Hard Cast Lead Bullets Vs Soft Lead Bullets




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Chip Sanford: I seem to recall that lead bullets are a no-no in Glocks. True or not?

Catholic Seymour: Oh by the way... There weren't any train wrecks in your neck of the woods after you acquired this anvil of yours were there? With so much of it just laying around....CS

heycheckthatout: You probably have figured it out by now, but looks like a piece of train rail. Had a still mill that was near my house and they used to melt down old ones and make new ones. Super heavy and super durable.

THOMAS EDISON: Railroad track

MulberryBean: Probably a steel I beam

jake chaput: It looks like PVC

Robert David: That is a train track usually they scrap them after replacing them

C Wiskus: so is the hard lead round an alloy of lead or is it a matter of tempering?

puke's channel: You might want to mention the metals that are added to the lead (and amounts) to make it hard. Tin and animony are the two most common. I believe Elmer Kieth liked lead with tin only and no antimony. But nowadays most use antimony. Tin is pricey anyway. Nowadays they only put enough tin in to make it flow into the mold nicely. And it does flow out poorly without tin.

Vince Clark: what kind of expansion would you get from hard cast hollow point in like .45?

wildairsoft1: railroad

greg roate: 110lb/ft 1rr track . hard < high speed track .

Commiefornia: I love your videos. Always learn something new. You are the Professor of Firearms! :-)

ogilvy85: yea thats for railway tracks...old school

Tony Young: Norinco frames are old chinese work hardened rail stock.

Catholic Seymour: Dear Mr 45, Yeah everybody knows that your anvil is a piece of railroad track. But it doesn't appear that anyone can tell you how the rail was used. I think this may be what Hickok is really asking. I believe your anvil is a piece of light to medium 90-100 lb/yard rail judging from its size, meant for slower speeds and smaller freight trains in days gone by. Of course I can't be sure unless I knew the actual measurements from the profile. All of the sizes come into play when calculating the strength and purpose of any particular rail. IE the width of the base, the height, the top width, the web, etc... Even though passenger trains are from an era long gone, heavier freight train will be with us for a while to come due to the volume they can handle and the return on fuel. My point? Your anvil truly is rocket science! You ask how do he know this thing? Ordinarily I wouldn't have any of this pointless and useless information. During my career as a machinist I helped invent measuring tools for a certain Rail Road to measure the amount of wear on the tracts to record data of wear vs usage. Never thought I would be posting this to YouTube. Enjoyed you video and learned a little more about cast bullets today. CS

Tony Young: work hardened train rail. I work on elevator guide rails.

Michael Garafalo: While securing a pallet with wood blocking, I missed the metal nail and hit the fingernail on my left hand ring finger. I was lucky enough to get the ring off before the finger more than doubled in size. 2 weeks later the tip is down to double it's normal size, the nail is 1/3 black and growing longer, and the purple color has faded. The bone at the tip was broken and it will take a couple months before I can fully use my left hand. PLIARS, VICEGRIPS------USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOUR FINGERS!

Bud B: Hickok, that anvil is a piece of railroad iron ;)

Nacho Menegazzo: Hi Hickok! i have a Glock 20, of curse... in 10mm, im trying to find the best terminal performance for hogs here in Argentina (i always dream in a bullet for the 10mm that doesent exist... a "165 or 180gr Barnes MRX", copper bullet with tungsten core to reduce the size/volume, for more powder capacity, get higher velocities, the full enerergy of the 10mm, extreme or ideal penetration on hogs... but... thats only my dreams) Back to the real world, 175gr Critical Duty seams a great bullets for the job, but i cant get it in Argentina. I can only get Winchester Silvertip 175gr, XTP, Noslera and Sierras up to 180gr JHP or.. maybe start making hard cast bullets, but i really don know enything of casted bullets, (SP, SWC, HP are the options? Whats your advice in all of these things? Thanks! Nacho, From Argentina

patch kadiddlehumper: As an alaskan with the spring upon us, my .454 is full of 360 grain hard cast. In these bushes no jacketed or hollow point round will ever find its way into this gun. Except for hunting. When it comes to 1 or two shots between you and the graveyard, it's hard cast all the way. After all, it's all you will have the time to take when a big brown at 15 feet decides your not welcome..

dad nova: Ok, so how do you cast a hard lead bullet? I cast many bullets, however they cannot be used in anything above 1300fps, I see cast bullets for rifles, ?? scared of them. 

jeff wayne: He's joking about the anvil.

ethan 7X57: yep piece of a railroad track thats what your anvil is

Surly Bob: Hickock 45: Your anvil is a piece of rail from a railroad. We had a few on the farm. They work pretty good. We also used a few of those to weigh down our 14' implement disc for the field. They are heavy! 

