Does anyone load the Missouri Bullet works "Keith" style bullet in their 44 special at 900-1000? I'm curious if that bullet will be so hard as to cause a lead problem at those speeds. I read in another post that at those speeds, bullets at Brinell 15-18 will lead up like mad..... I hope not as I just bought 1000!
So... do tell.
This is the one I mean: http://www.missouribullet.com/details.p ... &keywords=
Thanks! I was going to load some up with about 7.5 gr of Unique
Why they call them that I do not know, but those bullets are not
Keith SWCs. They are a typical machine cast bevel based SWC. The problem with this is three fold.
First> They are generally sized to the "traditional" grove diameter which rarely fits the throats of the revolvers they are used in.
Second> The bevel base acts as a funnel for the powder gasses to flow around the bullet base, softening the bullet and causing leading.
Third> Most of them are way too hard to expand to seal the throats witch exacerbates the problems caused by the bevel base.
NOTE: Not everyone has problems with this type of bullet. I had problems with them in every revolver, in every caliber, in every bullet nose configuration I tried.
place I've gotten good results from the bevel base bullets is in my lever guns. For some reason they work very well there.
However due to them being leading fiends in my revolvers I refuse to purchase bevel based bullets any more.
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