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PostSubject: 44 cal Pietta   February 21st 2014, 5:27 pm

Here's a picture of my 44 cal 5 1/2" Pietta withthe 45.cal200gr conicalsI cast.They are baked @ 350 degrees
for 15 minutes, and coated with Alox.They really shoot good, and have VERY little clean up. I've also powder coated
some of these, and also some 50 cal as well.They do pretty darn good!.

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PostSubject: Re: 44 cal Pietta   February 21st 2014, 5:44 pm

ALOX is meant for centerfire bullets with smokeless powder. It's reported to be unable to provide enough lubrication for black powder velocities. Lee specifies in its directions with casting moulds that ALOX shouldn't be used with black powder loads.

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When I first started out in CAS I loaded up ammo (38/357) with BP and alox/beeswax, the standard smokeless powder lube. It was a disaster. I got PATTERNS after about 5-10 rounds. Once I went to SPG+a grease cookie (thin beeswax disc) I could shoot all day. This was in a 20" carbine. Big Lube bullets will be all you need with a halfway decent lube such as a simple mix of Beeswax and olive oil. I use 50/50 BW & deer tallow (shot a fat doe, just couldn't waste the tallow). It makes a nice firm BP lube."

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PostSubject: Re: 44 cal Pietta   February 21st 2014, 11:23 pm

I wanted to post a picture of it, but can't get the picture to upload.

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