cast bullet labeled .358" 180gr. but weighs 170 - Handguns and Ammunition Forums
Forum Home    ::    Active Topics    ::    Hi-Powers and Handguns    ::    Stephen Camp's Blog    ::    Contact Us
Go Back   Handguns and Ammunition Forums > Ammunition & Gunsmithing > Reloading
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-06-2019, 01:06 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6
cast bullet labeled .358" 180gr. but weighs 170

Uncovered a stash of ABC cast bullets from years ago. They are labeled .358" 180gr. TC but weigh 170. gr. *Would a high alloy mix account for 10 gr. of weight? Do I load for 180gr. or 170gr.? Planning on using 13 gr. of 2400. Sound right?
Thanks in advance, dgang
__________________
I shoot, therefore I am.
dgang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2019, 03:46 PM   #2
Member
 
gt40doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 688
If it were me, I would weigh about 10-20 of these cast bullets and find the average weight of them......then load according to the average weight. I assume that you are loading these .358in. lead bullets in 357Mag brass. Since you don't know the Brinnell hardness of them, I would load a few(10-12) light, and see if I was getting any barrel leading. If these bullets are "soft" and you load them "hot", you will have a bore that is leaded soooo bad it will look like a smooth bore. Just a thought.
gt40doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.