Anyone here Loading .38 Long Colt with the 'Heeled' Bullets?
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    Anyone here Loading .38 Long Colt with the 'Heeled' Bullets?

    Anyone here Loading .38 Long Colt with the .375 'Heeled' Bullets?

    As I hope to be doing so in the near future, ( for my Colt "New Line" in .38 Center Fire ) please feel free to share any tips or insight and experience about where to get the Bullets or Molds, and how one would crimp these Cartridges?

    I'll be trying to read up in the meanwhile as well...

    Thanks!

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    I've been looking at loading the 41. This guy has a lot of good info.
    Heel Base
    And smkummer might be able to cast some bullets. I know he does 41, and his price is the lowest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Heywood View Post
    I've been looking at loading the 41. This guy has a lot of good info.
    Heel Base
    And smkummer might be able to cast some bullets. I know he does 41, and his price is the lowest.
    Thanks for the link!

    .41 Short Center Fire?

    Or, .41 Short Rim Fire?

    or, .41 Long Colt, Heeled Bullet?
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    These guys have some ready to go Bullets, also, they have Heeled Bullet Moulds, and Crimpers for Heeled Bullets -

    https://oldwestbulletmoulds.com
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    I didn't see any 38 cal heeled bullets but this is where I get 44 cal heeled bullets for loading 44 colt BP rounds. Timing for delivery isn't always great but I have always gotten great quality bullets. Get my 45/70 and gas checked 30 cal bullets from him. Might be worth sending him a email. Hard to catch on the phone.


    http://westernbullet.com/castbullets.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oyeboten View Post
    These guys have some ready to go Bullets, also, they have Heeled Bullet Moulds, and Crimpers for Heeled Bullets -

    https://oldwestbulletmoulds.com
    The modified Lee crimp die is the cat's patootie for crimping heeled bullets. The other solution is to modify a set of blasting cap crimpers, which, while usable, do not seem to be as consistent.

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    Last edited by old tanker; 07-18-2019 at 10:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
    The modified Lee crimp die is the cat's patootie for crimping heeled bullets. The other solution is to modify a set of blasting cap crimpers, which, while usable, do not seem to be as consistent.

    s-l1600 (1).jpg
    Neat idea!

    I have been brooding on how one might design a Die which could have articulating little arms which come in from the side to crimp, Lol...

    Wish I had my old Shop and Tooling still going...sigh...

    I'll likely get the "Lee" one.

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    41 long Colt, heeled bullet


 

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