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Offline Galloway

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Bullets for 44 russian?
« on: December 19, 2019, 11:29:55 pm »
Thinking of adding a russian to my collection. I only shoot bp, does anyone offer a 246gr rn?

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Re: Bullets for 44 russian?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 12:22:21 am »
Bear Creek has them moly coated, and Buffalo Arms sells them with SPG lube, though spendy!  I have used both and they are great.
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Re: Bullets for 44 russian?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 09:14:03 am »

This is not an answer to your question  ::)   However my preferences for 44 Russian are the Mini MAV Big Lube and the MAV 44 from Mark Wythe.  180Gr and 200Gr respectively and both cary a truck load of lube for the BP aficionado.  Most other bullets, primarily made with "crayon" lube, don't lube well for BP and actually don't carry enough lube for BP.

DISCLAMER:  I have ZERO experience with Moly Coated bullets and can't comment on how well or not well they behave with BP.

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Re: Bullets for 44 russian?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 01:18:10 pm »
   I have had good luck using the same MAV  D bullets lubed with SPG that I load in my 44 WCF cartridges.  They are about 200 grains and work just fine in my .44 Russian conversion revolver.
I size them to .428" for both calibers after casting them in a six cavity mold.

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Re: Bullets for 44 russian?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 01:23:56 am »
Howdy

I use the Mav-Dutchman 200 grain Big Lube bullet in all my 44-40 and 44 Russian Black Powder cartridges.

http://www.whyteleatherworks.com/BigLube.html
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Re: Bullets for 44 russian?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 06:28:33 am »
+ 1   to  Mark Whyte 

http://www.whyteleatherworks.com/BigLube.html

super nice guy to do business with too
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