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    Accurate Molds 43-214A

    Another 44-40 bullet has been added to the list.
    64994888_1219083838272197_7536701773709312000_n.jpgThe 43-214A is one I came up with and Tom sent me just yesterday. I will use it with a case load of Reloder 7 (may not be safe in Group I rifles and Revolvers) but plan on trying it with BP later on down the road. I hope the 43-214A shoots as good as it looks. The 43-214A is crimped with the Redding 44-40 Profile Crimp die and the bullet, @ an AOL of 1,600, does not touch the rifling on my Marlin 1889 and was the sole reason I designed it. It is nothing more than the nose of the 43-215C and the body of the Lyman 427098, minus the crimp groove and added a little more "meat" on the nose. Dimensions can be seen in the drawing list at the link down below.

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    Folks need to understand that just because someone calls a 44 cal. bullet a "44-40"....doesn't make it so in older original 44 WCF rifles. Many early 44 WCF rifles have tight chambers and if the bullet does not have a radius/Ogive right out of the case mouth, that "forward" exposed driving band is sure to touch the rifling in those original tight chambered rifles.

    The classic Magma Engineering "44-40" bullet. Note "marks" at the top of the exposed driving band. A true 44-40 bullet does not have that feature on it's profile...hence the Winchester JSP, Modern Winchester Swaged "cowboy" bullet, Hornady's "cowboy" bullet, MagTech swaged bullet, Lyman's 42798/427098 44-40 "profile" bullets.

    John Kort's 43-215C supersedes the Winchester/Lyman 44-40 bullets for black powder loads. I am hoping the 43-214A will as much for smokeless loads but mainly a design that I have always wanted for my firearms.

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    43-214A @ 217gr.
    Sitting on top of 26gr of Reloder 7.
    Center - New Starline (resized)
    Redding Profile Crimp

    Note case mouth "damage" on other cases from once using a harsh crimp like the Lee Factory Crimp Die.
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    I think the 44-40 is the most attractive looking pistol caliber when loaded.
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    I just won an auction on GunBroker for 585 rounds of various Remington-UMC, WRA, Western and other .44-40 factory rounds, all with 200-grain JSP bullets. There are also 100 new factory-primed Rem-UMC balloon-head cases. Plan is to hoard the full boxes of factory Rem-UMC, WRA and Western loads. I will shoot up the various partial boxes for velocity and accuracy test data in rifle and revolver. There 100 rounds of unknown handloads in new factory-primed Winchester cases which I plan to check for velocity test in my "hell for strong" Ruger revolver and Marlin 1894 to see how hot they are and proceed from there. Mostly shooting them up to get the brass and pull down a couple to see if I can ID the powder and charge weight.

    Later plan afterward is to work up standard-pressure loads for rifle or revolver using the .430" diameter Hornady XTP bullets which should be safe in any smokeless-frame .44-40 rifle or revolver. The XTP bullets perform much better at low velocity, around 900 fps revolver or 1200 fps rifle. Would like to work up useable loads with IMR4227, probably around 18.5 grains, and maybe also with AutoComp, about 9 grains? And perhaps WST to compare with 452AA and Bullseye, probably about 6.5 grains if I were to guess.
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    I have Tom's 43-215C and it's a great round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerfinger View Post
    I have Tom's 43-215C and it's a great round.
    The 43-215C was actually designed and submitted to Tom by the great late John Kort! The 43-215C is superior to the Lyman 42798 variants. Most excellent bullet for black powder @ 300 meters!!!
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    Finally got to the range this morning. I was pleased with the 214's performance with my low quality castings. I have good castings and poor castings but they are all low quality...LOL

    Firearm - Uberti Winchester 73' w/Malcolm scope. (giving the Marlin the summer off)
    Bullet - Accurate Molds 43-214A 217gr, Tom made for me. Replicated the nose of John Kort's 43-215C (no crimp groove) and the body (two lube groove) of the 427098. Although I am using black powder lube....I plan on using smokless powder lub down the road. After these groups....my not!
    Bullet - Bear Creek 200gr Magma, Swaged (powder Coated)
    StarLine Brass - New
    CCI- 300 Primers

    Target - Desk Calendar, no marks...POA center of paper

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    25 yards, 43-214A
    6.4gr Trail Boss

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    100 Yards, 43-214A
    6.4gr Trail Boss

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    100 Yards, 43-214A
    25gr Reloder 7


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    100 Yards, Magma, Swaged
    6.4gr Trail Boss
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    It's not much but I updated the 44 Winchester Center Fire Cartridge website subtitle, "Modern Molds"

    https://curtisshawk21.wixsite.com/44...f-bullet-molds
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    This is what they look like when a pro casts them!!

    Whyte Leatherworks

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    Now lets see how they shoot!!!
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    Interesting day at the range.

    The professionally cast 43-214A performed spot on in the 73' but not as good in the CB. The Laser Cast magma from Oregon trail was horrible and the Swaged/powder coated Magma bullet did okay.

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    43-214A, 73'

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    43-214A, 1894CB

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    Swaged Magma, 1894CB

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    Laser Cast, Magma 1894CB
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