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Old June 20, 2002, 02:44 PM   #1
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Are there .375 cast lead bullets?

For folks who shoot the venerable .375 H&H, I was wondering if there are sources for cast lead bullets out there. I started pricing jacketed bullets and they are not cheap! I was wondering if there was a source of cheaper cast lead bullets for loading up some light practice fodder.

These babies would be loaded down anyway since I hunt on the east coast.
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Old June 20, 2002, 04:22 PM   #2
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Great! I didn't know that .38/55 bullets were also .375 diameter, duh... I should have figured that one out myself.

Next question, I do all my reloading for other calibers with one of those Lee Hand Loaders, looks like a nutcraker. Been doing it for years and at the rate I shoot it suits me fine. However, can one of those loaders handle reloading/resizing .375 H&H shells? I no longer have the literature with mine so I don't know.

Thanks!
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Old June 20, 2002, 07:35 PM   #3
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My .38-55 slugs out at .376. Badger barrel.
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Old June 21, 2002, 06:59 AM   #4
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The Lee Nutcracker will full length resize 375H&H no prob. Been doing it for years. 458 Win Mag also.

On the 14 gr Unique load do you put something on top of the powder to hold it back in that mammoth sized case?

I used to use 3031 in my 458 Win with 405 gr 45/70 bullets. Had to put dacron pillow stuffing atop powder or ignition was problematic. With dacron, no prob.
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Old June 21, 2002, 01:31 PM   #5
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Alas, no 458 no mo :-(

Thanks, DonQ, I'd imagine the 8g RB load would sound something like FO-OOP! and you could see the ball going down range similar to the 38 wadcutters when the light is right.
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Old June 21, 2002, 01:33 PM   #6
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You know, DonQ. You just gave me an idee. The 36 cal BP revolvers use a .375 RB. You could work up a squib for the H&H with that.
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Old June 21, 2002, 02:30 PM   #7
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Oh yeah! Just for putzin around, but what the hey. I thought the 405 gr 458 loads were a hoot for 50 yard iron sight plinkin.
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