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Anyone here tried the cast bullets from Bear Creek Supply? They're coated with a "moly" coating so lube is not necessary. The guy at the store where I bought my Sharps replica recommended them. I bought a box of 400 gr. flat nose for a try. The rifle shot nice and the bore cleaned easily with no fouling.

Was thinking of using more of them in the '73 I ordered.


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I've been shooting Bear Creek bullets almost exclusively for a few years in CAS. I found them to be the only bullet I ever used in a 45Colt SAA that did not lead the barrel. Most cast bullets lead a Colt because the chamber dimensions are still Black Powder, and the barrel is now 451. The chamber throats are about 457, and the blow-by burns the lead bullet base causing leading. The Moly bullets don't lead at all. I use them also in my Uberti Yellowboy in 44-40, with no leading and easy cleaning. The only problem I have with them is trying to pick them out of the box when reloading cartridges, they are so slippery! Tried them on the 45-70 with smokeless loads, they worked fine, haven't tried them yet with Black Powder to see how they handle heavy fouling..
 

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Thanks Flint.

I was hoping I wasn't the only one using em. They shoot clean from my Sharps with smokeless. I just bought a model 73 Winchester in 45 Colt from Uberti and figured I'd use them. Thinking of looking into CAS. I live close by the town where they are made so there's always a good supply.

Your right, they are slippery. Had to chase em across my bench a few times.

Would you use them for hunting?


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