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ROA Conicals needed

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by 351 WINCHESTER, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    I bought some conicals from one of our members about 2 years ago, but for the life of me I can't remember his name. I believe he was in Virgnia.

    Anyway I'm looking to buy 100 prelubed Lee conicals for my ROA.

    THANKS.
     
  2. rodwha

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    Kaido makes custom bullets in 240 and 255 grains designed for hunting with a flat nose. I just ordered 100 of his 240 grain and he is sending me a few of the 255 grain ones to try. kaido93@hotmail.com

    Duelist has 2 videos in which he gives them a go against RB and standard conicals. They penetrated quite well.

    And there is masscaster on castboolits.gunloads.com who has some 210 grain FN bullets that he says work well.
     
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    That was probably me sir.

    I still make them lubed or non lubed .456 220gr. Lee Conicals.

    100 rounds lubed & shipped is $24.00
    100 rounds un-lubed & shipped is $23.00
     
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    Nice price Voodoo!
    What do you lube them with?
     
  5. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Voodoochilie, PM sent.
     
  6. rodwha

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    Do you use them for hunting? If so what have your experiences been like?
     
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    When I b/p hunt I like to carry my ROA as a backup. So far the only thing I have shot with it was an armadillo. I have read that you can load this bullet to about 1100 fps. from a 7.5" barrel with a max charge of 777 3f. You have to be careful as 777 does not compress hardly at all so I think a max. charge of 37.5 is about all you can get. I might be wrong cause I'm going from memory. A conical is much better than a r/b as you will get more penetration. Just remember that they will shoot higher than an r/b.
     
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    That's why I bought some of those Kaido 240 grain bullets to try along with some 3F 777.
    In the videos both outdid the conical in penetration.
     
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    50/50% Crisco & Beeswax is my lube, works really well for me.
     
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    Kaido's bullets are absolutely the deepest penetrating and hardest hitting conicals made today. In all tests they have outpenetrated the competition by a long shot. I load them in all my revolvers and even in my 45 long colt cartridge firearms backed by either 40gr of 3fg black powder, 35gr of 777 or 19.5gr of H4227. They shoot straight and hit extremely hard. also have used them in sabots in my 50 caliber Knight rifles and several pistols. A truly universal and amazing projectile. It will penetrate the full length of a male wild hog like a knife thru butter. Hovey Smith took a nice 8 pointer last year with it and several others are raving about how easily it will kill big game with these firearms especially when backed by healthy doses of 3fg 777.
     
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    How well do the Kaido bullets load in an old army and do they have a tendency to jump crimp?
     
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    Mike had difficulty loading the 255 grn bullet in his Old Army with the one he videoed. But it also looked like his lube grooves were dry, which may or may not have made it more difficult.

    .460" sounds like it would be a bear to load with the loading lever, which is why I opted to buy his 240 grn version. He sent me a small sample of his heavier bullets too.
     
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