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22 hornet reloading

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For any that have experience and can help I'm curious about a few things. Initially why does everyone using reduced loads used cast bullets? Are reduced loads safe to use with regular jacketed bullets? I have found many people using reduced load recipes in their 22 hornet using blue dot and 45 grain bullets, but could a person use red dot? I have had good luck using starting loads of lil gun and pistol primers for light loads, but nothing near under 2,000 fps like people using blue dot claim is possible. Chime in if you have done any of this.
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What materials and equipment would I need to make cast bullets aside from the mold?
Just for those interested, I tried Hodgon's reduced load recipe using trial boss, and its sweet in my ruger. Even using jacketed bullets it takes the sound down to about the sound of a mild firecracker.
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