- Dec 29, 2007
I mailed you 8 more bullets today. According to USPS, they should arrive at your house on Monday. I'm hoping you have the time to perform two tests for me.
Four bullets were made out of Pure Lead and the other four were made with a mixture of 7 Ingots of Pure lead and one of 40-1. Again, my bullets are made from the (45-380M) mold from Accurate Molds. As I mentioned to you in your first test for me, I’m experimenting with lead hardness. My hope was to create what I'm calling a 50-1 mixture. The idea is to create a bullet that is like Pure but with a little hardness to it to ensure the bullet will stay on the charge. A friend of mine tested the hardness of both bullets. The Pure Lead from Buffalo Arms measured .032 while the 7-1 mixture measured .038. So I'm interested to see how these bullets mushroom. If the 7-1 ratio does not mushroom-like I’m hoping for, I’ll use them for target practice and stick with the Pure lead bullets for hunting.
Thank You so much for your time and effort!
Distance between rifle, and bottles is 25 yard. Charge is 50 grain Blackhorn powder.
The bullet destroyed the first two bottles, went through the third, and fourth bottle, bounced off the fifth bottle, and ended up about six feet to the left of the horse, buried in the grass. The fifth, and sixth bottles were undamaged.