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Hardcast Bullets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by 2506, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    So after months of tinkering, I found the best load for my Ruger Bisley to be 9.0gr of Unique and a 265gr Keith-style bullet. My last order was 500 and it's time to reorder. Unfortunately, the outfit I previously bought from is closed. Anyone know where to get a 265 grainer in .452"?
    I've found some 260gr and 270gr, but no 265--any help would be appreciated.

    2506 out.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I looked at those already, Deadeye. I should've mentioned I don't want a gas-check. Looking for a Keith-style rather than a WFN.
     
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  4. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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  5. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Beartooth makes good stuff, but you should expect to wait 4-6 months for your order to arrive.
     
  6. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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    Have you considered going to either Hi-Tek coated or powder coated bullets?
    They cost about the same as traditional lubed bullets, but shoot/load much cleaner, with no smoke, and you won't be handling lead anymore.
    Finding 265gr could be a challenge though, here's some 255gr, from a reputable company:
    http://missouribullet.com/details.php?prodId=210&category=5&secondary=14&keywords=
    :)
     
  7. Pyro

    Pyro Yamhill New Member

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    Have you considered making your own........as in casting...........that way you can do what you wish an have many choices available..........just a thought
     
  8. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    You mean I can buy hard cast bullets? I don't need to make them???
    ;)
     
  9. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Total myth!

    :D
     
  10. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I cast a 260 gr 452 bullet from a Lee mould and powder coat. I will never shoot a lubed bullet again. Powder is reasonable from Powder By The Pound and a pound lasts a long, long time. I shake and bake with black airsoft BBs and bake in a $20 toaster oven.

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  11. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Yep :)

    The Vaquero loves em' :)

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  12. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    So does my Blackhawk.

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  13. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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    When I switched to coated, I had a 2k lubed loaded and have yet to shoot them.
    I don't want to lube up/dirty my guns or deal with the gooey brass anymore :s0138:
    :D
     
  14. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    Nice thing about cast is you can throw them back in the pot and start over. :)
     
  15. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: The following suggestion works great with lubed bullets, NOT loaded ammo: 15 minutes in white gas, stir, and rinse with hot water = lube gone. Coat em' & shoot em' :)

    I'm an idiot for glossing over the 'loaded' part :D
     
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  16. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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    um...they're loaded into cases, with powder/primers :s0054:
    I don't cast or coat bullets...I buy them that way :s0138:
    :s0030:
     
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  17. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, might not want to soak them in gas :D

    And coating is easy :)
     
  18. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    The gas and loaded ammunition might not be a real good idea.
     
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  19. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Kinda missed the 'loaded' part :)
     
  20. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I also think my idea about throwing them back in the lead pot might not be a real good id.ea. Exciting many but still not a good idea. ;)