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WTT OR .457 round lead balls

Discussion in 'Reloading Supplies Wanted' started by Tinhorn97062, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Tinhorn97062

    Tinhorn97062 Member

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    Does anybody have any .457 round lead balls? I need about 15...I can trade some 5.56 brass or a sleeve of primers (SP/LR) or something.
     
  2. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I have .454 if they'll do.
     
  3. Tinhorn97062

    Tinhorn97062 Member

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    No...I really need the .457. I'm going to try them out in a .45-70 case, 3 balls with some Trailboss.
     
  4. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Good god... What are you going to shoot that out of ???
     
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  5. Tinhorn97062

    Tinhorn97062 Member

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    Handi-Rifle... :)

    Seems to me that it would make a pretty good 50yd load. I just don't want to go buy a whole box of .457 roundies and possibly be stuck with something that doesn't work.
     
  6. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Three round balls was a standard load for guards watching shipyards and other locations for Uncle Sam. They didn't use Trailboss though.

    I found this read a little interesting: http://www.4570book.info/Ballwright_Hand_Loader.html

    I might have a few .457 round balls kicking around.

    If you want, PM me an address.
     
  7. Tinhorn97062

    Tinhorn97062 Member

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    Ogre, conversation started.
     
  8. Idaho44

    Idaho44 Idaho, West of Beaver Dicks Ferry Active Member

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    These are for the Ruger Old Army .45 cal BP Pistol. And they can be found used at Gun shows etc. Hornady still makes them. I would be interested in how these work out. Let me know if you need some. Also Lee makes a mold if you want to cast your own. Conical s are available also.
     
  9. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Bi mart carries .457 lead balls.