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Scroll down to see our full selection of 45 Caliber Big Bore Bullets.

For best results, your cast bullet selection (bullet style, alloy, lube type, GC or plain base) should be matched with your intended application (velocity, type of firearm, powder type, target shooting or hunting, etc.).

No one can tell you which bullet your particular gun will like, not even us. You'll have to try some different ones and experiment. But to get you started in the right direction, we've provided some general rules on how to select a big bore rifle bullet on the Big Bore Bullets page.

 

Caliber

Mould Make (Number)

Weight
(BHN)

Diameter
Range

Bullet Style (Alloy)

Nose to Crimp Length
(Metplat)

Price/50 (Lubed/sized)

NEI
(350A)

610*
(15)

.457 - .460

Black Powder Silhouette
(air cooled) 

 

30.80

NEI
(349J)

555*
(15)

.457 - .460

Black Powder Silhouette - Gunn
(air cooled)



29.70

Hoch
(459550)

550*
(15)

.457 - .460

Black Powder Silhouette
(air cooled)



29.15


Ballard
(Custom mould - no number)

550*
(6)

.459

Paper Patched
(pure lead)


31.80


RCBS
(57926)

540*
(6)

.459

Paper Patched
(pure lead) 



31.80


NEI
(349F)

540*
(15)

.457 - .460

Black Powder Silhouette - Jones
(air cooled)


29.15

45
Saeco
(20)
540
(22)
.457 - .460
Flat Nose -
Gas Checked
(HT) 
 0.710
(0.270) 
31.15

Lyman
(457132)

535*
(15)

.457 - .459

Postell
(air cooled)



29.15


Saeco
(745)

525*
(15)

.457 - .459

Black Powder Silhouette
(air cooled)



28.60


Brooks
(Special order mould - no number)

500*
(6)

.451
or
.458

Paper Patched
(pure lead)



30.75

Lee
(459-500-3R)

500*
(15)

.457 - .459

Black Powder Silhouette
(air cooled)



28.10

Saeco
(881)

500*
(15)

.457 - .459

Round Nose
(air cooled)



28.10

RCBS
(82085)

500*
(15)

.457 - .459

Black Powder Silhouette
(air cooled)



28.10

Lee
(C457-500-F)

500
(22)

.457 - .459

Flat Nose -
Gas Checked
(HT)

 (0.240)

30.10

45
RCBS
(82054)
500
(22)
.457 - .460
Flat Nose -
Gas Checked
(HT)
 0.420
(0.285)
30.10

Lyman
(457677) 

490*
(15)

.457 - .460

Schmitzer
(air cooled)


28.10

Saeco
(645)

480*
(15)

.457 - .459

Semi-Pt
(air cooled)


28.10

Lyman
(457658)

480*
(15)

.457 - .459

Spire Point
(air cooled)

 

28.10

Lyman
(457671)

470*
(15)

.457 - .459

Snover -
Gas Checked
(air cooled)



29.50

Ballard
(Custom mould - no number)

470*
(15)

.457 - .459

Spire Point
(air cooled)



27.50

Lee
(457-450-F)

450
(15)

.457 - .459

Flat Point
(air cooled)

0.590
(0.275)

27.00

LBT
(N/A)

450
(22)

.457 - .460

Long Flat Nose - Gas Checked
(HT)

0.370
(0.330)

29.00

RCBS
(82053)

405
(22)

.457 - .460

Flat Nose -
Gas Checked
(HT)

0.420
(0.285)

28.40

 45 Lee
(457-405-F) 
405
(15) 
.457 - .459  Flat Nose
(air cooled) 
0.440
(0.275) 
26.40 

Lyman
(457193)

405
(15)

.457 - .459

Flat Nose
(air cooled)

0.455
(0.250)

26.40

Lyman
(457643)

400
(15)

.457 - .460

Flat Nose -
 Lever Action
(air cooled)

0.290 and 0.400
(0.320)

25.90

Lyman
(457124)

385
(15)

.457 - .459

Round Nose
(air cooled)



25.90

Saeco
(17)

350
(22)

.457 - .460

Flat Nose -
Gas Checked
(HT)

0.450
(0.230)

26.80

Lyman
(457122)

330
(15)

.457 - .459

Hollow Point
(air cooled)

0.385
(0.270)

26.10

RCBS
(82045)

325
(15)

.457 - .459

Flat Nose - Universal
(air cooled)

0.370
(0.295)

24.30

RCBS
(82051)

300
(22)

.457 - .459

Flat Nose -
Gas Checked
(HT)

0.420
(0.295)

25.70

45
Lyman
(457191)
292
(15)
.457 - .460
Flat Nose -
Bevel Based
(air cooled)
 0.460
(0.250)
 23.70

(HT) = Heat Treated alloy                                                                      Order Now!
Paper Patched bullets are already patched and ready to shoot 
* = bullets are weighed to < 1 grain variation per box of 50
Note: All rifle bullets, except paper patched, can be supplied sized within the diameter range noted for that bullet and lubed for smokeless or black powder.

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