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Developing a Cast Bullet 404 Jeff Plinking / Practice Load
      22/11/22 11:24 PM

Hi folks,

Im currently looking at ways of developing a low cost plinking load for my .404 Jeffery.

This probably means going with cast bullets. Unfortunately the chances of me ever having a location to cast my own are rather slim so it looks like resizing bullets is the way forward.

My current plan is to resize .430 commercially available cast lead bullets down to .424 and start with this 300gr which I have 100 on order:



I use .44 cal bullets from this maker for my 44 Mag lever action in 240gr RNFP and 255gr SWCGC with some decent success.

Anyway, I managed to get a .427 and a .424 for sizing down the .430 as cast bullets and I try with the 240gr and 255gr bullets. Sample of 1 so dont so more experimentation needed but so far signs are good. These are 2 stage resized bullets:



Both seem to have some lube left, something of a crimping groove and lengthened a bit over 0.2mm (0.008) so that bodes well (I think? Though I would welcome comments).

Next stage / decisions are:

1) decide whether to give a bit of extra lube with Liquid Alox or go the whole hog and try and home powder coat
2) See if the it is possible to get a gas check onto that 300gr Shell House Bullet

Thoughts and advice much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Scrummy

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