The Firing Line Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 24, 2017, 07:37 AM   #1
DUNITALL
Member
 
Join Date: April 15, 2010
Posts: 36
44 cal. black powder pistol bullets

Has anyone used the 200/450 conical black powder pistol bullet? I have used the round ball and it is a 451 and you get a ring when putting it in the cylinder. I am planning to pc some of the conical bullets and wonder if they need to be sized to 450 after pc or if they need to be resized at all. If I go to resizing to 450 I will have to order a special sizing die because standard die is 451. Has anybody done this before? Thanks
DUNITALL is offline  
Old December 24, 2017, 09:56 AM   #2
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 14,829
Most people use .454 balls and .452 conicals. You're going to lose the powder coat when you load them.
Hawg is offline  
Old December 24, 2017, 11:36 AM   #3
rodwhaincamo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 7, 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,169
It was pointed out to me that because conicals have wider driving bands creating a friction fit they do not need to be oversized as with a ball that has no driving band until its shaved. To my thinking I'd still prefer something like .001/2" over chamber anyway.
rodwhaincamo is offline  
Old December 24, 2017, 03:16 PM   #4
44 Dave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 24, 2013
Posts: 451
Have been using Eras Gone healed bullets in both ,36 and .44.
44 Dave is offline  
Old December 24, 2017, 06:31 PM   #5
TruthTellers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 22, 2016
Posts: 2,189
I have the Lee conical mold, had my uncle cast me some bullets last year. I don't think he sized them and they shoot well in my 1858.
__________________
Any good revolver > Any good semi auto
TruthTellers is offline  
Old December 24, 2017, 08:49 PM   #6
James K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 24,384
Dave, do you mean "heeled" bullets, that is bullets with a smaller section at the rear that is intended to fit into a cartridge case (like a .22 LR bullet)? Heeled bullets are generally OK for cap and ball revolvers, but a hollow base without the stepped down section will usually give better results.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old December 24, 2017, 08:59 PM   #7
44 Dave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 24, 2013
Posts: 451
Eras Gone bullets have the reduced heel then lube groove/driving band that shears a lead ring. They start straight and are easy fit under the ram .
44 Dave is offline  
Old December 26, 2017, 05:53 AM   #8
BP_Fanatic
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 26, 2017
Posts: 10
I use Lee 450/200 casted conical bullets. They don't need to be sized and they also have reduced heel to ease putting them into chamber. I have used them with my Uberti Colt Army and Dragoon revolvers.
BP_Fanatic is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 01:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06060 seconds with 8 queries