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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Firearms (Including Long Guns, Pistols) => General Ammo, Reloading, Bullet Casting, & Ammo Craft => Topic started by: cohutt on August 30, 2009, 07:31:09 PM

Title: Cast HP
Post by: cohutt on August 30, 2009, 07:31:09 PM
I had a nice run today with a 290g 44mag hollow point mold I picked up a few weeks ago.   It is a custom 2x brass mold with the hp captured pins (aka cramer style) that I ordered in a group buy via the cast boolits forum.  Made in Slovenia by "Mihec", cast from a relatively soft alloy of wheelweights and pure lead.

Nothing else to say; I took some pictures to post on CB and liked the way they turned out so I figured I'd post here too for the hell of it....

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/cohutt/bullet%20porn/bp022.jpg)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/cohutt/bullet%20porn/bp024.jpg)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/cohutt/bullet%20porn/bp023.jpg)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/cohutt/bullet%20porn/bp025.jpg)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m284/cohutt/bullet%20porn/bp026.jpg)

Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on August 30, 2009, 07:35:55 PM
From a purely artistic point of view, those are some nice pictures.
I would like to blow up a couple of those and make posters.

From a prepper point of view, sweet!
Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: jawjaboy on February 09, 2010, 02:24:05 PM
Nice. I have to admit, those do look a lil bit better thah my first few HP's.  ; :)


(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0172.jpg)
Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: 19114life on February 09, 2010, 03:26:45 PM
How do the shoot/preform.  I shoot and mold alot of cast but havent gotten a hp mold yet.  Been thinking about it for awhile.  I cast for .38/.357, .44, .45acp and .500 S&W. 
Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: spartan on February 09, 2010, 04:28:08 PM
Every time you post about your cast 44s my heart warms a little.  Thank you for bringing some joy to the cold blowing snow.
Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: cohutt on February 09, 2010, 04:46:38 PM
LOL

Joe i like the lancer pointed one on the left- you need to get a patent on that one.

Performance ?  Accuracy is very good, as good as any of my cast boolits.  Generally speaking my cast loads do better than jacketed in pistol rounds; all I've ever shot in my 45-70 is my own casts. 
Terminal performance? don't know, haven't done any wet packs or anything like that to test yet.  Even if the 44 HP busts up there will be another 200-230g or so punching through from the main mass of the base.

Spartan I haven't forgotten I said I'd send some of the HPs your way.  don't let me off the hook.
Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: 19114life on February 09, 2010, 04:54:17 PM
Thanks   I will have to get some off these.
Title: Re: Cast HP
Post by: spartan on February 09, 2010, 07:11:54 PM
Spartan I haven't forgotten I said I'd send some of the HPs your way.  don't let me off the hook.

I'll remind you when I finally find some large pistol primers, magnum or otherwise.  They are still drying up as soon as they appear.