I said I'd try to post some pictures of targets shot with a Keith bullet. This bullet is a 44, in fact a Lyman 429421.
I took a challenge from a member on another board after I posted an article by Ross Seyfried saying the Keith bullet was old-fashioned & perhaps obsolete? Below is my post:
The question was asked in the first thread: Is the Keith Bullet old-fashioned & perhaps obsolete?
We received answers but also received comparisons to other type bullets. With these comparisons also came challenges. Donít you love a challenge?
Since 44man was willing to show what his bullet/load/sixgun would do I feel I should also because I started the first thread. Keep in mind the original question. If you look at the article http://www.riflemagazine.com/magazin...d=24&tocid=321
& the date of said, it was June 2000. So keep in mind that was nearly 11 years ago.
I know things have advanced & much of it I havenít kept up with. All I know is what I know. When I looked at the article I noticed the bullet Mr. Seyfried [hope Iím spelling his name correctly] showed as a 260 Keith, ISNíT. Looks nothing like a bullet that would be called a Keith. What is a real Keith? An interesting read on the subject is here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...eith+Bullet%22
With 111 post & 7,607 views we all know most things Keith will stir conversation.
I took offense at the picture & the statement that the Keith was perhaps obsolete. I have no reason to doubt his shooting skills or the paper plate pictured with 5 bullet holes he shot offhand. BUT I thought my Keiths do that. Keep in mind this was June 2000.
How Ďbout today? I took 44mans challenge to produce some pictures. I went to the local range yesterday knowing the rain & cold would keep other shooters away & I could take as long as needed to do some testing.
First the conditions, overcast sky, canít beat that for shooting & Iíve never minded the cold & rain. The sixgun, a borrowed Ruger Hunter Super Blackhawk 44 Mag Iíve never shot. The little sixgun has an excellent trigger tuned by its owner, a friend of mine.
Now some negatives. I list these not to make excuse for my shooting, I am what I am, but list them as I wish my shooting or problems to take nothing from the bullet. Enough said.
I left the house without changing my glasses. I shoot see better with the ones left in the drawer. The front sight has a red insert & most will tell you this isnít the best setup for precision shooting. Another problem is the width of the front sight or the width of the rear blade gap. I require plenty of light on each side the front sight to keep things from fuzzing out. Next was the rest, not the best.
Ok, things are what they are & I am what I am so consider this when judging the bullet performance. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
The sixgun & load. L-429421 cast from straight air cooled WWs which test 9-10 BHN. I sized these .430 & lubed with Ballisti Cast hard commercial lube. The load used CCI 300 primers & 20 grains of 2400.
Having never fired this sixgun I put a target at 25 yards. The Ruger was sighted for at 240 JHP with 23.3 grains of WW296 by the owner at 50 yards. The first shot I fired was for a bullet test into milk jugs of water. The next five I fired at the 25 yard target. I moved the target to 50 yards & fired 6. Both groups were Ďbout 3 inches. Very poor shooting on my part. I couldnít see the sights well & was discouraged. This is the target.
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