Looking for 170g lead 38 / 357 bullets


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BBDartCA
September 4, 2011, 12:45 PM
Does anybody have a source for 170 grain swc hard cast 357 bullets? The Lee books shows some very impressive numbers for these bullets with AA#9. This is for a back up gun when warthog hunting. I'm guessing this is a home made bullet casting. Can't find anything in the catalogs. Thanks

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rodinal220
September 4, 2011, 02:09 PM
I cast my own and use the Lyman #358429 170gr Kieth style bullet.Excellent in both .38 special and .357 magnum.It makes a great small game bullet and has proven extremely accurate in my various S&W wheelguns.I don't know who commercially produces these,perhaps a Google-Fu check?

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bullet-casting/mould-details.php?entryID=13

joed
September 4, 2011, 02:12 PM
I used to cast and sell these. Still have all the molds but the last 2 years drove me out of the business.

This bullet is almost a pain to load in .357 brass. It's just too long for most chambers. I recommend crimping over the front driving band or loading in .38 Spl cases.

It's a good one though with great performance.

GP100man
September 4, 2011, 08:32 PM
Most Rugers & late model Smiths will accept the 358429

If not just trimm brass until it does !

Lyman also made the 357446 which has 2 small lube grooves & normal length nose , mine drops a 165 gr slug & don`t over look the Gas checked 358156 .

If your not a caster check out MBC , I`m sure Brad will have some suitable for hog medicine !!!

BBDartCA
September 4, 2011, 08:36 PM
Found them at Montana Bullet Co.

http://www.montanabulletworks.com/357.html

glockky
September 4, 2011, 08:38 PM
Mastercastbullets.com has these hardcast bullets

.38 CALIBER 160 GRAIN RN $61.00 PER K.3575
.38 CALIBER 180 GRAIN FP $69.42 PER K .3575

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