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doublebuck
04-25-2012, 20:26
i just got some lasercast 180gr hardcast 24bhn, i will be using my G20
with a standard kkm barrel. i have blue dot and unique powder. if you have any reloading data for these bullets. will these be good for wood carry or should i go with 200gr hardcast?

_The_Shadow
04-25-2012, 20:32
I load my 175 gr and 180 gr cast bullets with 10.4 grains of Blue Dot, they run about 1240 fps from the 5" barrel S&W.

doublebuck
04-25-2012, 20:53
will you use that load for wood carry?

Yondering
04-25-2012, 21:04
Just FYI, there seems to be a trend with Lasercast bullets causing a lot more leading than other brands. I don't know if it's their alloy, lube, or what? Hope they work for you. Post here if you need some easy tips to get the leading out, I can help.

I've also used Blue Dot for 175/180gr TC cast bullets, between 10-11gr.
9.5gr Power Pistol will do about the same velocity, and meters a little easier.

These will work fine for woods carry, although there are better choices out there.

doublebuck
04-25-2012, 21:14
how can i keep my barrel free of lead? i thought the aftermarket batrel should keep the lead out?

Yondering
04-26-2012, 16:28
Any barrel can/will lead up, you'll need to do a lot of reading to understand why and how to prevent it.

To get the lead out afterwards, the easiest method is to use a special scrubbing brush made from an undersized bore brush, wrapped with a section cut from a copper "Chore Boy" scrubbing pad. (These are the copper mesh pads, don't bother with the plastic kind.) 5-10 passes through the bore gets most leading out, and you won't need to do any other cleaning to the bore. Just scrub, and shoot some more.

Keep an eye on the leading with those bullets, a little bit is fine, but if it gets bad, it can drive pressures up to dangerous levels.

I'll also add that at least 90% of my shooting is with cast bullets; I'm not trying to scare you away from them, just trying to help.

doublebuck
04-26-2012, 18:36
i thought the lasercast are cast bullets with a 24BHN?? what bullets do u recommend?

Meathead9
04-26-2012, 21:22
The LaserCast 180gr TC's have about the same profile as an FMJ, so they will probably behave like one as far as internal ballistics go (not the best). You can get IMI 180gr FMJ's for $107 shipped per K, from Wideners. I don't shoot enough 10mm to really worry about $15-$20 per K, so I load Zero 180gr JHP's ($125 shipped per K).

For a woods carry load, I use Bear Tooth 200gr WFNGC's. I don't shoot enough of them to worry about leading issues.

pkersey
04-27-2012, 19:58
Lyman lists 10.4 grains of Blue Dot and 7.0 grains of Unique as the max loads for their 175 grain lead bullets which have a bhn of 15.

Yondering
04-29-2012, 17:55
i thought the lasercast are cast bullets with a 24BHN?? what bullets do u recommend?

24BHN is really hard. Harder is not necessarily better, although it has been marketed lately as a huge selling point. Much more important are the bullet dimensions, consistency, lube, and and how they fit your gun.

I cast my own, so I won't try to recommend a particular brand. Just letting you know that I've heard of enough leading issues caused by Lasercast bullets that I would buy a different brand.