Guys, I'm a newbie to your organization, but I've been bullet casting since the mid 60's. My question is that I have inherited a Rossi small revolver in .32 SW Long from my father. I wanted to use it to help teach my daughter in law how to shoot a pistol. My thoughts were to start out with a .22 Revolver, the move to the .32, then .38 Special, etc.
I don't have any molds for a 90 grain .312 bullet, but I DO have several Lyman 311259 which is a round nose 115 grain bullet, that casts out at about .314 diameter. I have experimented with those (not fired) by cutting off the bottom of the cast bullet with a pair of flush cutting pliers. This yields a bullet weighing avg of 86 grains, with a slight double bevel on the bottom of the bullet. I slugged the barrel and it is a maximum of .312. I have sizing dies for .313 and plan to run the cut off bullets through this sizer/lubricator and try in the Rossi.
NOW MY QUESTION. Will it make any significant difference to have a slight bevel on the BOTTOM of the bullet. Not entering into any target matches with this load anyway.
Your opinion would be appreciated. Tom C.