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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 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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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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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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