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Apr 29, 2021
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Hello yes it is possible to cast very good long range bullets. If I can do it u sure can. U will need some things like pot heat source etc. U can go cheap at first. Lyman makes a great little kit. With 20 pound pot. Electric. A good mould will cost u more than the kit. U can start out with cheap lyman mould and practice. If u like it get a good mould. Baco makes the ones I use. Look at u tube r on this forum r others. Fellow goes by Idaho Lewis. Watch him shoot 1200 yards. And yes he makes his bullets. As long as your gun doesn't have one of the bullet guiding r quick loading muzzles u should be fine. A faster twist barrel is a must for truly long range shooting. However I have shot 1&48 twist barrels in 50 cal. To 500. U can't use long bullets and it's picky about what u feed it .can be done though. I've done it with 460 grain no excuse bullets and a tc renegade. 50 with 1&48 twist also there old long range hunter barrel. It's fast twist. Lost of custom barrels available. Just about any type of muzzleloader will shoot lead with the proper powder charge it likes. Soft bullets around 1200 to 1350 fish r the easiest to get to shoot for beginners usually. U can run lead much faster but that's more for experienced caster in my humble opinion. Get the things for beginners and have fun. In a couple years you'll be casting and shooting great probably. Just takes time and practice. I don't suggest bullet guiding muzzles r quick load muzzles for this. I pull my hair out with them lol.
I went to accurate molds website to order what body diameter would you suggestI say my “i Bullet” From Accurate Bullet Molds.
Top 3 Shot group the other day with that Bullet in this same 1:48 Twist TC Renegade The middle and Bottom Groups were Patched Roundball
Generally from the tang to the wedge and then if fitting a smaller barrel to a larger channel a small 1” long pad at the forend tip.Is your bedding the entire length of the stock I'm trying to figure out if I did bed it should I stop the bedding before the wedge and float everything in front of the wedge I just don't know if it's worth my time the fit on mine is a little sloppy
Any improvement on accuracy? I was also considering bedding mine but didn’t know if it would really make that much difference. Curious what people have experienced. I saw where @Idaholewis shimmed his at times. Did that to my .45 with some electrical tape to give it some more front support. Put it right where brass nose cap is on the hawkens .Generally from the tang to the wedge and then if fitting a smaller barrel to a larger channel a small 1” long pad at the forend tip.
Unless you have a specific problem with accuracy or a cracked stock I really wouldn’t bother.
Not really. The cracked Hawken was a good shooter before I repaired the crack, and after it was much the same. It’s a 1 in 60” 50 caliber and I don’t find ball shooters particularly finicky. The Renegades shot just fine with the 15/16 barrels but the inletting was done for 1” barrels and tangs so it bothered me until I bedded them. If it changed anything for the better, I couldn’t tell. I just preferred the lighter barrel and the Renegade stock fits me better. So voila! Presto chango! Reneken!Any improvement on accuracy? I was also considering bedding mine but didn’t know if it would really make that much difference. Curious what people have experienced. I saw where @Idaholewis shimmed his at times. Did that to my .45 with some electrical tape to give it some more front support. Put it right where brass nose cap is on the hawkens .