It's been raining on and off today and in between chores I cast a few bullets.

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It's been raining on and off today and in between chores I cast a few bullets.

#1 Post by JimT » Wed May 01, 2019 3:55 pm

The first are for .38/357
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160 gr. SWC These will be sized .358"

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The others are for the 480 Achilles.
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These are the Ralph Huffaker bullet designed for the .476 Eley. It weighs 290 gr. and is a "Round Nose Hollow Base Heel bullet". They are shot as cast.

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#2 Post by J Miller » Wed May 01, 2019 7:06 pm

I've got to get somewhere I can shoot. Looking at those shiny bullets is killing me.

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#3 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed May 01, 2019 8:06 pm

Jim, I confess those Achilles bullets make we want to attach a Greenie Stick-M cap to the nose and feathers to the rear ...

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#4 Post by JimT » Wed May 01, 2019 8:43 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Jim, I confess those Achilles bullets make we want to attach a Greenie Stick-M cap to the nose and feathers to the rear ...

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#5 Post by BrianSH » Thu May 02, 2019 8:32 am

Wacha gonna use to light duh fire?
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#6 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 am

I've always wanted to get a 3-1/2" to 4" bird's head SAA done up in 480 Achilles. Is there a mold maker that one can order the Huffaker bullet mold from?
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#7 Post by JimT » Thu May 02, 2019 8:54 am

BrianSH wrote:
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Wacha gonna use to light duh fire?
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The .357's will be loaded with WC820 (military surplus H110) ... 1200 fps loads.

The Achilles with Unique ... 6.5 gr. for about 850 fps.

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#8 Post by JimT » Thu May 02, 2019 8:54 am

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 am
I've always wanted to get a 3-1/2" to 4" bird's head SAA done up in 480 Achilles.
That sounds like fun. Shortest I have seen is 4 3/4" .... looked good.

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#9 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Thu May 02, 2019 10:58 am

JimT wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:54 am
Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 am
I've always wanted to get a 3-1/2" to 4" bird's head SAA done up in 480 Achilles.
That sounds like fun. Shortest I have seen is 4 3/4" .... looked good.
Yeah, it might make more sense at 4-1/4" or so. I don't want to go so short that I have to give up the ejector like a Sherrif's model.

I edited my earlier post too late for you to see my mold question. Is there a source for the Huffaker molds? That bullet looks fantastic for this application.
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#10 Post by JimT » Thu May 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:58 am
I edited my earlier post too late for you to see my mold question. Is there a source for the Huffaker molds? That bullet looks fantastic for this application.
Sorry but I lost track of him years ago.

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