Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

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Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

Postby Johnnyjr » 11 Sep 2022 15:34

I've been reading with great interest the articles about using the lilgun powder with cast bullets. All the articles mention cast bullets,but I did not see any mention on the softness or hardness of such bullets. Most of the bullets I have need experimenting with are between 9 to 13 bhn. So should the bullets be harder? (Mine are gas checked). I would appreciate some more information on this. Thanks john..
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Re: Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

Postby GasGuzzler » 12 Sep 2022 06:14

I don't measure hardness. I use a gas check on my stout 158s and 180s.
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Re: Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

Postby ethang » 12 Sep 2022 17:55

I have only used Lil'gun with jacketed bullets in my 357. It has shot better the harder I drove it and my load I use it actually over book max without issues "in my rifle"... that said, it is a hot powder temperature wise and my barrel gets much hotter using it than with other loads. I am guessing that is not going to do well with lead bullets, especially without a gas check like GasGuzzler mentioned. I will defer to people who have tried it though.
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Re: Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

Postby GasGuzzler » 13 Sep 2022 06:15

It's probably the best for 180 cast there is followed by 2400 in my experience.
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Re: Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

Postby newtire » 22 Sep 2022 22:36

Johnnyjr wrote:I've been reading with great interest the articles about using the lilgun powder with cast bullets. All the articles mention cast bullets,but I did not see any mention on the softness or hardness of such bullets. Most of the bullets I have need experimenting with are between 9 to 13 bhn. So should the bullets be harder? (Mine are gas checked). I would appreciate some more information on this. Thanks john..

I have used lil'gun with lots of cast boolit loads with no problems at all. Now that I powder coat, I don't use gas checks and have had no trouble either. I use a lot of HS-6 lately but really don't have all the heat issues I hear about.
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Re: Lilgun powder in the 357 Rossi 92

Postby Johnnyjr » 23 Sep 2022 07:54

Appreciate the update.
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