Yes, again. The candidates today were the .30-30 on the left, and
Results at 30 yards. .30-30 fired with a Winchester 94. with semi-wadcutters
.30-30 with 115-grain spitzers
.30-30 with 150-grain flat-points
The semi-wadcutters and spitzers are on par with previous tries. I think the 150-grain loads, with better light and/or a better rest, I could get better groups with.
7.62x54r fired from a Mosin Nagant 91/30. With semi-wadcutters over Bullseye
and a surprise with the same bullet over Green Dot
Now I want to try some of the heavier bullets I tried in the past, but using Green Dot and see if any difference with those.
Remember those .357 loads with the paper-patched bullets?
Two things come to mind. I'm wondering how both the .30-30 with full-power loads and that 150-grain bullet cast of pure lead and paper-patched, and the 162-grain semi-wadcutter in .357 cast of pure and patched, might do? With the patch there shouldn't be any worries about leading, and that bullet should upset beautifully on game. This is going to have to be tried.
*That mold is the single most pain-in-the-ass piece of casting gear I've ever used. No idea why, but getting good bullets out of it is enough to enrage the Good Humor man.