44 Cal 245 gr SWC Keith Type

(32 customer reviews)


44 Caliber 245 grain SWC Keith Type Hard Lead Cast Bullets for Reloading. Authentic Hensley & Gibbs 503 Elmer Keith original design. This cast lead bullet is the old stand by for the 44 Magnum and 44 Special, very accurate old school design. This is not loaded 44 magnum ammo.

Note: We are now default sizing these bullets to a diameter of 0.431″. Previously they were sized to 0.430″, if you want your order sized to 0.430″ let us know, call (570) 871-7900) or email


44 Cal 245 gr SWC Keith Type Lead Hard Cast Bullets for Reloading.
This bullet is a true Hensley & Gibbs 503 original Elmer Keith design. Many of our customers that have bought this bullet reported to us that this bullet is the most accurate cast bullet they have ever tried in their 44 caliber handgun. They simply love them. Try a package and see for yourself. This is not loaded 44 mag ammo.

Refer to the article: The .44 SWC. By: Glen E. Fryxell

While was performing a review on a single action revolver in 44 special, they handloaded and tested some of our 44cal 245gr SWC cast bullets.
To view their video: Click Here

For a Handloader Magazine article regarding the 44 S&W Special +P Click Here.

Technical Information:

  • Diameter: 0.431
  • Weight: 245 gr
  • Old School Keith Type Design
  • Bevel Base, very slight bevel, a flat base with just the sharp edge removed.
  • Shoots as well as a pure flat base bullet.
  • H&G 503
  • Hard Cast BHN 16


44 Mag 245 gr SWC COL
44 Mag 245 gr SWC COL

COL: 1.721″ (Approx.)
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44 cal 245 gr SWC at a Steel Plate
44 cal 245 gr SWC vs Steel Plate

Our 44 cal 245 gr SWC vs Steel Plate.
Firearm: Ruger 44 Mag Blackhawk Revolver.
Distance: 20 yards.
Target: 3/8 Plate Steel.
Velocity: 1250 fps approx.
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Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

32 reviews for 44 Cal 245 gr SWC Keith Type

  1. Richard B (verified owner)

    Great looking bullet. Very fast shipping. Well packaged. Will be ordering again.
    Thanks A++++

  2. John L., Tout Run, PA

    I have been doing some research and shooting trying to find one load that will perform out of my .44 mag. Encore pistol w/ a 12 inch barrel and 2X scope. After numerous tries w/ jacketed, SWC, and hardcast bullets from Stateline, I have settled on a Stateline 245 gr. Keith style hardcast bullet over a CCI 300/Rem 2 1/2 primer charged w/ 21.0 grs. of IMR-4227 powder. It will cut holes at 25 yds. and shoot well under 2 inches at 50 yds. which is plenty good for the areas I hunt. No evidence of leading either. I will be converting my .357 & .41 mags to Stateline bullets as well.
    Note: Stateline Bullets, LLC does not validate any customer provided loading data, use at your own risk.

  3. Eric C.

    Obtained load data from Lyman’s 49th handloading guide using 2400 powder. Excellent accuracy with minimal leading in my S&W 29-2 8 3/8” barrel. Will absolutely purchase again!

  4. Michael A (verified owner)

    I have been looking high and low can’t find anything like your 44 cal 245 SWC. Hope your casting as we speak because l am out. Waiting to hear from you, love your cast boolits. Thanks very much.

  5. Jerry (verified owner)

    Love these hard cast bullets in my TC Contender and Ruger Redhawk…arrived in perfect condition, are very hard and the lube is still in the lube groove! Haven’t hunted with them yet but I can see no reason why they won’t work just fine up here in Alaska for caribou, black bear and (only if necessary) brown bears. Now just waiting for them to get 357 hard cast back in stock…

