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Old September 12, 2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Cast HP Bullets

Is there a supplier of cast HP bullets like were used in 38 spcl? I would like to try to find something for 38 special and 45 ACP.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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The only one I know of offhand is the Rimrock soft lead gas check .38 HP.

Speer and maybe Hornady have swaged lead hollowpoints.

I do not know of a lead hollowpoint .45.
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Old September 12, 2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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I believe there is a company call zero cast bullets that makes hp style bullets. You could always use 148 wad cutters with a hollow base and load them upside down. Not saying that is a safe thing to do but i do it for my carry gun and they are devastating upon impact and they are very soft about a bhn of 9 or maybe 10 but they are made just for that use on my end. I don't condone if you copy what i do and things go wrong just to c.m.a.
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Old September 12, 2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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This fellow makes HP's for several different calibers.
38s and 45s included.
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Old September 12, 2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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Matt has cast HPs in 38, 45, 44, etc. Check him out. Very good quality bullets. I cant help but want to try and load his 125gr Spire point 38 bullet.

edit: sorry, he doesnt have 38s listed anymore. I use Hornady 158gr LSWC-HPs for that. I think I got like 300 of them for 30 bucks or so from grafs last time I ordered them.
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Old September 13, 2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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Make your own, like these I made;

Those are 44 mag 310 grainers.

Those are .45 200 grain RNFPHP.

That's the mold, made by MP molds in Slovenia by Miha Prevec. It's a cramer type mold that allows the HP pins to stay with the mold. Keeps them hotter to make nice filled-out HP boolits. The pins can be turned around to make a solid.

It's a group buy from The wait is around a year, but he makes some extras which he will sell to the public. Cost is $150.00.

No 38 hp's----------YET. waiting on a mold that is a copy of the classic 358156 in HP configuration,(158 grain as a solid, should cast at 145 grains as a HP).

All right I did see you want to buy ready made bullets. I just had to show you could make your own, and how mine turned out. And yes they actually expand well and are very accurate.
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:27 AM   #7
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Do you really want cast bullets, or just lead hollowpoints? Midsouth sells Magnus Bullets, and they have some nice swaged HP's. I've got a big box of their .38's (the stock number is 505 or 515, I don't remember which)
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Old September 13, 2012, 04:47 PM   #8
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Berry's offers some plated 125 and 158 gr HPs.
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