but Tam mentioned it the other day. I'm going to have to work my way through, lots of good stuff here.
Higher education. This might be one more case of a university finding out just how expensive acting like petty tyrants can turn out to be.
On a subject far more happy than politics and idiot educators, I for some reason forgot to try the mouse loads with one more bullet: the 160-grain I've been using for some of it is a good one, but I remembered(why now, I'm not sure) I've also got this one for a 155-grain.
The 160 was originally intended for 7.62x39, it also works well in 7.62x54r and .303 British. It's a tumble-lube design(bunch of small lube grooves instead of one or two big ones), whereas the 155-grain is a standard lube-groove design(which at these velocities it isn't a problem to use tumble-lubed). The 160-grain has one advantage for some .308" bore rifles: it drops from the mold at a larger diameter than the 155. Which, since some rifles like a larger diameter for cast bullets, is handy.
Anyway, I'd cast and lubed some of the 155, and loaded a few up, some unsized and some sized, in .30-06. Next time can get to the range, I'll see how they work.
One followup to using these very light loads: I checked the bores of the rifles I've been shooting them in. In the case of the .30-06 and .30-30, which I've put the most of these through, not a sign of lead fouling. I'd finally cleaned both, which required a couple of CLP-wet patches, let sit a few minutes, then wipe out. Since then I've put about fifty through the .30-06, and the bore is spotless; I could've skipped cleaning, though it's good to find out for sure how it's doing.