Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook
by Lyman Products
Part Number: BOOK-LCBH-4
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Contains more than 5000 tested loads for the cast bullet shooter, and over 100 pages of trajectory and wind-drift tables for cast, centerfire rifle bullets. It also includes a complete how-to section, special hunting section, a history of cast bullets and the Lyman line, and advanced metallurgical information. Perfect bound, with 320 pages in 8-1/2 x 11" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • A History of Cast Bullets
    • Bullets to 1775
    • Bullets of the Revolution
    • The Elongated Bullet
    • Bullets of the Civil War
    • Whitworth & Berdan Bullets
    • Bullets for Metallic Cases
    • Bullets in Shotguns
  • The Early Years
    • John Barlow and Ideal: 1884 to 1925
    • Bullet Casting Past to Present
  • The Metallurgy of Molten Lead Alloys by Dennis Marshall
  • Bullet Casting, Sizing and Lubrication
    • 1. Understanding the Bullet Mold
    • 2. How Lyman Makes Molds
    • 3. Tuning & Troubleshooting Your Molds
    • 4. Bullet Casting
    • Sizing and Lubrication
  • Reloading Preparation: Equipment and Components
    • Getting Started
    • 1. Cartridge Case
    • 2. Propellant
    • 3. Projectiles and Lubricant
    • 4. Primers
  • Reloading Rifle and Pistol Cartridges
    • 1. Reloading on the O-Mag Press
    • 2. Reloading on the Spar-T Press
  • Accuracy Tips and Techniques
    • 1. Introduction; Orient Components
    • 2. Casting for Accuracy; Sizing Diameters
    • 3. Bench-Testing Rifles and Pistols
    • 4. Neck-Turning
    • 5. Gas Checks
    • 6. Seating Depth
    • 7. Technical Ramblings by Ken Mollohan
    • 8. Speaking "Frankly" on .30-30 loads... by Frank Marshall, Jr.
    • 9. Speaking "Frankly" - The .30-06 is an Oldie, But a Goodie by Frank Marshall, Jr.
    • 10. A Clean Barrel is an Accurate Barrel
  • Hunting with Cast Bullets
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Cast Bullets for Hunting by C.E. Harris and Dennis Marshall
  • An Introduction to Muzzleloading
    • 1. A Historical Review of Muzzleloading
    • 2. Shooting the Minie Ball
    • 3. Shooting the Patched Ball
    • 4. Loading and Shooting the Percussion Revolver
  • Reference
    • 1. Pressure
    • 2. Special Purpose Projectiles
      • a. Composite Cast Pistol Bullets
      • b. Paper Patch Rifle Bullets
    • 3. Determining Alloy Hardness
    • 4. Mold Reference Table
    • 5. Rates of Twist
      • a. Rifle
      • b. Pistol
    • 6. Conversion Factors
    • 7. Decimal Fraction Tables
  • Reloading Data
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Rifle Data
    • 3. Pistol Data
  • External Ballistics
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Trajectory and Wind Drift Tables
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