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Old October 25, 2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Lee's R.E.A.L. in a 1858?

Has anyone tried the Lee R.E.A.L. 200 grainer in there Remington 1858? I've been thinking about ordering one. Might make a nice wad-cutter.

I have tried the Lee 452-160-RF .45 ACP mold with great results, but I am looking for something something a little more weight and bearing surface.

Yes I already tried the Lee Conicals for Black powder pistols, all have very poor results when compaired to the Round ball and .45 Acp bullets.

I'm thinking that because of the design of the REAL, it might be easy to load into the cylender straighter than a regular conical. All my cylenders are opened up and flared to help "funnel" the load. And because the REAL is kinda tappered like a cone it just might work.....

So has anyone tried this? I'd love to know your results.
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Old October 27, 2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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I use the 200 grain Lee REAL in my '58 for CAS shoots, and it works great. Then again, my chambers have bee reamed out to proper diameter and are not garishly undersized like newer Piettas. It can be a little tirck getting them through the loading window in the frame at first, but once you learn the trick to it, it's easy.
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Old October 27, 2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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You can also open up the loading window a little to accomodate the conical & large bullets like I did to my Pietta '58 with 5.5" barrel.

Pietta seems to keep a little more metal in that area than is necessary but it's all good, a little patience & a dremel witha 1/2" sanding drum & then finish it with 400, 800 then 1000 grit emery paper will make it take most any bullet that'll fit into the chambers & still look good.

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Old October 27, 2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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Did you lube the REAL or use a lubed wad or just shoot it dry? I use a lubed wad for round ball in my rem.
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