In this video, I document the loading and shooting of a 45 ACP target bullet, cast and sent to me by Thor’s Axe.
Just joined up and enjoyed your vid. You did some nice shooting. I am by no means a comp shooter but have had my share of those type targets. I personally like the HG-68, 78, and 130. Most of my shooting however is with magnum revolvers so the lite Bullseye charges for those type target loads isn’t a big factor. Again good shooting and if your interested in trying any of the above feel free to give me a shout.
Look at MPMolds (Mihec) he has one for this boolit and his moulds are perfect and run right out of the gate. As a Machinist of 35 years I couldn’t duplicate these if my life depended on it. His work is pure Jewelry! You will find that most of the H&G 68 moulds drop at around 200 gr. I realize you said these were 170 but you’ll get the same results with the 200 gr version . https://www.mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/solid-molds/mp-452-200-swc-pb-hg-68-4-cav 90.25 Eu or $101 US. for a Brass 4Ccav mould this is cheap! Also Look at Powder Coating these as it makes… Read more »
Thanks for your comments, Randy. I followed your link to the MP mould. A hundred bucks and free shipping is a great deal for a 4 cavity brass mould. Looks like they’re out of stock at the moment.
Yeah this guys stuff is in pretty high demand and his restocking sometimes takes a while to occur. He is pretty well known in the Boolit Casting Community as a top producer. He is in Slovenia. I have several of his moulds and I can assure everyone that they are pretty much the best I’ve ever seen, and that is from a Machine Shop Owners perspective. IF you put in a request he will notify when there is stock. Also if you are into .44’s his Lyman 429421 and 429244 clone moulds come with multiple HP and Solid Pins and… Read more »
With respect to the five-shot group top left: at that point, you had completely eliminated the center of the target. I wonder if you might have allowed your point of aim to attach to something that was actually there, instead of an empty space?
I’m sure you’re absolutely correct about that, PapaPat. Thanks for watching and commenting👌
Hey buddy. I agree with the comment that Jerry 1911 made about getting fatigued, However, I believe that by shooting those you found out the gun is accurate, it’s just the small stuff like Trigger and sights from here on out. I believe that you can get a Two cavity 180 SWCBB for cheaper than the Saeco mold from Magma engineering. that bullet shoots on par with the 170. I have the six cavity mold 200gr from Lee, the thing is you are back into the recoil of it. Most shooters shoot those heavier bullets at the 50-yard slow fire… Read more »
Thanks again, Dave. I guess I approached this like a shotgunner patterning a trap load in a 30 inch circle. After 100 shots, I was able to tell exactly where to hold and how to adjust the rear site. It sure didn’t help the tear in my right shoulder rotator cuff, though! Recoil is a big deal to me, so I’ll definitely check out the Magma 180 grain mold. Can the recoil with the 200 grain Lee bullet be mitigated with the light Bullseye charge and 12# spring?
JCM, I have tried several different molds in the 200 gr, Lyman, Lee, RCBS, Saeco. Believe me, it is best to just do it once, I have spent a lot of money on trying to get around the cost of the 180 Beval Base H&G 63 all those others 200 gr molds don’t compare. Longevity and stamina are what the game is about. recoil is a funny thing, I have never been able to master shooting the 200’s over the course of a 2700, Don’t know why, however, the 170-180’s just seem to be easier to shoot. On the powder… Read more »
Thanks for sharing your experience regarding the 200 grain bullet. You may have saved me from going down a rabbit hole on that one! The 170 grain SWC worked so well for me that I’ll focus on finding a 170-180gr mold, as you suggest. Will have to think about the 32WC guns. I’m doing PT and potential surgery to fix my shoulder. Would like to stick with my 1911 if that works out. Once again, thanks for your great advice!
Any time dude. I have had shoulder problems, I don’t envy you. I went to physical therapy for three months and was on light duty at work for six months. The .32 is something to think about, to me, it would be another Mountian to climb. there are used guns out there on the market for a decent price. what I should really do is shoot .38 HBWC, I already have all that.-Dave
Yep, I’ve been looking at 148gr HBWC molds to shoot with my Model 15 too. Which is your favorite?
Good shooting! You probably WERE getting fatigued by 100 rounds. That’s a LOT of shooting for a target. The lightest bullets that I’ve ever shot from my 1911 was 185gr, and I didn’t seem to have great accuracy, due to the short bearing surface, but these 170’s seem to have a very small point, and longer base, which would give you the bearing surface for accuracy. If I could afford a Saeco mold, I’d probably try these, but for now I’ll just have to admire your success. Thor seems to have a good setup
Thanks for your comments, Jerry. Thor’s Axe does have a pro casting/reloading set up. I understand that Lee makes a 200 gr bullet that is similar to this one, but much less expensive. May have to check it out.