Lee bullet data

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Chickenthief
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Lee bullet data

Postby Chickenthief » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:19 pm

Anyone knows of a database or the like with measurements of Lee bullets?
Specifically bullet length.

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Postby carload9 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:47 pm

back if lee catalog and calipers if l understand your ?. And l like the cartridge gauges always. I always call lee alot when l need to. Really helpful.

Don't forget to invest in cartridge gages.

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Postby Chickenthief » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:47 pm

The thing is that i just bought a 1887 Webley revolver in .455 Webley wich is designed to use a long bullet with a huge hollow base.
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RCBS makes the perfect mould but when it is delivered to my door (Denmark) it will set me back almost $200, a Lee mould less then $40.

So if i know the length of the Lee 454 Minié bullet i can compare that to the RCBS/original and determine if im in buisness or hung out to dry.

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http://leeprecision.com/mold-454-298-m.html

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Postby carload9 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:45 pm

i want 45 colt. 4 grand, well doubt that will happen. Maybe a uberti for $399. Already have some ammo loaded. Bought brass on cb.(castboolits forum). l like gas checking everything. u should get into that, its cheap.

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Postby Chickenthief » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:57 pm

Problem is that the revolver is from 1887 and has Metford rifling.
It is well known that that type of rifling is damaged severely by Cordite and jacketed bullets.
The reason for the HB is that the chamber throats are on the small side and the bullet relies on the skirt to bump up and grip the rifling as the bullet enters the barrel.

Nah i'll buy the mould and see if it pans out. If not then it's "only" friday night beer money, no biggie.

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Postby carload9 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:55 am

Call lee first and talk to them.

Go here and do what they tell you & call lee.

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdi ... andcannons


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