22 April 2013
You can get the velocity if you cast in straight Linotype, but bullet fit becomes more critical the harder the alloy is because you will not be able to count on any obturation with Linotype, but you will be able to take advantage of the higher B.C. with Linotype.. Your sweet spot of accuracy will be narrower with Linotype also and will require load laddering at long range to really find it...but that is fun.
It will be a fine line between the boat tail and linotype compared to a gas check and #2 alloy but you may surpass with Linotype depending on your bore condition. Linotype does best in highly polished bores.
However shooting long ogive Linotype bullets on game animals is like shooting FMJ's, they don't expand at all and just pierce. Not a good big game hunting bullet except for squirrels like I want!
Gary, rather than cast from straight lino, have you had any luck with heat treating?