Rabbit57

Cast lead in a full auto Thompson

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I am wondering if any of you use cast lead reloads in your submachine guns? I load for the .45ACP on my Dillon with cast lead bullets, I like the economy of loading cast. It seems with a machine gun, cast would be the way to go. But I thought I would check, just to be sure.
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Rabbit57

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Not a good idea if you have a gun with a comp. When I was shooting a lot of cast lead, I would load a 9-1 ratio meaning load 9 lead and 1 FMJ to help clear the lead out of the bore. 

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When I shot cast bullets in my Reising they functioned fine but I had to scrape the lead from the upper grooves in the compensator after every range visit.  I don't know how much built up inside. 

Kevin in NC

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