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Old 10-16-2011, 13:52   #1
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damn barrel lead

Where can I buy choreboy?
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Old 10-16-2011, 14:08   #2
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I get them at Ace Hardware and also have seen them at Wal-Mart.
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Old 10-16-2011, 17:01   #3
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10-4 thanks just wanted to make sure they had em before I make the drive
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Old 10-16-2011, 17:08   #4
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Why are you getting leading?
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Old 10-16-2011, 17:26   #5
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Where you do your grocery shopping should have them also. Just make sure you get the copper ones.
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Old 10-16-2011, 17:59   #6
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I have found copper wool regularly at ACE hardware.
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Old 10-16-2011, 18:52   #7
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Most grocery stores carry it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 20:31   #8
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Better fix is to stop the leading? Size your bullets properly -usually .002" over bore, use lube and shoot them at the apropriete velocity for there hardness! For most pistols if you keep them under 1000 fps your golden. Though properly sized and lubed and harden I could run my cast bullets as fast as I want without any leading at all! Currently running '06 cast bullets at 2300-2400 fps! And 30-30 bullets at 1998 fps! etc.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:05   #9
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i dont cast them unfortunatly these are store bought..


.452
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5.5gr win231
1.255 OAL

No clue why theyre leading up in the throat i shoot ONLY these no plated or jacketed after wards.. ill be cleaning my gun in a little bit ill get pictured of said projectile and my barrel
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:11   #10
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i dont cast them unfortunatly these are store bought..


.452
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5.5gr win231
1.255 OAL

No clue why theyre leading up in the throat i shoot ONLY these no plated or jacketed after wards.. ill be cleaning my gun in a little bit ill get pictured of said projectile and my barrel
Leading early in the throat is often too small a bullet or some times the bullet can actually be too hard for the pressures used & you are getting gas blow by before the bullet/lube seals the bore. You could try getting some Lee Alox & mixing a bit of mineral spirits w/ it & then coating the manuf bullets in them, dry & load. SOme say it helps. Many of the hard wax lubes commercial guys use don't do well in low pressure rounds.
It is an advantage casting your own, you can match the alloy, size & lube to your needs. The 45acp can almost run on a dead soft lead bullet & not lead, if it is properly sized & a decent lube.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:14   #11
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yea i think im done with lead untill i can cast my own :/
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:15   #12
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Never considered too hard of a bullet. I shoot .45's pretty soft.

Might not be obturating fast enough.
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yea i think im done with lead untill i can cast my own :/
Well, try a diff brand of bullet. I would even give the swaged Hornady or Speer a try, but they are kind of pricey. Some manuf offer diff alloys, I would lean to softer for the 45acp, like 12BHN.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:21   #14
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is there a way i can test the hardness?
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:23   #15
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The school of Jack says just use your thumbnail. That's all I've ever done, but I have a bunch of different types of lead to give me something to compare it to. There are definitely hardness testers out there.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:25   #16
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yea i mean i had a VERRYYYYYY small amount come off my thumbnail i mean a little
made almost no visible mark on the proejctile.. ill brb gonna get a shot of my barrel and the bullet
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:37   #17
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Said projectiles
Reloading

said barrel after about 5 passes with brush and 5 patches

Reloading
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Old 10-17-2011, 13:40   #18
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With out a BHN tester, pretty diff to get any good idea. I am betting hardcast, 18BHN or so. The bevelk base doesn't help either. I have BB bullets, but they can be early bbl leaders too. The place you bought them from should have something on their site telling you what the BHN is. Did you mic them, make sure they are 0.452" & not 0.451"? There are companies making both sizes for smoe reason. Most get better results w/ bullets slightly larger than slightly smaller. You pistols bbl could have an over size throat too, not uncommon. Another reason to use a softer bullet. I know it sounds counterintuative, but you want the bullet to start sealing the bore as soon as it hits rifling. A hard bullet won't do that until well into the bore.
You could check the bbl by driving an oversized bullet into the throat & then another all the way thru the bbl. Measure them, see if the throat is larger than groove dia. Then go 0.001" larger than groove dia. If the throat is larger, match the throat dia. Again, tough to do with commercial cast as most just don't offer custom sizing. I think if you just find a commercial caster making softer bullets, like Missouri Bullets, get them 0.452" & you'll probably see better results. Then sopme bbls are just rough & never shoot a lead bullet w/o leading.
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Old 10-17-2011, 15:19   #19
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Thanks Fred , I'm sure its probably the bullets not the barrel I've researched mp barrels they say no problem leading
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yea i think im done with lead untill i can cast my own :/
Expensive, undersized, hard bullets suck. For the price of one bullet order, you can get a Lee two cavity and a Lee pot and make your own.
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Old 10-17-2011, 15:35   #21
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i really have no place to do it wisky.. no storage room... no garage.. i do have a extra bedroom.. but no way am i doing that stuff over brand new carpet
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i really have no place to do it wisky.. no storage room... no garage.. i do have a extra bedroom.. but no way am i doing that stuff over brand new carpet
It's only brand new once. You could take up the carpet to protect it and put it back when you move out. I used to cast on my pickup truck's tailgate. Jack casts on his kitchen counter
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Dunno if I could cast outta a 2011 Altima lol
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There's always other hobbies you could try.

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Dunno if I could cast outta a 2011 Altima lol
No problem if it's a rental.
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