  6. Mike (verified owner)

    Jim, tried a few of your .430 dia. bullets in my ruger black hawk ,44 special yesterday, they did everything your advertisement said they would do. At twenty yards I shot a 1.5 ” group with 7.5 grs. of Unique powder, Starline cases CCI 300 primers. Experienced a little lead scuffing in the barrel, probably due to barrel is not broken in yet. Your .431 dia. bullets shot basically 1 hole at same range and powder charge. I will highly recommend your product to any one who inquires about your company, service was extremely fast, received my bullets in two days, and the phone call to you ,you took time to address my question about your product. I am a Vietnam veteran and have been a reloader for approximately 55 years and have never had dealings with people in this shooting sport of your caliber, in other words, Jim, what ever you tell some one they can take to the bank.
    Keep up the good work.
    Mike, Lore City , Ohio

    Note: Stateline Bullets, LLC does not validate any customer provided loading data, use at your own risk.

  7. Charles C (verified owner)

    Just received my shipment. I have not fired any yet. Shipping was very quick. They were packaged well and appear to be very consistent. The lube was well done and all in the grooves. They seem to be very hard and I am well pleased. Will order again. Thank you!

  8. Roland B

    Excellent product and a very fair price . Great communication , a real nice company . Roly B

  9. David D. (verified owner)

    Great cast 44 Keith boolits. They’re the only game in town besides MBW sizing 44 cal boolits to .431, which is what I need without serious leading, and these Stateline boolits are literally half the price as MBT and equal quality. Add old world customer service and you have a winner by every metric.

  10. Trent W R (verified owner)

    My go to bullets for 44 magnum, top quality, and Stateline gets them shipped fast, glad I found this gem of a business, thanks Stateline for top quality, and low prices.

  11. Gary S (verified owner)

    My 44 magnum revolvers and I love the 245 gr Keith bullets from Stateline whether I am loading full magnum or Skeeter 44 special loads I am never disappointed in their performance or concerned about serious leading. Stateline’s bullet quality and their customer support is second to none.
    Team Stateline Bullets keep up your great work it is very much appreciated by your customers.
    Gary an old guy from the snowflake state of ca.

  12. Shaun (verified owner)

    A+ bullets. Following Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook … 1.712 OAL with 19.5-19.7 gr Alliant 2400 …Remington brass and Winchester WLP primers. 50 cent piece group at 40 yards using a red dot on my Ruger Super Blackhawk.
    Thanks again, Shaun

    Note: Stateline Bullets, LLC does not validate any customer provided loading data, use at your own risk.

  13. Tactical G (verified owner)

    I recently lost my long time supplier of 44 Keith bullets and was concerned about finding a solid and reasonably priced replacement. Well it looks like I have. Thank you Stateline for not only having this tried and true bullet design available, but for have it in stock as well. Customer for life!

  14. Harry D (verified owner)

    The 245 grain .44 cal. Keith bullet is my favorite for the Special and the Magnum hands down and this one from Stateline is top notch. I don’t much care for a bevel base or a hollow point so this bullet fills the bill for me. And to have one with the high quality like this is icing on the cake.

  15. John D. (verified owner)

    These 245 gr. Stateline .44 cal. bullets are the best commercially cast bullets I have used. Weights are very uniform and their H & G 503 bullet is amazingly accurate in both special and magnum loads. I also have purchased .38/.357 158 gr bullets and .45 Colt 255 gr. bullets but I haven’t started on loading them because of the number of accurate .44 loads I’ve been making! Thank you, Stateline!

  16. gls hop (verified owner)

    .44 cal. 245gr. Keith Style bullets. Excellent quality and the correct diameter for my Ruger Redhawk. I had inconsistent results with Jacketed bullets. Apparently the diameter was too small for the guns cylinder. I checked one of these bullets and the diameter is perfect.(thanks for great advice) Gun shoots better than I can. Thank you Stateline for a quality product and great service. I just order some .45 cal for my Ruger Blackhawk.

  17. Don W

    Exactly what I ordered for my .44 cal. Model 29. That Keith 245 is great. Now just send me some warm weather so I can do some shooting. You should be getting some new customer’s. Great price and service. Enjoyed our conversation and will definitely be ordering bullets for my .357. Thanks again

  18. Elmer K (verified owner)

    Great bullets very accurate in my tc encore rifle. Thank you.