Richard Irving: you need a pair of vise grips hard too shoot with broken fingers

LR G: And the hammer on the finger? We all know you've hit. Show it to us!!!

george50: I'm curious as to what you used to cut it with. I worked for rail road for 35+ years and don't think they're a lot choices in cutting it.

Kenny Wong: I see alot of right answers ( rail road track ) but interestingly enough why is it so hard? Train wheels are very hot from friction and obviously they put alot of weight on wheels, now imagine whole trains going over rail for years. It's basically been forged. 

l3arrett82: rail road track, the reason it has holes is because they use it as a part of the track to buy some time before they have to replace a section of the track. or they have 2 of these and screw braces to it to again prolong a section of track. at least i think thats what its for. i live about 125 feet from the tracks and ive seen stuff but not 100% sure

TheZmt325: That is an I beam for the starship enterprize. It is made out of unobtainium... be careful with that chunk of future metal...

Mike H: I watch a ton of your videos. The slow-motion hammering at the end was very humorous. Lol.

panzerwagoneer: That's a neat pair of cuts on that railroad track section you have there, what did you use to cut that?

Daniel Taylor: Hickock, This was very informative to me. Thanks for taking the time to make the video and explain the concept. Best, Dan

Lyle Wold: thanks for the vid. (I'm probably wrong, but the rail reminds me of the rails we used in elevators shafts)

busyhands94: Hickok, I'll level with you. I am kind of a cheapskate, I don't like spending a while lot of money on those fancy jacketed bullets, but I found that a $20 dollar Lee 140 grain bullet mold has paid for itself in hard cast .38 bullets. I'm getting a .30-30 Marlin from my uncle next weekend for some work, and you can bet I won't be spending a dime on pre-made jacketed ammo. I shoot hard cast bullets, they are my favorite and have the most bestest killing power! :)

videodistro: Railroad track makes GREAT anvil. We have a small piece we've used for years and years.

Brad Bratcher: Looks like part of a railroad track

Rene Schaap: railroad track !!!!!

Rob Anders: Tell your wife to buy you a pair of needle nose before you miss your bullet !!!!!!!!!!!!!

EIBBOR2654: From everything I've been told and have read, the main reason for a hard cast lead was to keep the barrel from leading up when the bullet was being driven at higher speeds. Using soft lead bullets in say a .38 or .357 Mag driven at the .38 Spl Mid range MV will cause the soft lead to be stripped as it travels down the barrel. Even in rifles like the .30-30 and using hard lead cast bullets, if driven too fast, will cause the barrel to lead up. True, hard lead bullets will penetrate deeper but they also stop lead fowling in the barrel. If you have ever experienced a barrel that was leaded up and the chore of having to try to clean it you will know what I mean. Gas checks also help too but shooting the hard lead bullets requires the MV to be much lower than what a jacketed bullet can be driven at. Doing some research on bullets I found some articles on Hydraulic Bullets. Back when they were starting out with smokeless Powers and all they had at first was the hard lead, bullet expansion was a problem. So they came up with kind of a sealed hollow point were the cavity was filled with water and some other materials like wax to control or help with the expansion. Interesting to research it though.

dholden93: rail for tracks is either 90#, 115#, 119#, 132#, 136# or the newer rail 141#. Its not the weight per foot either. It is the weight per 3 foot section of rail.

dmh6275: Had any train wrecks in the hood? Might clue ya what the long piece a iron was.

David Escalante: Faaaaangers

thegreenbastard42011: its called a secret service agent dropped it on the hospital bed.

krayzie769: 7:32 "here ill use my pointer" what a badass

Eledaraumar: Rail road track? that would be interesting, a rail road cannon...

freestylekyle: Its Narrow gauge railroad track. Used in old mining operations and was used in Europe in the early days of rail transportation.

dutchman56t: It's the end of a rail section. The holes are where the rail bars bolt the two sections together. FYI

Domino587fly: I literally laughed out loud at the brief simplicity of your comment following his long "intelligent" one.
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