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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2015, 09:43:38 am »

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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 05:21:39 am »

I'm kinda surprised that there's a 44 rimfire flat mold, and at the same time not; just knowing its their business. But what would you use it for? I know for original henry's and 66 winchesters but there isn't a centerfire bolt for those. could you make brass for it out of 41 mag like you can for 44 s&w?
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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 09:34:48 am »

I'm kinda surprised that there's a 44 rimfire flat mold, and at the same time not; just knowing its their business. But what would you use it for? I know for original henry's and 66 winchesters but there isn't a centerfire bolt for those. could you make brass for it out of 41 mag like you can for 44 s&w?

Unless you are asking for speculation this question would be better posed to Bernie at OWBM.
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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 06:12:29 pm »

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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 08:21:50 pm »

Just a guess, but there are a few shooters that have Henry's in 44 special and it'd be a simple mater to work up a heel based round to be as authentic as possible.  Or else there using them in heel base cartridge conversions for colt and remington revolvers.  Or even for 72 open tops with bored through 44 cylinders and a 45 barrel?  Anyway, just because the original round is rimfire doesn't mean you can't load a centerfire round to match.  Also the correct 44 colt round is round nosed, maybe they want to load a flat point instead?  If I ever manage to get a Richard's type 1 conversion done on a 2nd gen colt, I'm not sure if I'd go for the round nose colt bullet or the henry flat point.  Would likely try both out and stick with the one I liked best.  End of the day, it's just a bullet profile and another option.  

Now they just need to come up with a flat point 165 grain 38 in heel base while keeping the heel short for accuracy.

Edited:  Just got to looking at the sizes, so not sure what it'd be used for.  Maybe for a 41 mag case?  In any event I'd love to hear speculation on what it'd be good for.
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2017, 04:10:32 pm »

I have seated heel base bullets in .38LC by just pushing the bullet nose against the edge of the bench, then crimp with Bernie's tool.
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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2017, 05:12:09 pm »

 Grin  Is this what they meant by "going heeled"HuhHuhHuhHuh?
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 11:40:45 pm »

Thanks to Hoof-hearted and OWBMs I'm finally loading good .44 Colt rounds!  I live in an urban area and am pretty much restricted to an indoor range, so I load smokeless in this cartridge. I swage a heel onto a 200gr. LRNFP and since I am shooting smokeless dry lube has been working just fine. I'm loading these on top of 5.0gr. of Unique with a CCI300 large-pistol primer.  I like it so well I'm already planning my next .44 Colt conversion...

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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2018, 04:49:03 am »

Timely information.   

Last year a Colt DA 38 followed me home.  It's in general good shape with excellent grips.  But had a cracked forcing cone.  The chambers are bored through so I suspect it's ment to fire the heel type bullets. I watched eBay and last Saturday ordered a good replacement barrel.  It came on Tuesday and looks great.  I need to finish up another project before I go ahead with this one. 

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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2018, 12:07:44 pm »

Bibbyman, I've got a couple of these old civilian DA Colts. I've been swaging heel base bullets in my homemade dies. Other than a gorilla trigger pull they shoot good with the correct diameter lead. Keep us posted on your project.
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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2018, 06:48:25 pm »

Grin Heck, I never expected so much help. Bernie and I are close to a solution. Just got a box of loads from him today. Will then order what I need from him. THANK YOU'ALL, DOC
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