I have not owned a .300-BO rifle. Is the ballistics close to a .3O/.30? That is for handloads.I primed the 300 Black Out cases I tumbled the other day. ended up wit 630 of them. most of them will probably be loaded sub sonic but I had to swage the primer pockets on 50+ which tells me they are once fired. those I will load supersonic with hunting bullets for sure.
the 300 BLK is like a light 7.62x39 which is like a light .30/30. the main advantage to the 300 Blk is that it fits in any .223/5.56 weapon with just a barrel change. and magazines hold the same capacity as the .223. where it does better than the .30/30 or 7.62x39 is when loaded subsonic. out of a bolt gun it is "Hollywood quiet". out of an AR or other semi auto, the noise of the action is often louder than the report.I have not owned a .300-BO rifle. Is the ballistics close to a .3O/.30? That is for handloads.
Your wife is more understanding than mine, she will not help with sprue cutting.I talked my wife in to sitting down and helping cut these apart. She lasted until she got a blister and quit. I'm not nearly as enamored with the #4 buck as I used to be. I'll have to shoot a few but so far I just don't see it as a self defense item. Better than bird shot for sure but I don't believe you would get very good penetration from these at shot gun velocity.
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|I also cast roundball in .433 and .454|
The .433, 120 grains, work well in 44 special and a 2 ball load works well in 44 mag
The 454, 140 grains, works fine in 45 Colt and a single ball works fine in 45 acp or 45 rimmed for revolvers. I have several that have 45 acp cylinders. Power is like a 38 Special plus P. You would not want to get shot with them.
Lot of projects for people locked down due to weather. Temp is near 0 and snow is a foot deep, so reloading a fine way to spend time..