I'm thinking about hunting with my 45 colt (Ruger) and I like the idea of cast bullets for there ability to provide an "exit hole." I've been shooting 300 grain Hornady XTP MAGS over 23 grains of H110. This load makes my "Double Tap" factory loads at 1450ft/sec. with a 255 Keith seem quite mild. (That's their velocity spec. I've not chronographed them).
Having done some reading. I've learned that the 260 gr. class of cast bullets will cleanly harvest Whitetails at around 900 ft/sec. and anything faster just flattens out the tradjectory a bit. True..?
I am not interested in "scrubbing" lead out of my bore. I am however, interesten in knowing how much velocity I can get before "leading" becomes a problem. I see that "gas checks" help with preventing this occurance.
So, in the event that I do begin to cast my own (without GC's), let's just address the "plain base cast bullets. How much H 110 can I burn before Leading becomes a problem..?
Thanks fellows, Scott