LEE 105 swc .358. Any one else like em?


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A Pause for the Coz
June 18, 2012, 03:15 PM
I picked up a 6 cavity for this bullet a few weeks ago. I am finding I really really like it.

Shoots great out of my .38 stuff including my M92 Rossi lever action.

Plus as a bonus. It shoots lights out from my Taurus .380 auto.

So you get 3 bullets for the lead of 2 others. And you get Multiple caliber use.

Win win win. :D

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Certaindeaf
June 18, 2012, 04:18 PM
Yep, my favortite. .38, .357, 9mm, .380.

shootniron
June 18, 2012, 05:02 PM
I almost bought the 105, but I went with the 125 and have wished on several occasions that I had gone with the 105 even though I am completely satisfied with how the 125 performs...the 105 just uses less Pb.

A Pause for the Coz
June 18, 2012, 06:32 PM
I almost bought the 105, but I went with the 125 and have wished on several occasions that I had gone with the 105 even though I am completely satisfied with how the 125 performs...the 105 just uses less Pb.
I could not make up my mind when I was ordering. So I ordered both the 105 and 125, and I like them both. But the 105 is just to versatile not to have.

Before I started casting my own. I had given up on the light bullets. The ones you buy retail are very hard cast. 23bn and such, I had a hard time getting them to fly right. Way to hard for the light loads used to push them.

Softening them up to around 10 or 12bn is the cats meow.

cfullgraf
June 18, 2012, 07:02 PM
The 105 SWC is a great 380 ACP bullet. I used it for a long time until I stopped casting bullets. I still have the casting gear though.

I believe I still have a few left stashed somewhere in my reloading room.

GP100man
June 18, 2012, 09:36 PM
Excellent plinker & saves on Pb agreed !!

The only real drawback for me is shootin em in my fixed site revolvers .

eam3clm@att.net
June 18, 2012, 10:33 PM
I got a two banger version of this mold a few weeks ago. It casts good, but I havent had a chance to work up any loads. I tried them in my lone wolf 9mm barrel for my Glock23, but I had to seat them so deep that they wouldnt feed. I also tried them in my Ruger P95 and it looks promising. The Ruger had a long leade and I can seat them longer. I haven't tried them in 38 special or .380 yet.

A Pause for the Coz
June 19, 2012, 12:28 AM
They shoot esp well in the Taurus .380, The chamber on the Taurus will chamber a .358 perfect. I had to fiddle to find the best seating depth but any where past the crimp groove to the end of the shoulder would work depending on powder capacity.

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evan price
June 19, 2012, 07:31 AM
Like this boolit a lot in 9mm and 38spl.

EMC45
June 20, 2012, 09:57 AM
Just cast a bunch up and will try them out in my 9MM/.38SP/.380 soooonnnn....

Certaindeaf
June 20, 2012, 11:13 AM
It's nice to get around 65 slugs per pound.
I've got the little 102gr rn Lee also. I use it in the same things/guns as the 105.

jsnake
June 20, 2012, 11:27 AM
Does anyone try to make minor pf with this bullet weight in 9mm? You would have to push it to 1200 or so. I like the idea of 15lbs per k, but, would want to practice with what I shoot in IDPA. Its not like I go to any serious matches or have ever had my ammo chrono'd, but, I will make minor in the spirit of the rules.

Certaindeaf
June 20, 2012, 11:35 AM
^
You about have to load them there and above to cycle the action.

jsnake
June 20, 2012, 11:41 AM
Fair enough, Thanks for the info. I may pick up one of these molds.

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