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I want to play around with subsonic loads for my 14" .375 win Contender. Anyone know of a sourse for ready to go cast bullets? Something under 200 grains would be great, but I read Rockys post on plinking loads and want to see how these might work on raiding pests.
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Billy marr has some nice 375 jdj cast bullets but as I know they are all over 200 gr. I have used the speer 375 round ball in my 375 jdj barrel and it works quite well out to 40 yards with enough power to pass trough a 2 inch tree at 10 feet.
 

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round ball?? Where did you get those? What starting load did you use, and did you slightly crimp the ball?
Thanks, sounds interesting
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The round balls are the same as used in muzzle loaders. What I have on file is (use at your own risk)
79 gr. speer pure lead round ball, 6.5 GR. of bullseyes tap ball in 1/2 way with thumb. Before i would shoot the round I would tip the barrel up so the powder would be at the back of the case (if you use some daycron this shouldn't be needed)
I am not to worried about the light charge blowing the barrel up because the ball is pure lead and should be soft enough to keep pressures down this load is not quiet but wortks well at close range
 

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oh yeah, I savvy the "user beware". I wonder if there is a problem with pushing the ball (or other projectile) down far enough to take up that extra space. Dont care for "filler" material.
Thanks for the load and suggestion.
This should be the ticket for the upcoming raiding raccoon season. Every other year they get real bad, and '03 is the "on" year.
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I do too have a 375 less

than 200 gr it is a 170gr that can be gas checked for high velocity or no gas check for low velocity.
see told you so.
 

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See, I thought Billy mar might be able to help out. I have dealt with him in the past he is a good guy to work with.

You don't push the ball all the way in the case! You just push the ball in about 1/2 way so it will stay put. the case looks like a normal 375 jdj with a little round tip sticking out. I do not care for filler much that is why I done use it and just tip the barrel up a little.
 
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