Sounds like you can't go wrong with a well made gun like that.Racer X wrote:I am new to this site and am considering buying one of your molds and wanted to get your recommendations on a mold design. My gun is a custom Ruger Bisley in 45 Colt with .453" throats and minimum-spec chambers (.481 @ the base & .480" in the leede). The gun has a custom 7-1/2" barrel with a 1 in 18" twist.
Ya, and I'd like a new 1 ton 4wd pickup truck that gets 100 mpg, seats 4 NBA players comfortably, and rides like a Cadillac.I would like a plain-base bullet that casts from WW metal at 280 grains. I also want the biggest meplat that will still give me excellent accuracy, even when started at low as 900 - 1000 FPS. The bullet should retain its stability beyond 100 yards for recreational rock busting if driven to higher velocities (1200 - 1300 FPS).
Racer X wrote:Ok, then limiting my requirements to short-range (< 75 yards) hunting accuracy, can you recommend an accurate design with a good hunting meplat? I don't need a 300 grain bullet to shoot scawny deer and even decent-size hogs. I was thinking of having a shorter nose and longer shank to increase bearing surface.
It is neither inherently accurate nor inherently inaccurate.Is the Truncated Cone typically an accurate profile?
There is no right or wrong answer to that question, except that a long unsupported nose is always a bad thing. Ask yourself how the nose length affects the two functions of the nose -- guiding the cartridge into the chamber, and aerodynamic stability. Since this is a light-for-caliber bullet, I'd go with just enough nose to serve those two purposes -- maybe 0.300", maybe a little less. But that's just me.What Nose Length would you recommend for adequate bearing surface on a mid-weight bullet such as a 280 grain with this profile and 75% meplat?
I don't understand the 453/451 combination, but that's another story. I'd size 0.453" - 0.4535". Personally, I like bullets to drop out of the mold about 0.002" larger than the sizing diameter, but not everyone sees it that way.With the minimum spec chambers, .453" throats, and .451" groove, what bullet diameter do you recommend I specify?
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