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Old 06-02-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Cast bullets in micro carry

I was woundering if any one has tried cast bullets in their micro carry and if so how did that work out for you.. Thank you
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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I don't see why they wouldn't work in that caliber with any less efficiency as any other. I used cast bullets in every .45 ACP and 9x19 pistol I ever owned.

One proviso, cast them hard. I used tin and bar solder by the pound. I also made sure that my gunsmiths polished the feed-ramps. I can vouch for the fact that Terry Tussey buffs them like mirrors, and mine never produced a stoppage.

Like any implement, know the shortcomings and correct them. You have a fine pistol (I'm jealous) and it should work well with the properly tailored load.

(Do you have a Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook?)
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
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I've shot 95 grain LRN with no problem and have been very pleased. No jams, FTF, FTE and nice 21/2"-3" groups, handheld at about 25'. These were as good as some factory stuff I tried at the same outing, which was the first time shooting the pistol. I'm loading some 100 grain LFP to try in the next few days.
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I am using Berrys 100 G plated which isn't far off from cast-I would have bought cast when I needed bullets but didn't want to wait and order.Bass Pro here carries the Berrys in stock.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Tried the 100 grain LFP over 3.2 grains of Bullseye. Worked great. Grouped about the same as the 95 LRN over 2.8 grains of B'Eye. So far, it looks like this pistol will digest everything..lead or jacketed, FMJ, HP, RN, FP. Ya gotta love a pistol like that.
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Yup-so far mine has feed all types of ammo-nothing but good things to say.I have 3-6 round standard mags and 2-7 round extended and not a glitch in the bunch.
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:17 PM   #7
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Standing, leaning on a sort of rest I got the following groups: 95gr LRN/2.8gr B'Eye, 10 shot group @ 21'= 1" x 3/4" group. 100gr LFP/3.2gr B'Eye, 10 shot group @ 21'= 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". And, I think if I took a little more relaxed posture and sat at a rest I could have done better. The 100gr'ers were really touching each other in a nice semi-circle with two cloverleafs. I don't think there's any problem with cast bullets in a Micro.
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Standing, leaning on a sort of rest I got the following groups: 95gr LRN/2.8gr B'Eye, 10 shot group @ 21'= 1" x 3/4" group. 100gr LFP/3.2gr B'Eye, 10 shot group @ 21'= 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". And, I think if I took a little more relaxed posture and sat at a rest I could have done better. The 100gr'ers were really touching each other in a nice semi-circle with two cloverleafs. I don't think there's any problem with cast bullets in a Micro.
Sounds like you have a good recipe-these Micro's are some pretty good shooting little pistol.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:41 PM   #9
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I use the Lee 38 cal 105 grain semi wadcutter mold sized to .355 an they work great in my Micro and my other 9 mm pistols. They cut the target like a full wad cutter and if they can be sized to work in a 38 special as well.lee 90315 105 grain mold - Bing Images
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