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Cast bullet board #196820 12/28/2018 11:06 PM
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Found a most interesting collection of home made bullet boards. The maker is nameless but between 1956 to 58 he used a S&W M-24 1950 Target .44 Special w/6 1/2" barrel and shot his handloads into water soaked paper at 15ft.. He lathe cut 24- 30/40 Krag solid head cases that he formed and sized. Five different bullets were used. The cast bullets were made using Ideal/Lyman bullet molds. Primer`s were Rem 2 1/2 with 18.5grs of 2400 powder. The bullets were: 1) #429421 238gr HP- 2) #429421 250gr SWC-
3) #429244 258gr SWC/GC- 4) #429507 250gr LSWC- Zinc Base Harvey
Prot-X 5) Sierra 240gr JHP. The lead mixture was 20;1 while the Harvey was pure lead..... One of the 250gr LSWC was recovered from a bear...


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Re: Cast bullet board [Re: jamesfromjersey] #196821 12/28/2018 11:53 PM
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Very cool find!


The meat won't fry if the lead don't fly.
Re: Cast bullet board [Re: Randy M] #196822 12/29/2018 12:22 AM
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NEAT


"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.
Re: Cast bullet board [Re: 45MAN] #196824 12/29/2018 12:49 AM
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Some good history there!

Re: Cast bullet board [Re: racksmasher1] #196834 12/29/2018 2:48 PM
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You and my good friend Mike Hutyra ("Madbo") find EVERYTHING! Good on ya, James!

Re: Cast bullet board [Re: 500WE] #196835 12/29/2018 3:34 PM
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 Originally Posted By: 500WE
You and my good friend Mike Hutyra ("Madbo") find EVERYTHING! Good on ya, James!

In spades!


It's not the gun, but the man behind it.

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Re: Cast bullet board [Re: Russell] #196905 01/02/2019 7:36 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I've been meaning to do a penetration test of various .35 cal cast bullets from 90-200 gr at various velocities from 38 sp, 9mm and 357 mag but guess I need to retire to find time for fun projects like that.


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