally increases?
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Posted: 03 December 2017 at 6:25am | IP Logged Quote res45

The Lyman cast bullet manual calls for 4.4 grs. Bullseye for this particular bullet, however, my version of the bullet runs about 3 grs. heavier so I'm only running 4.0 grs. Bullseye, velocity is just below 900 fps. It's really the only +P type load I have tried as I have been casting and shooting more in rifles especially my Mosins lately when I have the time to do so.

As far as the 357 version of the bullet I basically run my alloy a bit closer to 12 BHN vs 10 for the +P load.
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Very nice looking & shooting Boolite !   Joe

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USA Joe wrote:
Very nice looking & shooting Boolite !   Joe


Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm probably going to pick up about a quarter lb. of clear PC and do some that way as well, as nice as the PC colors look sometimes I just like to see the lead. The clear coat will keep the lead protected from oxidizing an keep it nice an shiny.
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