That was true back in the 70's & earlier as was said. By the 80's it had been reduced significantly. A few years back over the on the other site people from all over the country mailed CWW bullet samples to two different XrF tests in two different states. That the results came back as right at 2% didn't surprise me but that the results for WW came back as consistent as they did from both testing sites amazed me. I've just considered them since as 2%. Lyman hasn't updated a lot of the info in subsequent books, just keep reprinting, errors and all.I'm thinking my old Lyman manual said 95-4.5-.5 but I'd have to look to be sure.
The bullet above, I can't remember the entire story & have misplaced it. The bullet is the RCBS 44-250-K. I've shot this bullet some but found the Lyman 429421 cast from the two 4 cavity moulds I used operating Dry Creek to be more accurate but keep in mine I've only owned a couple of 44s so don't take that as a blanket statement. The HG 503 I've not shot enough to make any kind of statement. Not much help here.Lynn. With that kind of performance lengthways through a hog, I can see how Dry Creek got its reputation for quality. The legend says 250KT, is that the RCBS bullet? I sold my 44 stuff off ages ago, but ended up with another Redhawk about a year ago. I thought my MP HG503 mould would do what I wanted, but we're not getting along well, and I'm ready to buy another 82080 to serve an my "utility" bullet.