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    I just traded two 8# downrigger cannonballs. For 16 1# lead ingots and .429 diameter 200 grain round nose bullet lee mold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    See I go the other way, Iíd prefer a harder bullet. I had a custom LBT mold made for me by Veral Smith. Hardball casts to 365 with GC.
    Beautiful bullet!

    Iíll check my plethora of moulds and if I have a .452 you can have it. I donít cast that size anymore.
    Depends on how fast you are hitting the animal.

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    With the warmer weather, I've been in the barn doing up some of the raw lead into ingots for the Lee Pot.

    This is about 1/2 of what I have to do up. There is about 110lb here ( 90 x 1lb 4 oz each).

    Roughly, each Ingot will make x16 .425 gr Minnie balls or each ingot equals a day on the range

    Last edited by MikePal; March 17th, 2022 at 04:22 PM.

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    MikePal
    Looks like you got a good cooking recipe on the go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    That would work well. Have you slugged that bore? If so what did it show?
    Sorry I miss your inquiry on this, i just came across it today. The .303 in question is a Pattern 1914 Eddystone the bore on these rifle run in the .312 -.313 range. I haven't slug the barrel but the bullet sized to .314 shoots well in it with the right powder combination. I have a Winchester version of the same model and it scatter the same round. To get any accuracy with the latter I size down a plain base 160 grain .32 caliber bullet to .314 and lowered the velocity. I came across another Eddystone of the same model and it seems to handle the first gas checked 205 grain well. The Winchester version has prove to be something of a puzzlement, it maybe that it was bored to .313 while the others are .312.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I have about 75 lbs of soft lead to process, I sourced it from diver belt weights pick up at an auction ($5 for 40lbs) and about 35lbs from a fiend of the wife's who gave me the lead they use for doing stained glass windows..I gave her a big hug



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    A follow up to this...

    So far I have processed 160 lbs of the lead I had accumulated and have another 50 lbs to process yet.

    The diver's belts actually yielded about x45 Ingots (20 oz) and the pencil hardness test determined they were 11-12 BN.

    The stain glass lead yielded x30 ingots at 14 oz each (different mold) . The nice thing, that lead tested 'pure" in the hardness test. Soft as the come !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    Sorry I miss your inquiry on this, i just came across it today. The .303 in question is a Pattern 1914 Eddystone the bore on these rifle run in the .312 -.313 range. I haven't slug the barrel but the bullet sized to .314 shoots well in it with the right powder combination. I have a Winchester version of the same model and it scatter the same round. To get any accuracy with the latter I size down a plain base 160 grain .32 caliber bullet to .314 and lowered the velocity. I came across another Eddystone of the same model and it seems to handle the first gas checked 205 grain well. The Winchester version has prove to be something of a puzzlement, it maybe that it was bored to .313 while the others are .312.

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    Good stuff!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    A follow up to this...

    So far I have processed 160 lbs of the lead I had accumulated and have another 50 lbs to process yet.

    The diver's belts actually yielded about x45 Ingots (20 oz) and the pencil hardness test determined they were 11-12 BN.

    The stain glass lead yielded x30 ingots at 14 oz each (different mold) . The nice thing, that lead tested 'pure" in the hardness test. Soft as the come !!
    That should last you about a weekend eh?

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