Lee 309-230

Discussion in 'Casting' started by Beef15, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Anybody cast it?
    Any success stories? See a lot of poor accuracy/tumbling reports on the web.

    Got one for Father's Day. Will PC, will convert to flat/plain base if unsuccessful out of the box I guess.

    Have 300BO, and a probably too slow twist .308Win bolt I'm willing to try it in.
     
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    I have one and did have it modified to flat base. It's a plinking bullet and shoots okay in my 300BO, no issues on my end. I have applied both PC and Hi-Tek coatings on them.
     
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    Thanks @Clicker

    Poured a few last night, base fill out took letting the sprue get a lot bigger than I'm used to, but cast very well once I slowed. It is spot on diameter wise .3095 but only on the bottom band, bore rider is .304 :(. I'll bake on two coats of PC and see what happens.
     
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    Loaded five over 10gr of Shooter's World Blackout. Just seeing if the 10.5 PSA pistol would function, hand cycling wasn't looking promising, did perfect on the range even locking back on the last round. Roughly 950fps, not a trace of lead clearly not enough rounds to really judge, but holy unburned powder.

    Guess I have something to start with now.