Hey again John -- I've been using the Laser-Cast Trueshot gas checked bullet since they first came out. I was running them considerably faster for distances to 1,000 yards. The 10 grains of Unique load works very well with these bullets. I've just never bothered to go looking for a plain based bullet to use at slower speeds. Best regards. Wind
I have used the 10 grains of Unique in a 308 for plinking. It is a blast with no noticible recoil. Rocky's Reloading room has a "Universal" load (that uses Unique - go figure) that recommends 10 grains Unique for 308 down and 12 grains Unique for 30-06 up for 30 caliber bullets. That's where I got my 308 load.
Last edited by MudMan; 08-03-2012 at 03:25 PM.
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Wind, I found the Laser-Cast Trueshot gas checked bullet on Oregons' site and ordered a box. I'm going to give them a try, now that my curiousty is up.
Hey again John -- Here is a Marlin Owners member rockridge shooting my rifle at 400 yards with that load here at the HappenZ a couple weeks ago. I hope you and your boy have as much success. Best regards. Wind
Wind or Dr. A, I've got everything now except Unique powder. I do have Blue Dot and Bullseye on hand. Have either of you tried those powders with the cast bullets or would I be ahead to just pick up some Unique?
Hey again John -- I'd go ahead and grab a jug of Unique. It will be love at first shot. Best regards. Wind
I have some Laser Cast 170 grn 30-03 rounds, but have never used them. What will I need to properly seat gas checks on them and prepare them for shooting at velocities above 1200fps? I don't currently have any lead bullet equipment/suppies (i.e., molds, pots, alloy, lux, etc.). I would like to try the laser casts to see if I want to get into casting my own lead bullets.
Your feedback as always is highly valued and appreciated.
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Wind or Dr A ran into a glitch, loaded up 20 rounds 170 gr cast with Unique powder. Brass was trimmed to length and OAL was 2.550 with some at 2.548. My winchester 94 had no problems with the loads, the Marlin on the other hand would chamber, but the lever would not close totally, and release the internal part to cock the hammer. Do I need to seat the bullets a little deeper in the case? My 150gr and 130gr reloads will chamber in the Marlin without any problems.
Wind and Dr A, my son thanks you for the advice. I worked out the OAL on the loads, and he ran though 50 rounds of 170gr Laser-Cast Trueshot gas checked bullet with Unique powder in one setting. He doesn't think a small order of bullets will do, he wants the 500 lots. Guess the thing is to get him started on reloading.
Yea, just shoot them shorter. Each gun is a rule unto itself, so to speak. Better get some lead and get him casting!