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Keith type bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mec, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. mec

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    for those who want a bit more than the general run of machine cast bevel based and cowboy flat point bullets. Lynn Halstead has a large selection of the keith type in the major revolver calibers. There are options as to sizing diameter, heat treating, lubricant and specific mold types. The alloy is a hard lead/tin/antimony mix and the bullets are very well done.
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    Two handed double action at 25 yards Dry Creek -Ballisticast 250 grain Keith
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  2. WESHOOT2

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    I received some Dry Creek bullets for review; awesome.

    Very short list..............
     
  3. PALongbow

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    I did some testing with the Dry Creek 255 grain bullet out of my SRH 44 mag using H110 powder. At 25 yards I had one big hole in the target after five shots, and at 50 yards I had 3/4" inch group. I was very impressed with this combination.

    Ron
     
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    A bit pricey though when shooting 600+rds a week...
     
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    PALongbow, I rarely, if ever, doubt what others say they can do with a gun. But I've gotta ask if your "3/4" group" at 50 yards is a typo? Even from a Ransom Rest, that would be an unbelievable group from a revolver, assuming a standard number of shots in the group. If it's not a typo, then, wow!, darn fine shooting!
     
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    3/4" group at 50 yards is outstanding accuracy.
    I just got a 1911 back from Clark Custom Guns. I had an accuracy job done on it. It had the following Accuracy guarantee: 10 shot group measuring 2.5" or less @ 50 yards with match grade ammunition
    (applies only to 5" Government size and 6" Long Slide models)

    Measuring group size: Groups are measured center to center of the two outermost shots
    Important Note: We include the "1st shot" and "Flyers" in our group
     
  8. PALongbow

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    Mal,

    No typo here. I shot that good of a group with my Hornady 240 grain XTP's with my Super Redhawk off the bench at 50 yards. I don't do that everytime of course, but I have done it a time or two. I agree that it is tremedous accuracy for a revolver but it can be done.

    I need a digital camera to post a picture of the groups I have been shooting off the bench with this revolver. It even amazes me at times. 25 yards off the bench usually results in one big hole in the target.

    Ron
     
  9. mec

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    that's very fine accuracy. I can do it occasionally with a scope and have not doubt that others can see their irons clearly enough to get this level of accuracy in with a really accurate gun/load.
     
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    Forgot to mention my SRH has a 2X scope. That does make a difference. If I did that with iron sights then it would be impressive to say the least.

    :D
     
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    Again, Wow! That is truly impressive. And I do believe you. As I said, I rarely doubt what others say they can do with a gun. I did one time when a fellow said he could consistently hit golf balls at over 70 yards with his 1911. He did, I paid up.

    I have an SRH with a 4X Leupold scope and some Nosler 240's, so I want to try that from a bench - oddly enough I never have. What load of H110 have you found to be the most accurate?

    (I figured from the beginning that you had a scope on your SRH and that you were shooting off a bench. If you came back and said it was offhand with iron sights, then I would call your bluff big time! :) )
     
  12. PALongbow

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    Mal,

    While loading for my 44 mag SRH I'm using 23.0 grains of H110 with the 255 grain Dry Creek bullet(recommended by Creeker) and 23.5 grains of H110 with the Hornady 240 grain XTP's.

    I know most here use 24 grains of H110 with the 240 grain Hornday XTP, but during my tests 23.5 grains was more accurate in my 44 mag SRH.

    Ron
     
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    Thanks Ron.

    Now, it's off to the loading room ...
     
  14. Sam

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    I have played with several of Lynn's bullets and they are keepers.
    He makes an awesom 300 gr Keith.

    Sam
     
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    The alloy/lube he uses is good for at least 1,600 fps too. I've run his 170gr Keiths that fast in my 357 Redhawk without leading.

    What do you think weshoot2, is the 357 Redhawk and the 170gr Keith good to 1,800 fps? :)
     
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    Thanks Mike and God Bless. And thanks to the rest of you sixgunners who have been nice enough to test bullets, lube and alloy for us. Hope to have some new stuff out shortly. Here's wishing all a safe and happy 2003.
     
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    GREAT, ASK THE NUTCASE

    I certainly think it's fine fine fine, but I've been wrong before.

    IF I were to recommend something like that I would ALSO recommend CCI 550 primers (don't care about 'light primer strikes need Federal primers'), Starline NEW cases, Redding Profile Crimp die goin' 'heavy', and N110, W296, or Lil' Gun.
    Use a chrono.
    Use a chrono.
    Use a chrono.................... :banghead:

    Might end up needing a gas-check bullet.
     
  18. Paul "Fitz" Jones

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    Lynn Halstead has Star Reloaders

    Lynn44mag is a member of my Star Reloaders Discussion Group and contributes to the discussions on the list.

    The Star Reloaders Discussion Group is for owners of the most expensive and most accurate progressive reloader ever made that is so good that it is passed from generation to generation of shooters with only about a hundred dollars of replacement primer feeding parts needed after 50 years or so.

    Any reloader is welcome to read the list as many discussions are about the quality of reloading components but only owners or users of Star Loaders and Lubers are allowed to join and post messages.
    http://www.topica.com/lists/StarReloadersGroup

    Lynn recently asked to find companies that mine lead from shooting ranges in an effort to keep the local range open and received some good answers from list members.
     
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