Had accurate molds make idaholewis’s i bullet in .52 cal

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Docsv2pistol

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Look forward to your range report. This is a great bullet design.

I will be having Tom at Accurate Molds take Idaholewis's #50-415I mold, and create from it a tapered bullet with 4 driving bands, & centered tolerances, that mimics a Lee R.E.A.L. bullet. It will weigh, in pure lead, approximately 378 grains, as cast, and will not require sizing. The meplat's diameter will be 82% of the bore's diameter, wider than the #50-415I. The band diameters will measure:
4th-- 0.515"
3rd-- 0.509"
2nd--0.503"
1st-- 0.497"

This will be for shooting out of my customized Optima V2 pistol. I want maximum meplat diameter for knock down power. I don't care about long range capability, as the pistol is, at most, a 150 yard weapon. I plan to keep my shots at 50 yards, with my max distance to be 75 yards.

I may have to add a little tin to the mix for best accuracy, time will tell.
 

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Sounds like it’ll be a good bullet. Can’t wait to see what you can do with it!
 

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I have so many hobbies that I don’t really need one more (meaning bullet casting), even though I know I would enjoy it. Are any commercial bullet casters casting any of the i bullets series?
 

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Not any I am aware of. Bull shop makes some good bullets, and no excuses makes some good ones as well.
 

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What type of rifle will you be shooting this in? I had Bobby Hoyt re bore a 50 cal TC New Englander to 52 cal once. I went with a faster twist 1-36 to shoot paper patch bullets. Barrel was showing promise but I sold the barrel because I did not like the New Englander stock profile for rifle shooting. I have a 50 cal TC Renegade barrel that the 52 rebore has crossed my mind.
 

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I have a knight bighorn .52, 1-26 twist. I live in Oregon so for hunting it’s gotta be full bore lead/lead substitute or round ball, I think this I bullet is going to be a great elk bullet!
 

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I just watched a you tube video he did 23 hrs ago on a 1200yard shot with his new 17twist rice 45cal barrel, so he is well .watched one on a cabin tree tester also on BACO lead , what I was going to do , great to see. I don't do you tube like I read this forum each day. Might have to up that. I like all of his contributions.
 

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I am new here but thought I would put out their that I just had Accurate Molds create idaholewis’s I bullet in .52 cal! I just ordered the mold but will post results when I do.
Awesome deal! This is probably my Favorite hunting style Bullet, if i had to choose over everything i have. They shoot STELLAR in .45, .50, and .54 Cal
 

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That’s what it will mainly be used for is hunting. I also ordered the .50-415i. Can’t wait, I ordered some shiny new 1-40 lead from BACO last night as well.
AWESOME Deal! Out of ALL of my Bullets, I chose my 50-415i Bullet to Hunt Elk with last year, That say’s quite a bit about it :lewis:

What Bullet Lube are you using? Are you using an over powder Wad? If so, what material?
 

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AWESOME Deal! Out of ALL of my Bullets, I chose my 50-415i Bullet to Hunt Elk with last year, That say’s quite a bit about it :lewis:

What Bullet Lube are you using? Are you using an over powder Wad? If so, what material?
I am using your altered NASA Lube. I figure you’ve done a lot of the leg work with this bullet no need change things up. I am shooting them out of some inlines but should preform quite well. .50 is cva accura with 1-28 twist the .52 knight bighorn with 1-26. Of course seeing what you can do with your TC side locks I may need to by the Renegade my local shop has. Although then I would need the 54-485i mold. FYI my wife is going to hate you guys! :D
I am new to casting so I will use your video on casting large bullets. I am sure it will take some time to get it down but with your videos and this sights help I am sure the learning curve will be small one!
 

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Lewis, approximately how many bullets can be lubed from a pound of the Bullshop NASA lube combined with the 2 bottles of the synthetic 2-cycle engine oil?
 
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