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Offline DragoonRick

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.45 cast lead bullets
« on: December 11, 2020, 03:35:59 PM »
A question for all of you experienced C&B gunmen. I have two Dragoon revolvers made by Armi San Marco. Iím considering trying. Cast soft lead .452  bullets,  Iíll be looking for a 200 gr 45acp mold.  What do you think ?

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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 04:16:34 PM »
C&B revolvers need either a rebated base or tapered base to load straight and you will probably have to load them with the cylinder off the gun. The lube grooves on modern bullets are too narrow but you might get by with a revolver.
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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 04:20:19 PM »
Why not just get one of the Lee conical molds?  GF

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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 05:02:57 PM »
Why not just get one of the Lee conical molds?  GF

I second that. They shoot great out of my Dragoons.
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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 05:06:27 PM »
Check out the molds from Mark Hubbs.   http://www.erasgonebullets.com/    I have several of his products and plan on getting another soon.   You won't find any bullets that are easier to load and work just as well alone as they do when used with paper cartridges.

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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 05:35:42 PM »
I agree with everything said so far. And second Eras Gone bullet molds. They are exceptional.
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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2020, 08:02:29 AM »
Thanks for the answers!   I see that I asked this question before.  Iíll put it to bed!
Rick

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Re: .45 cast lead bullets
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2020, 12:00:18 PM »
Hello DragoonRick,

I had to go digging, but Omni wrote about a bullet heeler,

https://1858remington.com/index.php?topic=10093.msg171886#msg171886

Good luck, AntiqueSledMan.