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Old 06-12-2018, 09:29 AM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
 
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mac I assume you cast your own? If not where do you buy them? I get my Gas Checked carbine bullets from Montana Bullets Works.
i do cast my own , I have bought some in the past to save time but i like to set up the pot and drop my own.
for 90% of my cast loads in the 30 cal family rifles im not pushing them hard and only out to 200 yards max. I use Lee tumble lube on almost all my cast loads except a 200 grain pill i push to 1850fps
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:08 PM
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I shoot reduced loads in my .303 Enfield rifles using Hornady .312 100 grain pistol bullets. Since they discontinued SR-4759 I now use Trail Boss.



I would try the lighter .308 bullets like ceresco recommended with normal or reduced loads and see how they work.

In my 03-A3 with a very worn and pitted bore Hornady 170 flat point bullets shot the best. I assume because these bullets had a softer lead core and thinner jackets they filled the bore when fired and kicked in the seat of the pants. The bore on the 03-A3 was .311 in the throat, .309 mid-bore and .312 at the muzzle and the 30-30 bullets shot very well.

Any frosted or pitted bore can be cleaned with foam bore cleaner to remove the copper without using a bore brush.

Below a 1943 No.4 Enfield after firing over 50 rounds using foam bore cleaner.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:55 PM
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bigedp51 I use the same .312" bullet in my Nagants with unique for reduced loads.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:20 PM
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bigedp51 I use the same .312" bullet in my Nagants with unique for reduced loads.
You must be almost as smart, good looking and modest as I am.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:32 PM
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I use 10 grains of Bullseye, behind a Lyman 311410 130 grain no gas check bullet. G.I. or commerical cases with the bullet sized to 0.311, inches.
2 groove 03A3, and M-1917 barrels usually the best.
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