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Folks

 

I am currently using 405 g Missouri (0.459" diameter) RNFP bullets in my 45-70 Sharps.  Does any commercial bullet manufacture make a postell type rounded nose bullet in 405 g 45-70?

 

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Tennessee Snuffy

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If you want commercially cast slugs, I'd recommend Norm Purcella of Quality Cast Bullets in Roswell, NM.   He makes a lot of cast RIFLE bullets for SASS and Wild Bunch shooters!! 

https://quality-cast.com/

Web site lists phone contact number as 575-703-0391

 

Almost certainly Buffalo Arms large inventory would have something similar to what you want

https://www.buffaloarms.com/reloading-supplies-accessories/jacketed-lead-copper-coated-bullets?p=15

They show the 535 grain (Lyman mold) Postell bullet right in stock.

 

 

If you are serious about long range and BP bullets, you might want to be casting your own.

 

Check Accurate Molds

http://www.accuratemolds.com

 

and Night Owl Enterprise

http://noebulletmoulds.com/

 

Two of the best mold makers currently!!   Accurate will make any design that you can draw or show a picture of, as well, at standard mold price!!  As long as the design has a minimal meplat (flat nose), since they cut mold cavities directly in a CNC lathe.

 

Good luck, GJ

Edited by Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

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405gr lead bullets for sale - IN STOCK:

https://statelinebullets.com/shop/cast-rifle-bullets/4570-405gr-rnfp/

* https://www.badmanbullets.com/OnlineStore/proddetail.php?prod=45/70-405-Grain-RNFP-Qty-100

PS SNUFFY... ALL 405gr 45-70 bullets ARE NOT ROUND NOSE ... THEY ARE METPLAT NOSE BULLETS (FLAT NOSE BULLETS, RNFP).  and so are the Missouri Bullets that are Out of Stock

MISSOURI BULLET COMPANY CAST 45-70 .459 405gr RNFP #1 BUFF 200/BX

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Thanks for the information.  My real question is does any bullet supplier make a 405 g (0.459" diameter) round nose design for 45-70?

 

Thanks

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Tennessee Snuffy said:

Thanks for the information.  My real question is does any bullet supplier make a 405 g (0.459" diameter) round nose design for 45-70?

 

Thanks

Magnus bullets

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YES, as I referenced before, the Buffalo Arms on-line store has 405 grain round nose .458 cast lead bullets in the catalog, but they are out of stock right now!  Might call them and find out when they expect them back in stock.

 

Good luck, GJ

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Sage Outfitters (SageBrush) has this warning posted on their main bullet casting page:

 

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We are Not taking orders for bullets at this time due to overwhelming health issues.

 

So that supplier is out of the game right now.  Sadly, GJ

 

And Magnus lists only one 405 grain bullet, and it's a round nose flat point.  Although the .45-70 usually shoots a RNFP as well as a RN, the OP seems dead set on having a round nose bullet.

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You will not likely see any bullets from Sage in the future unless they have someone start casting for them. Unfortunately Harlan who owned the company with his wife passed away a few weeks ago to Brain Cancer. 

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I suspect there is a very good reason you don't find Postels or any other round nose profile in 45-70 cast lead bullet weights below 500 grains.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

Sage Outfitters (SageBrush) has this warning posted on their main bullet casting page:

 

 

So that supplier is out of the game right now.  Sadly, GJ

 

And Magnus lists only one 405 grain bullet, and it's a round nose flat point.  Although the .45-70 usually shoots a RNFP as well as a RN, the OP seems dead set on having a round nose bullet.

 

Harlan Sage, the primary owner of Sage Outfitters recently passed away from cancer.

OLG 

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Folks

Thanks for the information..  

 

Does anyone know why no manufacture makes a RN 405g bullet?  Probably no real market since the RNFP seems to do the job.

 

Am I barking up the wrong tree trying to find a RN 405 g bullet?  

 

Thanks again.

 

Tennessee Snuffy

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1 hour ago, Tennessee Snuffy said:

Does anyone know why no manufacture makes a RN 405g bullet?  Probably no real market since the RNFP seems to do the job.

 

I've already proved to you there are molds made and at least one bullet supplier carries that bullet in their catalog.  Go back and read closely.

 

There is NO MAGIC BULLET for any given cast bullet rifle type.   Until you try several loads with a given bullet in YOUR rifle, you will not know if that bullet satisfies you.  And you now should know that you can make your own if you can't find a supplier who already makes a particular design.   You haven't even told us what rifle type you are shooting, and why you feel let down about the first bullet you tried.   Using a lever gun or a single shot?   A single shot has a LOT more possible bullet choices that feed well.

 

Instead, you are going on some other shooter's recommendation of "Use a Postell design" because that's what works in their gun.

 

The usual REASON WHY  bullet makers don't make any one particular bullet is that there is not enough demand from their existing customer base to cast that slug.   They can not make every possible design of slug.  They make a few that are widely used, and may be willing to add another to their production if a customer or a hundred ask them to.   If you really want a light Postell, call your existing supplier and ask if they would consider making one.  If that doesn't work, call a few more.  If that doesn't work, cast your own.

 

Otherwise, a RNFP 405 is what many shooters find works real well in THEIR .45-70s.   

 

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