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Does Casting Temperature Affect Bullet Diameter?



Experiment 2012/03/05 Bullet Diameter vs Casting Temperature


Bullet  Lee T358-158-SWC

Alloy 50% reclaimed bullets 50% Linotype
Ingot BNH 13
Bullet No.
500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850
Bullet 1
0.3585 0.3586 0.3587 0.3590 0.3587 0.3585 0.3588 0.3588
Bullet 2
0.3585 0.3590 0.3587 0.3589 0.3594 0.3592 0.3585 0.3588
Bullet 3
0.3584 0.3587 0.3590 0.3590 0.3589 0.3585 0.3591 0.3595
Bullet 4
0.3585 0.3585 0.3589 0.3590 0.3588 0.3585 0.3590 0.3592
Average
0.3585 0.3587 0.3588 0.3590 0.3590 0.3587 0.3588 0.3591
Max
0.3585 0.3590 0.3590 0.3590 0.3594 0.3592 0.3591 0.3595
Min
0.3584 0.3585 0.3587 0.3589 0.3587 0.3585 0.3585 0.3588
Variation
0.0001 0.0005 0.0003 0.0001 0.0007 0.0007 0.0006 0.0007










Lee Impression
0.65 0.65 0.64 0.62 0.59 0.62 0.63 0.62
Lee BNH
12.1 12.1 12.5 13.4 14.9 13.4 13 13.4


Chart Diameter vs Temp

 

 

 

 
 

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