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Any experience with Kead Cast Bullets?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dmftoy1, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Member

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    I'm looking to buy 2-3k of 200 gr. LSWC (.452) and these guys seem to have pretty good prices. http://www.keadbullets.com I'm curious as to whether anyone has had good luck (or bad) with them?

    Regards,
    Dave
     
  2. ChristopherG

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    Wow--those are excellent prices. I'll be glad to hear if anyone has experience with them as well.
     
  3. dmftoy1

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    Well I'm gonna place an order and see what happens. :) I'll let you know when I load the first batch.

    Regards,
    Dave
     
  4. lizard43

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    keadbullets - good stuff

    I just recently ordered from kead. I wasn't sure what I wanted, so bought a nice sampler platter:

    40SW
    155 gr RNSWC
    170 gr SWC
    180 gr FP

    45ACP
    185 gr SWC
    200 gr RNSWC
    200 gr SWC
    230 gr RN

    So far I've loaded the 45s 200g SWC and 230g RN. I love the 200g SWC and the 230g ain't bad.

    I've also loaded the 40SW 155g and 180g - Also excellent - especially the 155g.

    I'm using Clays for the 45s, Universal for the 40s.

    George from Kead gave great customer service, super fast shipping, and no-gouge. I'll order again very soon.
     
  5. dmftoy1

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    Yeah, he seems to be a really nice/knowledgable guy. I spent quite a bit of time talking to him and now I'm just waiting for the 2k worth of 200gr. LSWC.

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
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    I've been using these for a while now with excellent results. They are quality bullets. I'm using the 45 ACP 200 grn LRNWC's. Ther're like a spire point with a slightly round nose. Very accurate in my Glock 30. He'll send you a sample pack at a very reasonable price. I ordered the sample pack and liked them: the rest is history. A nice guy. My last order was for 2000 and it took a while to get them. They're very popular locally and his first prority is getting them to the local folks, but they are definitely worth the wait. He won't rape you on shipping either. I heartily recommend them.
    Bronson7
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on Kead. Those are really good prices and they come in the calibers I reload for though I've never pushed lead thru any of my .45ACP's before.

    I especially like that his mix is harder than standard though I wish he'd list the BHP for his alloy. When I shoot lead I like'm up around 22 but 16-18 seems to be more the norm.

    Anyone know of a manufacturer that makes lead with a BHP of 22?
     
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    A BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) of 22 is the hardness of Linotype and similar custom hard lead mixes. Some custom rifle bullet casters might cast with lead this hard.

    The BHN rating of 16-18 is the standard for Lymans#2. Interestingly, many of the long time handgun bullet casters are convincing us to move away from the hard lead mixes and to start using lead with a BHN of 9 to 10. Check out the various cast bullet email lists and msg boards and the writings of the members of the Cast Bullet Association.

    And, it works. Lot less barrel leading since it is much easier for the bullet to obturate and seal off the bore. The softer bullet does not skip or slip over the rifling. I have gone 3,000 plus rounds down a barrel without a brush or patch before any noticiable leading showed up.
     
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    Kead bullets are excellent. Period. My favorite in the .45 acp is there 200 grain swc.
     
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