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Old July 31, 2002, 01:11 PM   #1
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Cast bullet recommendation

I need a good .44 cal cast bullet for hunting/target shooting, preferably 240-250gr. Who offers the most consistent bullet? I plan on loading it to about 12-1300 fps, and I will be shooting it out of a 629. Thanks!
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Old July 31, 2002, 03:27 PM   #2
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http://www.proshootpro.com/ (leadhead) has some unchecked bullets in that weight range, or some gas-checked bullets a little heavier. They come already sized and lubed.

I don't know how they compare with others. Their 6.5mm rifle bullet shoots good.

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Old July 31, 2002, 08:43 PM   #3
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MEBBE

www.pennbullets.com

I've seen more than my share of cast bullets.
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Old August 1, 2002, 06:16 AM   #4
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One of the best cast bullets for the .44 caliber is the 240 grain design by Elmer Keith. Lyman makes a mold for this bullet, #429421. If you do not cast bullets I would try to find someone that casts this design bullet.
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Old August 1, 2002, 08:20 AM   #5
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Good Article on 44s

http://www.schuetzen.net/skelton_load.htm
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Old August 1, 2002, 08:32 AM   #6
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http://www.sixgunner.com/creeker/bullets.htm

If you have any questions about these bullets, try www.handloads.com forums....
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Old August 1, 2002, 09:33 AM   #7
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Old August 1, 2002, 11:39 AM   #8
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Another satisfied customer of Penn Bullets.
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Old August 1, 2002, 11:40 AM   #9
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www.powdervalleyinc.com

Great quality AND price. If you order like I do, and take advantage of the 200+ pound rate, the shipping charges are very low.

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Old August 3, 2002, 09:27 PM   #10
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Since you asked try ours. www.sixgunner.com/creeker/Default.htm
We hand cast the Lyman 429421 from air cooled 92-6-2 alloy. They test 18 BHN and work very well at the velocity you mention. I've had these tested by the best including Brian Pearce and John Taffin. I also do limited runs of these cast from 1-20.

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Old August 4, 2002, 08:50 AM   #11
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YEAH, WHAT HE SAID

There are a few places for best: Beartooth Bullets, Cast Performance, Dry Creek (absolutely BEAUTIFUL Keith-style bullets), and Penn Bullets.

Frankly, this is my commercial lead-bullet go-to list. That's it.
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Old August 4, 2002, 09:06 AM   #12
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I've been casting Lymans 429421 In wheelweights for years. Dont know the formula or hardness but what I've been doing is to melt 20 lbs of WW and add a 1 lb roll of 50/50 solder from the plumbing supply house. This has been doing great for me. Little to no leading at any speed.

Can anybody venture a reasonable guess to what hardness range these probably are? Them Keith bullets are great.
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Old August 4, 2002, 03:04 PM   #13
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I didn't notice braindead0's post so I should have kept quite. Sorry.

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Old August 5, 2002, 02:42 AM   #14
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Been shooting that Lyman #429421 bullet off 'n on for 30 years, or so .... wonderful bullet for casters.

If you're not casting it yourself, you are missing out - if nothing else just to have the opportunity to have your own standby when/if your real suply goes short .... I'd get the mould & give it a try ....
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