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    Default 1911 10mm cast loads

    So all this talk about casting bullets, whats the scoop with using lead bullets for a 10mm 1911?

    Do they function? accurate, leading a problem? got any loads to try?

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    Default 10mm Cast?

    Most any load you can find for the .45acp works well, 231(5.7/Unique(6.6) etc.

    Just don't push the velocity or as Murph mentioned the leading builds fast, stay under 1000fps.

    For barn burners with jacketed use Longshot/800X/Blue Dot/AA-9

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    you know where I can get them laser casts? Hopefully I can find them bullets here. Im tired of waiting on my backordered bullets from hornady. Been since november when I ordered them.

    Thanks for the loads

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    Sportsman's Warehouse should have .40 cal cast bullets on hand. If not, shoot me a PM. I've got some 200gr plated bullets that I'm not using. I'll dump them cheap.

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    Well I got some 185 Laser cast bullets. SWC for 1911 the box says.

    The overall length for 10mm is 1.25. When I seat the bullet down that far the wadcutter part of the bullet is below the case mouth. it looks wierd.

    I loaded up a couple with 8 grains of bluedot. They functioned fine.

    I dont know though, should I make up more? They just look wierd.

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    Default Max OAL

    Matt, max OAL is 1.260 for the Glock and 1911s except the Para double stack .40/10mm conversions then it's 1.250

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    Well even at that length the shoulder of the wadcutter is still below the mouth of the case.

    I have them loaded at 1.270 now and the widest part of the bullet is just a hair below the case mouth. THis is as long as I can make them and still have them fit in the magazine

    Crimp seems to be fine as well as straightness of the case.

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    Thumbs up LBT Beartooth

    Beartooth..LBT is the bullet I use in my 10mm

    200gr FN gas checked
    800X powder
    350 Primer
    Starline Brass

    www.beartoothbullets.com

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    I shot some more of those casts today. had more fail to feeds than I like. Probably had 10 out of 50 not want to chamber. This was on a fresh clean gun too.

    Any Ideas?

    this 1911 is extremly tight. Im wondering if cast is just not an option with this thing.

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    Thumbs up Ramp Polished

    Sounds like you need ramp polish job.......

    I crimp mine also with the Lee Factory Crimp Die.

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    Default 800x???

    Quote Originally Posted by alaska bush man View Post
    Beartooth..LBT is the bullet I use in my 10mm

    200gr FN gas checked
    800X powder
    350 Primer
    Starline Brass

    www.beartoothbullets.com
    The dude that publishes Cartridges Of The World posted a warning about dangerous pressures using 800X sometime ago on the old sixgunner boards.

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    Default Could Be Taper Crimp?

    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I shot some more of those casts today. had more fail to feeds than I like. Probably had 10 out of 50 not want to chamber. This was on a fresh clean gun too.

    Any Ideas?

    this 1911 is extremly tight. Im wondering if cast is just not an option with this thing.

    I like to squeeze them down just SHY of losing headspace Matt

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    Thumbs up 10mm Website

    http://www.bren-ten.com/website/id7.html

    Power Pistol and 800X excellent powder for the 10mm.

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    I am new to 10mm but the biggest thing about 800x Ihave found is the warning to weigh all loads since it meters poorly out of a powder measure. Otherwise it has the rep of one of the best for full power heavy bullet loads.
    akraven

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    Default Beartooth LBT

    try the Beartooth bullet as previously mentioned along with 800x-same ingredients I too use in my G20. I have not have a failure to feed with Beartooths or Hornady 200 XTP's, the only 2 bullets I will fire out of this. Any lighter of bullet then I will opt for a change in calibers.

    best regards,

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    I let the clip dictate how long the ctg. can be for max length. If they come up the clip with out binding then you should be fine then check what the ctg. looks like. I use wheel weight metal fluxed with tallow,I render my own and also lube with a mix of scented Christmas candle's and tallow in the lube and sizer. It makes every one happy at the range some even break into jingle bells and so forth...It works

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    Thumbs up Lee Factory Crimp

    I use the Lee Factory Crimp Die for the crimp.

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    Default 10 MM loading

    The 10 mm can be stoked right up without leading at all with the right bullets. One feller mentioned Beartooth cast bullets. They are great. I was going to suggest Cast Performance, but I just checked and they don't show any .40 caliber bullets for sale. Too bad, they are good stuff.

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    I like my feed ramp polished in the direction of travel of the bullet, in forward /back motion. It is easy to polish the other way but the ramp is slickest when polished front to back. Also always use a taper crimp. That will true your cartrige up and give you slick feeding with out crimping too much. As far as a jam from a dirty gun I have never seen it in fact some of the pin shooters like the dirty gun best when everything else is right the crap will be blown out with each shot. Soft, poor quality bullets should not be used and I have seen a bunch of them. When you find a good supplyer stock up. I used Ralston bullets for all my shooting and they were hard and did not lead with max pin loads in .45 ACP.

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