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405-gr hardcast (LBT WLNGC) over 63-gr of BP couldn't make it through a 1" plate of aluminum (6061) at 250 yards.

Not only broke clean through, but tore nasty, ragged holes in it.

Finally had to move up to a "gong" of 1" cold-rolled steel (less would have probably worked, but I'm cheap and didn't want to experiment).

Note, don't shoot at steel close up, it tends to shoot back :dgrin:

For safety, I don't shoot at it unless there's no one else at the range, no need for anyone to take a hit from such a beast. Sure is rewarding to hear that "BONNNNG G G G " from a 300 yard hit.


Anyone else shoot BPCR?
 

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BPCR is Black Powder C??? R??? and a LBT WFNGC is ???????.

An explanation please for those of us who are stricken with BPDD (Black Powder Deficit Disorder). :D

Thanks

RIKA :D
 

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BPCR = Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
LBT = Cast Performance (a company) Lead Bullet Technology, they put out a very good line of pre-sized and pre-lubed hardcast bullets with wide meplats, two of the types offered are:
WFNGC = Wide Flat Nose Gas Check
WLNGC = Wide Long Nose Gas check

They also make bullets without gas checks.
Cast Performance

They have loading data also, as most newer loading manuals don't list for the heavier bullets.

Correction: The .45-70 is the 405-gr. WLNGC
I use the WFNGC 300-gr .44 bullet in .44 Magnum
 

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Thank you. Sometimes I feel like a little kiddie in school again.

RIKA :)
 

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Don't worry, I had to go slogging through the nomenclature before I knew what everyone was talking about too.
 
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