I did a little casting yesterday. I spent about 4 hours including setting up and warmup. I cast 400+ from a Lyman 225415JS 49 gr. double cav. mould and 400+ from a double cav. RCBS 7mm 145 gr. Sil. mould. The actual weights were 55 gr. and 152 gr. I used my Lyman thermometer and was casting at about 750 to 800 degrees. The thing I noticed was the 22 bullets were nice and shiny and the 7mm bullets were some what frosted. The only thing I can come up with is that the 7mm mould stays a lot hotter than the 22 mould. The 55gr. weighed + or - .05gr. That 22blt. will shoot a 1/2' group from my 223 super 14 barrel at 25yds with factory open sights. I really haven't shot it on paper much farther than that. Hopefully I will get time to try it at 100yds. later on. I'm still working on some loads for the 7mmblt. for my 10” TC brl.
I will be going into the Hospital on the 24th. I Have had a stint in my heart for almost 10 years now and am having some problems. The heart Dr. thinks my stint has failed so I have to have a angiogram to determin if they can put a new stint inside the old one. Otherwise they will do a bypass. Not looking foward to doing any of this but it looks better than the alternative.