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Old July 31, 2000, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
Well I finally replaced my stolen model 29 with a Redhawk. Part of the deal was a bunch of unsized lead semiwadcutter bullets.

I have never done any bullet casting and probably won't do it anytime in the near future. Would it be worth it to buy a sizing rig for the .44 magnum?

I also shoot .38 special lead and .32 S&W Long lead wadcutters, but buy the bullets already sized.

Is anyone selling unsized lead bullets at a huge discount to warrant buying a sizing rig?

If it won't get much use, who's should I consider purchasing?

Thanks
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Old July 31, 2000, 05:34 PM   #2
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If you are not going to cast or use special size cast bullets just buy allready sized.I don't even know of anyone selling unsized bullets unless its for a old black powder cartridges rifle.

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Old July 31, 2000, 10:40 PM   #3
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Well, if you have access to a press of any kind, I think I paid $15 (new) for my lee sizer. Good luck.

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Old August 1, 2000, 06:18 PM   #4
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Slickpuppy. What is the size of your unsized bullets? Are they already lubricated? If they are lubed, they may already be suitable for reloading. If they are between .429 and .423 inch they should be usable. I size all my .44 caliber bullets to .431, if that is any help.
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Old August 1, 2000, 07:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Paul, I don't have the unsized bullets handy but will check them with the caliper and see if they are within that range. They are unlubed.

Schlick, thanks for the input on the Lee tool. I generally stay away from their stuff, but, $15.00 won't break the bank.

beemerb, thanks. As mentioned, the bullets were part of a package deal. I hadn't seen oversized lead bullets for sale anywhere I had looked.
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Old August 2, 2000, 12:05 PM   #6
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I think Paul B. means .429 thru .432 (not 423). Quantrill
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Old August 3, 2000, 10:58 AM   #7
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OOPS! Thank's Quantrill. My blind two fingers strike again. You're right. That should have read .432. Is my face red? Yup.
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Old August 4, 2000, 12:56 PM   #8
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Old August 4, 2000, 03:00 PM   #9
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Paul,
I saw the numbers you posted and thought you meant .432 No problem.

I did check out a few of the unlubed unsized bullets and they aren't the most uniform.

They range pretty much all over the map between .4295 and .432 unlubed.

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Old August 5, 2000, 11:44 AM   #10
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Slickpuppy. Maybe you can find someone in your area who casts bullets and have them lube and size them for you. Looking at the variation in size, I would consider sizing the to .430. That shouldn't hurt the .432's too much and the .4295's will lube OK without too much problem. If you were close to Tucson, I'd run them for you. That's about all i can think of.
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Old August 5, 2000, 05:44 PM   #11
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Thanks Paul. Much appreciated.
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