As far as jacketed goes, another manufacturer is Hawk. Good selection of weights. They are made without cannelures, Hawk recommends the use of the Lee Factory crimp die. There are a few other manufacturers as well.(A good reading of the ads in Handloader may be revealing of the smaller outfits.)As far as cast bullets are concerned, ask Marshall! I thought i read a thread awhile back with reference to Beartooth .348's
Scott in Vermont
Hope he doesn't have the Browning replica like I do since that nice bullet doesn't fit. I'd like to use it but the next work I have done on it will be to rebarrel to .411/.348. I know it's a low priority, but how about a .348 225gr.LFNGC for us Browning shooters, Marshall? Well, just a thought.
You're right about that nice bullet not fitting my rifle. Why on earth would anyone make a bullet that's too long for the only rifle ever chambered for that caliber? There can't be that many rebarreled .348 single shots out there.
Good question, and one with a simple answer! I designed that bullet and had the mold cut BEFORE the Browning/Mikuru Jap remakes came on the market! The original Winchester 71's had longer throats, and the bullet is a glove fit for the chamber/throat. The new Browning 71's are short throated just like every other Mikuru made "Winchester" they produce.
I'm sorry for the confusion, as I didn't realize that you were working with one of the new guns! Why not make a special bullet for the 71's? Quite simply, I bet we don't get fifteen requests a year for a different .348 bullet, and then most folks only buy one or two hundred bullets at a shot.... economic feasability is the bottom line. However, I'm always open to the custom order route for most anything you gents might want!
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