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Thread: Short Jacket 44 cal bullets for sale?

  1. #1
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Short Jacket 44 cal bullets for sale?

    Hello All;
    I used to buy and use 44 short jacket swaged bullets in handgun and rifle. No one seems to make them for sale anymore. Does anyone in this Forum make and sell shot jacketed swaged bullets ?

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    Boolit Master Reverend Al's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    Victoria, B.C., Canada
    Most people won't sell them even if they do make them due to Federal regulations regarding sales of ammunition and components. Watch for an old set of CH or Herters 7/8x14 thread .44 bullet swaging dies that will work in your standard reloading press and make your own for personal use. Short jackets are getting a bit hard to source and expensive if you can find them, so you might consider swaging a lead bullet with a gas check base, which could be shot as is or powder coated.
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check