Monday, February 09, 2015

Ok, here's the results

of the .30-30 loads I put together the other day.  All at 30 yards, all with a 6 o'clock hold on the bullseye

.32-caliber wadcutter over 3.0 grains Bullseye
.32-caliber semiwadcutter, same charge
Nice groups.  The .32-caliber roundnose bullet, not so much

All right about 6" below point of aim; not surprising, these are low-velocity loads.

One more test done, couple of days ago I was able to cast some of the 115-grain .30-caliber bullets, lubed some with Liquid Alox, no gas check, and loaded them in .30-06 with 6.0 of bullseye, a practice load listed in that article at Cast Boolits. He used this with imperfect bullets not bad enough to throw back in the pot; these were just about perfect, but the results were not
Possibly my fault, and I'll load five more to give another try just to be certain.


prairie gopher said...

I just love to do this type of stuff. accidently made up a silent .45 load which actually cycled the action.

Firehand said...

Ok, now that's interesting. May I ask?

B said...

Yeah, I'd be interested in that ,45 load as well....