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44 american bullet mold
« on: March 15, 2008, 05:49:44 AM »
Hello,

What kind of currentl bullet mold to reloading 44 Smith and Wesson american ?
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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008, 07:16:44 AM »
Howdy Tom,

Welcome to the Darkside.  What kind of powder will you be shooting.  Your mold choice is influenced by your choice of powder.

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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008, 07:23:08 AM »
Here's a cartridge case drawing for the 44 S&W American.  It takes a healed bullet design.  Hope that helps.

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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 11:03:58 AM »
I have never tried it, but .41 S&W Mag cases, cut down, are the closest in size.  DD is right, the cartridge was designed for a heeled bullet.

Look up Buffalo Arms, or GADD custom cartridges.  NEI has an extensive line of molds.  The old Lyman mold was 429478.

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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008, 12:13:57 PM »
No guns were chambered for .44 American during the smokeless era, hence ALWAYS use real BP or a BP sub. Slug the chamber mouths to determine a good fit. As mentioned, http://www.neihandtools.com/ makes a .44 heel based bullet mould, but it is for the .44 Colt, which has a larger diameter. The .44 American had a nominal groove diameter of approx. 0.432. You will probably have to have a custom mould made. More importantly, you will need a proper crimping tool for heel based bullets and there is only one place I know of that makes one: http://www.oldwestbulletmoulds.com/. He can make a mould as well for you.

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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2008, 01:18:30 PM »
Hello,

What kind of currentl bullet mold to reloading 44 Smith and Wesson american ?
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Howdy, for a TRUE .44 American (heeled bullet) I'd contact Bernie Rowles at Old West Bullet Moulds (google him).  He specializes in oddballs and specifically mentions heeled bullet molds and the all important heeled bullet crimp dies.  His work is fantastic.
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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 06:04:51 AM »
Thank you all, very friendly......

Problem is The special shape of the bullet, the diameter is less important at the base, the loading specifity of this handgun, see below the cartridge difference..........


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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 06:22:55 AM »
howdy,

I mail bernie Rowles today also.........prices are very correct.........

It is easy to  find cases, (buffalo arms) for exemple......

the second step will be to find good dies.......I dont know witch......

sorry for my bad language.......

sincerely all

alain

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Re: 44 american bullet mold
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008, 02:35:39 PM »
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