375 H&H Lead Bullets

cjm1066

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Any one know of a supplier of cast/swaged bullets, looking for some for practice/fun at shorter ranges.
 

JMS906

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Any one know of a supplier of cast/swaged bullets, looking for some for practice/fun at shorter ranges.
I bought the Lyman mould #375248. It throws a 249g truncated cone bullet. Here we go:
Lyman Products Your Primary Source for Reloading Equipment

I have a friend who casts a few for me now and then. You should be able to get the mould through Hannam's Reloading.

I've been using 21.0g of Blue Dot which should deliver about 1,600fps. I'm going to reduce the charge for this year. Oh, I previously used Dacron on top of the powder charge (to keep it as a column above the flash hole) but latterly have been using king size Rizla papers as they are biodegradable.

This load recoils satifyingly (a bit of a shove, not a sharp jab) a bit more than a .243 but somewhat less than a .308, and the point of impact is probably 24" low at 100 yards. It's a good way to use your .375H&H without: a) brutish recoil b) expense and c) having to go through the HME rigmarole.

-JMS
 

Muir

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I bought the Lyman mould #375248. It throws a 249g truncated cone bullet. Here we go:
Lyman Products Your Primary Source for Reloading Equipment

I have a friend who casts a few for me now and then. You should be able to get the mould through Hannam's Reloading.

I've been using 21.0g of Blue Dot which should deliver about 1,600fps. I'm going to reduce the charge for this year. Oh, I previously used Dacron on top of the powder charge (to keep it as a column above the flash hole) but latterly have been using king size Rizla papers as they are biodegradable.

This load recoils satifyingly (a bit of a shove, not a sharp jab) a bit more than a .243 but somewhat less than a .308, and the point of impact is probably 24" low at 100 yards. It's a good way to use your .375H&H without: a) brutish recoil b) expense and c) having to go through the HME rigmarole.

-JMS
Your Dacron isn't being consumed?? Then I'd figure out something else.~Muir
 

JMS906

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Your Dacron isn't being consumed?? Then I'd figure out something else.~Muir
No, it gets scattered in front of the firing point. You need to bear in mind that the .375 is a volumous case and 21.0g of Blue Dot is miniscule. My normal charge is 75 to 83g of N140 or N160. It takes a lot of Dacron to fill the case on top of the Blue Dot, so only a little is in contact with the powder/flame. The rest, no doubt, formes a plug behind the bullet. Maybe some of it is burned off, but most isn't. Same with the Rizla paper.

You say "figure out something else" which is all fine and dandy, but what do you suggest?

-JMS
 

Muir

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No, it gets scattered in front of the firing point. You need to bear in mind that the .375 is a volumous case and 21.0g of Blue Dot is miniscule. My normal charge is 75 to 83g of N140 or N160. It takes a lot of Dacron to fill the case on top of the Blue Dot, so only a little is in contact with the powder/flame. The rest, no doubt, formes a plug behind the bullet. Maybe some of it is burned off, but most isn't. Same with the Rizla paper.

You say "figure out something else" which is all fine and dandy, but what do you suggest?

-JMS
Specifically? Not sure. What velocities are you trying to achieve? I swore off of dacron when I shot cast bullet bench rest and a number of rifles were coming up with ringed chamber necks with the only common denominator the use of dacron. I shot 18 grains of AA 5744 (similar to 4198) in a 30-06 and 308 with no filler and had no problems. H-4198 is not quite as bulky as Blue dot but you can go up to the mid thirties in grain weight.~Muir
 

Southern

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Have you tried about 33.0 gr of H-4198 or 33.0 gr of SR-4759 ?
Or Trail Boss? Very fluffy. Have not tried it in that large case, myself, but have used it in 8x57, .303, 30-06
 
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cjm1066

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If we get an order of 500 together we can get some made by dodgyrog.

At least 500 @£25 per 100 cast sized lubed and gas checked + postage.
 

reiver

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If we get an order of 500 together we can get some made by dodgyrog.

At least 500 @£25 per 100 cast sized lubed and gas checked + postage.

Dodgyrog is the man. he also makes 285gr gas checked 9.3mm bullets which I use with Alliant 2400 starting at 19grs with no filler..
2400 is not case sensitive,so might work well in your 375 as well as in my 9.3 and .444m.
As mentioned Trail boss is also a good one to try :)

Bob
 

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