Looking for .44 Lead SWCHP Bullets


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BullSkater
August 9, 2010, 12:00 AM
Anyone know a source for 225/240gr lead HP bullets or a HP mold at the same weight?
Thanks

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MYREDTAIL
August 9, 2010, 12:33 AM
Go onto the web & Google up cast bullets & there should be a few dozen companies that carry what you need.

BullSkater
August 9, 2010, 12:43 AM
Been looking for the last two hours. No luck.
Lyman makes a 250 Grain Devastator Hollow Point Gas Check but with the gas check and lube they realy run about 265gr. I am loading for a 44 spl and only need about 225gr. I will buy the lyman if I can't find what I want.:banghead:

Sport45
August 9, 2010, 12:46 AM
Go onto the web & Google up cast bullets & there should be a few dozen companies that carry what you need.

With a hollow point? Probably not many choices there. I think Widener's used to stock a 45 caliber SWCHP, but I never looked for one in .430.

zxcvbob
August 9, 2010, 12:47 AM
MidsouthShootersSupply sells em, but they are backordered right now. (that's where I buy my .357 SWCHP's for loading .38 Specials)

Buzzard
August 9, 2010, 01:04 AM
http://lbtmoulds.com/orderform.shtml

Tell 'em what you want and they'll make one just for you.

Jim Watson
August 9, 2010, 01:12 AM
These folks will convert an existing mould to hollowpoint.
http://www.hollowpointmold.com/

CraigC
August 9, 2010, 02:21 AM
Molds should be easy to find, commercial cast hollowpoints, not so much. In fact, I know of exactly zero options for lead hollowpoints that are not swaged.

MichaelK
August 9, 2010, 11:45 AM
I've made them three different ways, and I think the best way is by swaging. I've tried casting with a hollowpoint mold and never really got good bullets with it. I gave up and sent the mold back for a refund and replaced it with a Tuncated cone mold.

I purchased a Forster drill-base hollowpointer and was able to make reasonably good hollowpoints, but those too were inconsistant.

Swaging turned out to be very easy. Even bullets cast in Lyman #2 alloy swage rather easily. Here's a pic of two different bullets that I cast, then swaged into hollowpoints.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r55/kawalekm/swagingcastbullets.jpg

Sport45
August 9, 2010, 12:38 PM
How is the expansion on the cast then swaged HP's?

roo_ster
August 9, 2010, 07:42 PM
I can't find the Hornady .44mag 240gr LSWCHP swaged for love or money. I rrally want to try it in my .44mag defense load instead of my usual LSWC cast.

zxcvbob
August 9, 2010, 07:53 PM
MK, Where'd you get the HP swager die? Will it work on a normal 7/8"x14 single-stage press? I'd love to be able to HP my own .358 SWC's and DEWC's, and to squish .358" bullets down to .360's.

MichaelK
August 10, 2010, 07:01 PM
Oh, how I love showing off my swaging pics.

I've used CH dies that you can order at www.ch4d.com. A set of .44 dies will be about 129$ + 5$ shipping. They are threaded for a standard compound lever press. I use a RCBS RockChucker.

By the way, here's how I make .44 magnum jacketed hollowpoints out of .40S&W cases. I've also made .357" bullets out of .380 auto cases and even 223brass cut in half.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r55/kawalekm/Swaged44bullet.jpg
Here's .40's made out of 9mm cases.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r55/kawalekm/9mmcaseto40caliberbullet.jpg

Sport45
August 10, 2010, 10:44 PM
kewl...

CraigC
August 11, 2010, 01:10 AM
That is too cool! Heard of doing it but never actually seen them.

Bula
August 11, 2010, 05:32 PM
I'd bet a single cavity 429421 sent to the hollow point mold service as mentioned above, would drop right at the range you need. You can always adjust the size of the hollow point pin to adjust weight.

tomj44
August 15, 2010, 04:03 PM
Try this place http://www.venomballistics.com/?page_id=3.

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