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Old 06-13-2020, 07:33 AM
17tbs 17tbs is offline
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Originally Posted by southernman View Post
I've got one of the .172 NOE moulds and a 1000 gas checks, Not cast any yet,
You guys down in the states, still have lots off bullet options, since I started shooting .17 hornet, we have lost about 1/2 our bullet options, here in Canada, Z-max gone, 25 Hornardy hollow point, two weights of Berger's,
And what's left is now at $30 box of a 100,
the NOE mould is just an insurance, that I can still shoot my .17 cal rifles, and at sum point in time, I will cast up a few hundred, and try them out.
I know that this might sound extreme, but if you really like �� the NOE mould design and don't like casting them, just either get a group buy together from a Canadian supplier or get a set of Corbin swage dies to cold form the slugs out of lead wire. For the harder ones though with tin and Zinc, you are still stuck with casting.

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Old 07-13-2020, 02:10 AM
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There are guys using 1/9 twist.172 barrels and fitting them to PCP air rifles. They are shooting them between 950-1000 fps and are shooting Prairie Dogs and ground squirrels at pretty impressive ranges, some over 200 yds. PCPs are a long way from the old Crosman 760 or all of the 1200 fps exaggerated break barrels. I took a Prairie Dog at nearly 150yds with a .25 Marauder.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:55 AM
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Default .172" cast

Yep, the N.O.E. slugs are great, its the 32gr slugs I use,
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