If I could have only one caliber, this would be the one. Over the past 50 years I have grown into a die-hard big bore enthusiast. .458 dia bullets started our runaway hobby although we make and shoot bullets from .20 caliber through 12 gauge shotgun slugs, both swaged and cast, along with reworked .50 BMG GI bullets.
We are able to produce the following .45 caliber bullets:
PAPER PATCHED RIFLE
.441" DIA. SHORT SPITZER FN .45 CAL. BLACK POWDER RIFLE 400GR TO 500 GR
.450" DIA. 1-E RN .45 CAL. SMOKELESS POWDER RIFLE 400 GR TO 500+ GR
.458" DIA. 1-E RN, 2.5-S, 4-S SMOOTH OGIVE AND KEITH HEX HP FB, BG, (2) RBBTS' .50
CAL ML W/SABOT AND .458 CAL. RIFLES 250 GR TO 500 GR+
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.458" DIA. BRASS OR COPPER JACKETED IN MULTIPLE WALL THICKNESSES 1-E RN, 2.5- S AND 4-S OGIVES FB, ABBREVIATED 8 DEGREE RBBT, STANDARD RBBT, OT, BALL TIP EXPANDERS (LEAD, PLASTIC OR STEEL) 250 GR TO 600 GR+ CUSTOMIZED FOR .50 CAL. ML SABOT FIRED TO THE .458 WIN. MAG. AND BEYOND. FROM WOODCHUCKS TO THINGS THAT LEAVE VERY LARGE FOOTPRINTS!
Why brass cartridge case jackets? They are ugly; all stained from annealing with a rim that at first caused me to scratch my head and ask myself "How in the world can these things possibly work?" Once they are seated into a cartridge case with the rim tucked inside, they take on a whole new look. The stained look makes each bullet appear unique with no two appearing the same. They can, of course, be moly coated to give them a more conventional and uniform appearance if desired. Brass jacketed .224 bullets launched some of the major manufacturers way back when.
The thing that most convinced me to give brass cartridge cases a try was the solid, thick base at the head with walls of varying thickness to produce bullets tailored to a specific purpose from a very explosive varmint type bullet to a heavy weight, thick walled bonded core bear buster and everything in between. I personally like them. If you plan to use them in a sabot, some sort of wad needs to be used between the bullet and sabot to get a positive seat.
We also have very limited quantities of in-stock bullets ready for immediate shipment.
.50 Cal BMG sized API Bullets - 100 PIECES. They have been individually hand sized, cleaned, polished and inspected, then bagged. As a matter of safety, I would advise against shooting unsized bullets. These bullets were pulled so they have vertical marks from the pulling process and possibly some remaining sealer. This in no way affects performance. We are .50 cal shooters ourselves and use these bullets. We moly-coat our bullets before loading. THESE ARE NOT MOLY-COATED.
We also have a limited quantity of swaged lead sabot-fired .458 dia muzzle loader bullets along with cast Lyman 12 ga shot-cup fired slugs.