swaged vs hard cast bullets

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swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby deputy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:20 pm

cold swaged bullets offered by Speer and Hornady.

the HP looks attractive.... http://www.midwayusa.com/product/258551 ... box-of-500

as does the hornady http://www.midwayusa.com/product/382348 ... box-of-300

so....anyone ever given these a shot?
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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby Shawn » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:32 pm

I've never used either one. They look cheap, but they might be great shooters. Hopefully someone here has tried them. What are you looking to do with them?
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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby deputy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:42 pm

38 special loads kept around 800 FPS.............for paper punching competition and a rainy day.......can't see them in the magnum but i shoot tons more specials than anything. The HP version is interesting and probably soft enough that she might expand a tad at the low velocity.

i have used the swaged Hornaday bullet in 45 colt......another 800 FPS load.......mild and accurate......but then again, its a 45 and a 255 grain flat point so it really does not depend on speed or a HP to get whatever job done it wants to........
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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby kim » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:54 pm

I still have a few of the Hornady's around here from my first foray into cast bullets. They worked ok, but I went back to jacketed. I started shooting bullseye, four or five years ago and now use Matt Dardas's bullets, exclusively. Look him up, they're great bullets and not expensive.



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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby Shawn » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:35 pm

deputy wrote:
i have used the swaged Hornaday bullet in 45 colt......another 800 FPS load.......mild and accurate......but then again, its a 45 and a 255 grain flat point so it really does not depend on speed or a HP to get whatever job done it wants to........


Exactly.

I don't think I'd invest in the ones you posted, but it's your money. :lol:
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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby gunman42782 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:45 pm

I have used both swaged and hard cast. I prefer the hard cast, but the swaged work fine if you don't try to drive them like they are jacketed.
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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby jim » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:26 am

I've used the swaged .358 in 38spl and low velocity target 357mag. Not any problems using them for target plinking.
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Re: swaged vs hard cast bullets

Postby Tom » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 pm

Don't like the swaged. They are too soft for my likes. I suppose if you are plinking or mouse fart loads they would work. I did use them in that manner back in the '70s.
I'll cast mine from clip on wheel weights, or God forbid, buy some jacketed bullets.
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