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Old October 19, 2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hornady 44 240gr lead for 44 special.

Anyone know where I should crimp on this bullet as it doesn't have a cannelure? When I seat it to the shoulder it still is above the OAL stated in my Speer #12.
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Old October 19, 2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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Crimp over the shoulder of the bullet.

You will likely find that swaged pure lead bullets will lead up your gun even at relatively low velocity. A harder cast bullet will shoot cleaner than swaged lead.
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Old October 19, 2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Scorch!

Bought a half a box from a gunshop. Now I guess I know why they were such a deal, LOL!
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Old October 19, 2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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I shot those from a 3" Charter Bulldog for a number of years. 3.9 grains of Bullseye, Federal 150 primer. They would drill 1.25" at 25 yards with that light practice load.

Don't fret the book OAL dimensions. As long as it doesn't protrude from the cylinder of your revolver you are fine. Buy a taper crimp die for it and make your brass last longer.

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