  19. John G (verified owner)

    Great looking bullets and fast shipping. Paid the bill and the mailman knocked on the door. Not my first order and definitely not my last.

  20. Don W

    Can’t say enough about your product and service. This is my third order. That has to tell you, your product and service are right on. Thanks for the help.

  21. Bill S. (verified owner)

    Nice looking well formed bullets, and very prompt shipping. The packaging for shipping was very impressive. Considering the way the USPS will drop and throw around such a heavy package, not one bullet was deformed from package impact crush damage due to the well done creative packaging.

  22. David M (verified owner)

    Excellent company to deal with. Outstanding product, fair prices, fast shipping, and very well packaged! I’m looking forward to dealing with them again very soon!

  23. Bill B (verified owner)

    I see nobody here is dissatisfied with these and there is good reason for that, great bullets and great service. I use these in both my m29’ss and my m696, so both magnum and Special loads and they do great in both roles. Great lube too. Quite accurate over xx.x gr of Ramshot TrueBlue in mag brass and either x gr of Herco or PowerPistol in Special cases and you have the recipe for a fun day at the range. I just received 500 more and should have bought 1K and saved on shipping. Price is about as good as I’ve found, so what’s not to like here?

    Note: Stateline Bullets, LLC does not validate any customer provided loading data, use at your own risk.

  24. stevlan (verified owner)

    I am 69 years old and have been reloading for about 50 years. VERY happy to have discovered Stateline Bullets. Most of my local retail stores carry jacketed or coated bullets, not so much of the cast style in any shape. Nothing wrong with jacketed or coated, I just prefer cast. Keith style .44 with a midrange load of 1100fps with Longshot powder and I am good to go. Superfast shipping. Superb packaging. Sweet personalized thank you note was an unexpected treat. If you are a first-time shopper at Stateline Bullets and are not sure about them. Don’t worry. Order some bullets. Give them a try. You will not regret it. It looks like today is going to be a cloudy rainy VERY windy day in Boise, perfect loading weather.
    Thanks again+++

  25. Mike (verified owner)

    Great looking Keith style bullets, awesome service and packaging.

  26. Todd J (verified owner)

    This is my first experience with Stateline and it has been great. These shipped quickly and upon arrival looked very nice. I don’t need to shoot any more to tell you they are very accurate in my SRH. The first 3 looked like a cloverleaf at .43″ and two more opened all the way up to 1.2″. I can’t imagine how good they will be with a little load development and a benchrest.
    Very impressed.

  27. Rory W (verified owner)

    Received Elmer Keith 245gr 44 magnum bullets, very well packaged with a hand written note thanking me for my purchase. Where do you get that kind of service anymore, at StateLine Bullets that’s where. Nice folks to do business with, bullets tested out pretty hard but that’s okay. Will be trying them this weekend.

  28. Captain Ron L (verified owner)

    Great Customer Service, Kept me informed and Emailed me when the bullets were back in stock, then shipped promptly.
    Ron L
    Ripley, Ohio

  29. Ryan M (verified owner)

    A true Keith Hensley & Gibbs #503 design 44 bullet. These shoot fantastic. Will definitely order again!

  30. George D N (verified owner)

    Very nice casting of a classic. Better than most anything I’ve seen. Fast shipping and well packaged.

  31. Jon L (verified owner)

    I ordered on Thursday afternoon and they came on Saturday morning. Talk about fast response! I am thrilled and the quality is evident. Nicest 44 Keith bullets I have ever purchased. You will receive all my business.

  32. Les B (verified owner)

    Jim helped me determine what size of the 245 grain .44 Keith style bullet my guns took. He made a batch of 50 in .430 and 50 in .431 diameter for me. My Ruger Black Hawk and Winchester 1894 AE chambered both bullet diameters with no issue. My Ruger was made in the 1980s and the Winchester in the 1990s. Great hard cast bullets and GREAT customer service! Thanks to Jim and his crew.

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