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I was reloading some .41's today, using some cast SWC's I bought probably 15 years ago. I found an odd bullet amongst them and was intrigued...

The left is the standard 215grn SWC, the one on the right is the odd one. it weighs 217grns, so the weight is, nominally, the same, but the lube groove is smaller, is square-based and the crimp groove is slightly more forward (would set deeper in the case) and smaller as well.

Anyone recognize it... or is it just a bad cast that got in the box?

 

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That one looks like something from a totally different mold that got thrown into your box because it was the right weight. No way that came from the same mold! :eek:
 

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imashooter2 said:
Looks like a .44 that got swaged down to .41. The lube groove is almost gone...
Well, I thought of that... and you may be correct. The crimp groove is almost gone, too. But the entire ogive profile is different, too.

Inquiring minds want to know...
 
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