The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 15, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1
rodwhaincamo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 7, 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 625
44 C & B Bullet Mold

Any recommendations on a bullet mold for a Dragoon that produces a bevelled base that works well for hunting?
One that will produce bullets that can be loaded on the revolver and not require a stand.

Last edited by rodwhaincamo; February 15, 2012 at 01:42 PM.
rodwhaincamo is offline  
Old February 15, 2012, 07:39 PM   #2
Hellgate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 512
I just went downstairs and was able to easily fit a LEE 200gr home cast conical into the Uberti Dragoon with plenty of clearance. The bullet fit down to the middle driving band (about 1/3 of the way in). I'd recommend you get the LEE Double Cavity mold and cast up a bunch of pure lead. The bullet is a round nose bullet so I doubt it is gonna mushroom unless you put a big hollowpoint in it. I don't have any setup to do that or know if one is made. You might want to check out the biglube.com website for their 44/45 cal molds with rebated bases.
__________________
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)
Hellgate is offline  
Old February 15, 2012, 08:47 PM   #3
Gatofeo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 1, 2004
Location: Remote Utah desert
Posts: 222
Years ago, Lee used to make a hollowpoint version of that bullet. I don't know why they dropped it.
Might find one on an auction site.
But to make it more effective on game, you could file off the roundnose a bit and create a large meplat. The Keith semiwadcutters have a stellar reputation for killing large game, and they do it with a large meplat.
__________________
"And lo, did I see an ugly cat. Smoke. Brimstone. Holes in parchment. And this ugly cat was much amused." --- The Prophesies of Gatodamus (1503 - 1566)
Gatofeo is offline  
Old February 16, 2012, 12:32 AM   #4
Hellgate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 512
I had one of those HP LEE conical molds in 36 cal. It was a single cav. Sold it about a year ago. It had a large hollow.
__________________
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)
Hellgate is offline  
Old February 16, 2012, 11:19 AM   #5
hoof hearted
Member
 
Join Date: December 21, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 49
Take a gander at this thread:
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/ind...c,41722.0.html

There is a diagram of one of Dick's bullets that shows the "bevel" or rebate.
He has two or three moulds in 45 that might work real well for your needs!

http://www.biglube.com

Regards, HH
hoof hearted is offline  
Old February 16, 2012, 01:57 PM   #6
rodwhaincamo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 7, 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 625
Hellgate: Do the 200 grn conicals fit well at .450"? Are the conicals stepped down at the base? I've read they are difficult to load straight.

The loading ram doesn't mar the nose of a flat point?
Would .452" bullets work well?
rodwhaincamo is offline  
Old February 16, 2012, 04:41 PM   #7
Hellgate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 512
They are stepped down on all 3 driving bands. I don't know the exact diameters but I suspect the first is less than .448 'cause that's the diameter of some of my chambers and they drop to the second band which is probably .450. I don't know what the last one is, probably .454 or .457.
__________________
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)
Hellgate is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07907 seconds with 9 queries