So I was shooting today… Playing around with some TT-33 (7.62x25) loads today. Love that zippy round. Anyway, I was testing some .311" bullets. Some I DIY, some I bought. The DIY shot well, Lee mold: 31-93-1R.
Now… I am not super excited about casting, I can shake and bake hiTek (also not super excited about that either, I much rather buy), but casting this little fuckers - I am not super into it. So does anyone know if there are bullet casting companies out there who will do custom runs on specific cast bullets; and whether molds are interchangeable or do machines use custom molds? I’d be looking at around 5k projies (peek into my shooting habits lmao).
5k is a few…if you could find someone with a Magma casting machine thats easy done…but you will need a different mold, as they dont run with Lee molds, only RCBS, LYMAN double cavity from memory. I tried to buy a Magma 3yrs ago but missed out on it. I could ask the guy who has it for you?
Have a chat to Les at HRBC - I got him to swage some .32 78gn Round Nose projectiles down to (IIRC) .310 and they worked pretty well. Not as well as the Sierra SportMaster .308 85gr JRN projectiles I got got the gun show a while back, but well enough to participate in Service Pistol matches.
That’s exactly what I did @Martini and that’s the ones I don’t like compared to my own with the Lee mold. I don’t like how deep you have to seat them. Just looks poop and sometimes they get caught on those protruding ridges.
They will definitely do in a pinch and I had him size them to .312 actually. Good to have, but the one Lee mold throws imho is better.