Cleaning some range pickup brass.
I need to get my revolver out and shoot up some. So I can get some fresh ammo loaded up. I have some . 357 and 38 ammo that I loaded in 2018 when I first started.
They don't get too old to shoot but you just need to enjoy them every year..... IA few months ago I found some 45 acp that I loaded in 1986, a box of the flying ashtray bullets, a huge hollow. I chronographed several of them. They were all just where they should be. The were 898 fps. Point is they all fired and none of them degraded. I really enjoyed shooting them. Being that old, they probably did not cost me $4-$5 to reload back then. We get too many guns and just go shoot the most fun ones, and the others just sit in the safe. It is not fair to the gun, shoot em.....I need to get my revolver out and shoot up some. So I can get some fresh ammo loaded up. I have some . 357 and 38 ammo that I loaded in 2018 when I first started.
You are right. It's a very versatile powderjunction.
700-X is awesome in all sorts of stuff.
i use it in the 45 acp and even in my 300 BO bolt gun for subsonic stuff.
it works good in the 9mm and 38 special for target loads too.
i've used it for light cast bullet loads in several 30 cal. rifles, and i even heard a rumor it does pretty good in the 12ga.... LOL
I plan to cast hollow point molds next week. One set will be using .22lr lead. The other batch will .22lr lead and 2% tin. I look forward to comparing the bullets in some jugs of water.Just doing some casting myself taking a breather. I use a hot plate to warm my mould up to 400 degrees before casting. Usually good bullets, in 2 or 3 pours. Then if doing a marathon, I can lay my mould on it and take a break, then be up to good bullets In three drops.
Never was much into smoking, or release agents, just usually cast with a new mould till it comes right.. If it does not in about 10 runs and wrinkles I will hit it with break cleaner and a nylon brush while cool, or crank the heat till frosted bullets come, then back down.
If it sticks, after 10 rounds. I will switch to something else and go over it for burrs later.
Never messed with Seperating 22 lead from our range. Just melt it in with all the other take Range scrap.I plan to cast hollow point molds next week. One set will be using .22lr lead. The other batch will .22lr lead and 2% tin. I look forward to comparing the bullets in some jugs of water.