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Grand Master Bullets
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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 06:29 PM
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Anyone using Grand Master hard cast bullets.  Not wanting to cast my own did searches for hard cast bullets.  Looked at 6 different places and settled on Grand Master.  Ordered 1k .358" bullets for my S&W Model 14.  What sold me on Grand Masters is that they have a review section on their site and good comments.  Main one was that the bullets were not greasy from the lube.  Price was not bad either $62 per 1K for 158 gr LSWC

I'll be using mixed brass but mainly Winchester brass from their target loads, pretty old brass but good.  Starting with 3.1 gr HP38 & 1475 OAL.  Max according to Hodgdon is 3.7 gr.  Pistola is not +P rated and don't want hot loads.  Just fun shooting.  Looking for accuracy.




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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 07:56 PM
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DM....never heard of them.....But I use these folks alot.

http://www.bulletworks.com/

Artie and Jim are real nice folks....I go to there shop everytime I'm down in Texas.

Pecos shoots their castings...and he pushes their 45-70's thru Ballard Rifling much hotter then most folks would ever consider without leading problems.

I recommend them to anyone who would like to buy in bulk.

Pecos is even picking up some bullets for me this week.

Last edited on Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 07:57 PM by Mortis



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Looks like a good place.  I'll keep them in mind for next time.  Their 158 SWC 38 bullet looks same as ones from Grand Master.



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DesertMarine wrote:
Looks like a good place.  I'll keep them in mind for next time.  Their 158 SWC 38 bullet looks same as ones from Grand Master.


Most of those folks use Magma Molds for their automatic casting machines. So there gonna be all alike mostly.

Difference is the casting formula.

Jim's formula is certainly hard.



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Mortis wrote: DesertMarine wrote:
Looks like a good place.  I'll keep them in mind for next time.  Their 158 SWC 38 bullet looks same as ones from Grand Master.


Most of those folks use Magma Molds for their automatic casting machines. So there gonna be all alike mostly.

Difference is the casting formula.

Jim's formula is certainly hard.

Reviews for Grand Master talked about hardness and no problems with leading.  The Model 14 had leading in forcing cone and little into the bore.  After working with Ed's Red, Wipeout and plastic  bore brush would not take it out.  Used Bore Tech Eliminatorwith brass brush and lead came out easy. With the Eliminator the patches came out blue.  Don't think this pistol has ever seen jacketed bullets.  Cause is Eliminator on jag.  This pistol was used a lot in Police Combat matches by a friend, he gave it to me.  Me, dummy sold my Model 14.  She, whoever she is, is going to have to be very beautiful and have lots of money, for me to sell this one.



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