10mm 180gr Round Nose Hard Cast Loads (Casting, Coating, Loading, & Shooting)

Howdy Folks!
For this video today, I go through the entire process of casting, powdercoating, loading, and shooting some hard cast round nose bullets using the high quality NOE bullet mold for my 10mm handguns.  I had wanted a round nose bullet for 10mm plinking loads.  Something that would feed simply and flawlessly in each of my 10mm handguns and carbines.  This bullet mold seems to do the trick.  These loads are not light loads, but they are not top end either–they are just a good “plinking load” for the 10mm.  They hit the steel hard, but wouldn’t be recommended for hunting purposes or anything like that.  If you own a 10mm and want to practice with it inexpensively, this load might be for you!

Links below of the gear I used in the video:

Don’t forget to use coupon code flt001 to save a few bucks at the NOE site
Link to the NOE bullet mold used in this video: 180gr Round Nose
Link to the replacement mold guide: NOE Replacement Mold Guide
Link to the gas check seating die: Gas Check Seating Die
Link to the bushing push through sizing die: Bushing Sizing Die
Link to my favorite clear powder coat powder: Glass Clear Powder Coating Powder
Link to my favorite sprue whacker: Mould Mallet
Link to the casting pot: Lyman Mag 25
Link to the makers of my steel targets and hanging kits: BuckEyeTargets
Link to my RCBS hand primer: Universal Hand Primer
Link to my hornady reloading press: Hornady Press

Music Used:
Pluck It Up by Dan Henig
Wrong by Dan Henig
Leslie’s Strut by John Deley and the 41 Players

   

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lonewanderer360
lonewanderer360

Is that RIA 10mm pretty reliable? I’ve been eyeballing one for a while. It’s about $400 cheaper than any other 1911 in the shop.

sentrysam
sentrysam

Those are beautiful bullets! Just the right mixture of clear and green powder coat makes them look like well-aged lead.

hemiscrub
hemiscrub

Do u have a problem with case bulge with your factory glock barrels cause my g29 factory barrel leaves some pretty big bulges on my brass

Jesse B Outdoors
Jesse B Outdoors

Great looking rounds 👍🇺🇸

Thorsaxe
Thorsaxe

You and I both agree that there isn’t any real reason to go out and buy jacketed bullets for handguns, concealed carry is a different story, I like just using factory High-performance ammo, (less to explain if in court and it takes away a tool that a prosecuting attorney could use in painting you Bad), I can just say “I bought the ammo at Bob’s country Hardware” and that put’s an end to it. anyway, I don’t have experience with the 10mm, however, it looks hard hitting-Dave

NickJ
NickJ

I just got my hot plate, I wish I could say I just got a 10mm :-((

Loads of Bacon
Loads of Bacon

I love having the hot plate to preheat and maintain heat in the molds like you talk about. I originally bought my hot plate to heat up the lead ingots to ~400° so they weren’t room temp when I added them to the pot. As soon as I got it I realized I could heat the molds as well, and now I wouldn’t be without it.
I don’t own any 10mm (yet), but it’s probably the semiauto handgun cartridge that interests me the most.
Great video!

NickJ
NickJ

Hey Bacon, want to try heating the ingots before dropping them in the pot. That sounds like a great idea .
I love all these idea we learn on TRN :-))

Loads of Bacon
Loads of Bacon

Just make sure your hot plate isn’t too hot, otherwise you may end up with a lead puddle.on the bench. Mine maxes out at 400°.

celloyd
celloyd

Do you save much money by casting your own 10mm bullets?

Georgiaboy44
Georgiaboy44

Great vid Taco! I don’t have a 10mm but I need a #9 load for 40 S&W 180 gr swaged HP. 😬

jlag19
jlag19

Great video! Do you ever do the Hi-Tek method of coating instead of powder coating? Thanks.

John Fazer
John Fazer

I really like 13.5gr of AA#9 behind a 180gr. plated rnfp.