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Old 05-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #11
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Naw Ray, that would be 125gr FPBB lead/silver/garlic.

LOL - Is there any truth to the rumor that wooden practice bullets with little crosses etched in them work on Vampires?
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Well, it's interesting you should ask this deep and thoughtful question. I wanted to keep my silver, for my Lone Ranger Bullets, so tried the little wood bullets (forgot to etch the cross into them) with very spotty results. I do think I may invented a new weapon however. Those suckers were on FIRE when they came out'a the barrel. I could start a grass fire from 100 yds without adjusting for windage. Pretty cool actually. Tough to load and whittle to shape though.

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Well, it's interesting you should ask this deep and thoughtful question. I wanted to keep my silver, for my Lone Ranger Bullets, so tried the little wood bullets (forgot to etch the cross into them) with very spotty results. I do think I may invented a new weapon however. Those suckers were on FIRE when they came out'a the barrel. I could start a grass fire from 100 yds without adjusting for windage. Pretty cool actually. Tough to load and whittle to shape though.
I had a bunch for my Swedish Mauser Mod. 38. The gun had a threaded muzzle and came with what looked like a typical "bird-cage" flash suppressor with no exit hole drilled. When I inquired about what this device was, I was told it was a practice device used with wooden bullets. Apparently the bullets would disintegrate and blow the saw dust out of the cut-outs. I found wooden practice ammo at a gun show and bought some just for the hell of it.
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Now who's weird? LOL I bought wooden nickels once too.

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Do not use Bullseye for anything other than light target loads.

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Do not use Bullseye for anything other than light target loads.
Welcome masterPsmith, glad to have you here!

Care to elaborate on the Bullseye wave-off for anything other than light loads?
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Welcome masterPsmith, glad to have you here!

Care to elaborate on the Bullseye wave-off for anything other than light loads?

I will go a little further and state light to moderate loads only. Bullseye, being one of the fastest burning powders out there will build pressures quickly. I have had .38 revolvers in the past come into my shop with the cylinder blown apart. On two separate times, both guys were loading 2.8 gr. under a 158gr swc and accidentally double charged for 5.6gr. , one of them resulted in severe injuries to the shooter's hand and face. With the fast burn rate, low powder density and large air space, pressures can spike dangerously. Just use care in loading with Bullseye. I have been loading with Bullseye for about 43 years.
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