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Old February 15, 2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Old February 15, 2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Nice! Let's load em and shoot em! I'll go dig em out of the bank and we can melt em and shoot em again!
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Old February 15, 2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Great lookin' bullet Lynn. Are those 173's?
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Old February 15, 2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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They look very close as Mr. Keith intended em to be ???

How much tin ya runnin in the alloy Lynn ??

Here`s my 2 versions of the "Keith" boo- - - bullet.

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Old February 15, 2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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I didn't weigh these but they will be right close to 170 or just over. This alloy came from Clint over at castboolits to which I added no tin. Just straight air cooled wheel weights. I love this mold. It cast easy & the bullet fall with only a lite strike to the hinge pin. The boolit isn't overly large as the .358 die only cleans it up a bit.
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Old February 16, 2013, 05:29 AM   #6
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VERY NICE indeed.

One of these days, I will have to get with you on some of your Keith's to try out in my hand cannons. I have spoken about it before but if you keep on teasing me with those "GLAMOR" shots and I'll have to break down and do it.
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Old February 16, 2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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I'm a fan of the bullet also. My observations of loads I've used them in, the faster the better accuracy. E.G. a load of of 5 grains of unique gave mediocre accuracy while a Keith like load gave me a 3" group at fifty yards out of a 6" S&W M-28. That's using 38 spec. brass and both loads are higher and much higher than 38 spec. saami specs.
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Old February 16, 2013, 10:44 AM   #8
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It seems one of the better loads with this bullet is 15 grains of H110. Now this is a big load for large frame sixguns.

I've had good luck with 5.5 grains of Unique in my S&W M-19 which is very accurate in the 4" barrel. When I was banging silhouettes I used a S&W 586 & it loved 5.5 grains of WW231. All these loads were in 357 Mag brass with the bullet seated to the crimp groove.
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Old February 16, 2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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I used the rcbs swc when I was shooting 19s and 66s, but my current M-28's cylinder is too short to allow using the crimp groove on the Keith bullet in .357 brass. .38 brass works good for me.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:06 PM   #10
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I think I'd give up a little off the nose to be able to use them in .357 cases. May also stabilize a bit better @ lower velocities.....ya'll quit! I don't cast for .38, haven't loaded for it in years and have no interest in it now!


Who makes that mould?
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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Who makes that mould?
Dang it you made me spit tea on the floor and keyboard.....
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Old February 16, 2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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Lyman, the middle mold.

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Old February 16, 2013, 10:02 PM   #13
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Dang it you made me spit tea on the floor and keyboard.....Mike / TX



Sorry Mike. I loaded and fired hundreds of thousands of .38's when I was a PPC competitor and haven't been much interested in them since I stopped doing the comp thing 12+ years ago.
I got into high-powered sporting rifles for a bit, then slowed down to large and medium bore leverguns w/ cast bullets. Now the 92 is looking good to me and the 38 seems a good choice for a fun plinker. I like Lyman's 452424 bullet so naturally this one caught my eye.
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Old February 17, 2013, 08:43 AM   #14
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A 92 clone is on my list of fun things to do.
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