McIntyre Bullet ???

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cztrouba posted this 4 weeks ago

I have a 458 MCW Express rifle that I got from the estate of an old friend. With it came some loading data including some for a lead cast "545 gr. McIntyre bullet"  I have never heard this name before.. Not sure if this a mold name or a bullet style. Has anyone ever heard of a McIntyre bullet?. Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob

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Brodie posted this 4 weeks ago

Bob, Lyman used to make a 550gr. bullet in 45 caliber.  My mold casts about .461 or 2 inches. I size them down to 460 in my honed out die for use in my .458 Win.  Three rounds will shoot into close to an inch with 68gr. of IMR 3031 and a mag. primer.  I kinda remember it going near 1900 fps +- .  It was a long time ago and I could only stand to shoot three of these at a time from the bench for group.  They did march to the rear smartly.

The bullet is gas checked with almost straight sides leading to a bore riding section that also is pretty straight sided, and culminates in a big flat point.  I always wanted to go to Alaska and use it on something big and possibly nasty.  But alas it has never come to pass, and I doubt if I could do it now. The alloy I used was home made Lyman #2, but water dropped wheel weights did just as well.  Penetration with that thing was phenomenal.

B.E.Brickey

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cztrouba posted this 4 weeks ago

Brodie

I did some more looking and found a mold listed as Lyman # 462560.

I had missed it because of the 462 prefix. 

Looks just like what you are describing and the loaded cartridges I have.

I still can't figure out what the reference to "McIntyre" is.

I'll ask my friends son if they still have the mold or any bullets.

Thanks for the reply

Bob

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JeffinNZ posted this 4 weeks ago

Brodie

I did some more looking and found a mold listed as Lyman # 462560.

I had missed it because of the 462 prefix. 

Looks just like what you are describing and the loaded cartridges I have.

I still can't figure out what the reference to "McIntyre" is.

I'll ask my friends son if they still have the mold or any bullets.

Thanks for the reply

Bob

That's the mould I was thinking of also.

Cheers from New Zealand

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admiral posted this 4 weeks ago

I've been looking to buy one of those Lyman 462560 molds for a while.

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cztrouba posted this 3 weeks ago

admiral

There are 2 462560 molds on ebay. They are both reasonable right now but I'm not sure how high they will go.

5 to 6 days  left.

I was able to find one at a local gun shop.

Bob

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 3 weeks ago

so we are thinking 8 twist 45-70 barrels are in our future ... 

.... i am thinking they might also tend to be be about 2 inches full diameter to their 30 inch length ...

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i actually have a new douglas barrel, full 2 inch dia in 416 ... 16 twist ...  kinda thinking a 416/45-70 ... the new 45-70 brass is pretty good ...  with my usual lack of pre-planning, i don't think 2 inches will clear the action front hardware on my ruger singleshots tho ...  

ken

 

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admiral posted this 2 weeks ago

admiral

There are 2 462560 molds on ebay. They are both reasonable right now but I'm not sure how high they will go.

5 to 6 days  left.

I was able to find one at a local gun shop.

Bob

 

One of those Ebay auction ended and that mold went for $127.71. I had no idea this single cavity mold was some sort of Holy Grail to some people lol. I figured a single cavity used Lyman mold would be $50-60. Shows what I know.

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cztrouba posted this 2 weeks ago

 second  mold on ebay sold for $138.29

Bob 

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