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Re: proper bullet for 73 carbine(For Brian)
Posted by Pete Nelson on Monday, 9 July 2012, at 3:52 p.m., in response to Re: proper bullet for 73 carbine(For Brian), posted by Ken Smith on Monday, 9 July 2012, at 1:35 p.m.
profilHello, Ken old friend and Brian too,
About five years ago - - not wanting to ever get started with furnaces and casting molten load - - I started buying all of my .45-70 bullets from Frank Ehrenford at MT. BALDY BULLETS out in Cody, Wyoming. Both of them [the 405-grain hollow-base/rounded-point and the 500-grain flat-based/rounded-point] come packaged in styrofoam trays of 50 each, sized to 0.459", and with the 3 lube grooves filled with SPG black powder lubricant. The 405-grain hollow-based bullet is actually listed as "420-grain" (most of the ones I have bought weigh in relatively-consistantly at between 405 and 420 grains) and are cast from a nose-pour mould, which leaves some flash at the point when the sprue is cut. The 500-grain rifle bullets come with a pretty true profile. The lube grooves are filled pretty evenly, and Frank tells me that the mould he uses for the 405-grain hollow-base is the one (LEE?) which the late "Spence" Wolf used for much of his experimentation work.
Frank can be reached at:
MOUNT BALDY BULLET COMPANY. INC.; Post Office Box 835; Cody, Wyoming 82414; (307) 754-5255 [VOICE]; (307) 754-5355 [FAX]
Frank lists his various bullet types (both black powder and smokeless) and prices in a series of tables right on the site on the 2nd or 3rd page and gives listings for, I believe, 100 and 500 pieces.
with very best regards, PETE
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