45 Cal 255 gr SWC Keith Type

(7 customer reviews)


45 Caliber 255 grain SWC Keith Type Hard Lead Cast Bullets for Reloading. Authentic Hensley & Gibbs 501 Elmer Keith original design. This cast lead bullet is the old stand by for the 45 Colt, very accurate old school design. This is not loaded 45 Colt ammo.

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45 Caliber 255 grain SWC Keith Type Hard Cast Bullets for Handloading. 
This bullet is a true Hensley & Gibbs 501 original Elmer Keith design. This is not loaded 45 Colt ammo. 45 LC 255 gr SWC, 45 Colt 255 gr SWC, 45 Long Colt 255 gr SWC

Technical Information:

  • Diameter: 0.452″
  • Weight: 255 gr.
  • Nose to Crimp Groove: 0.400″
  • 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 501
  • Hard Cast BHN 16

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7 reviews for 45 Cal 255 gr SWC Keith Type

  1. Doug H (verified owner)

    I used to cast my own bullets so I do recognize a good cast bullet. The 255 grain .45 caliber Keith bullets I just received are the best and most correctly cast bullets of this type. You folks are a true quality-minded organization and I will order these bullets from you again after I’ve used these up. I’ve shot .45 Colt in my S&W Model 25-5 revolver for years and now I have a Rossi R92, 16″ bbl. carbine that shoots the exact same load. Since curtailing my own casting endeavors, I have searched for someone who truly understands what a pure Keith bullet looks like, and you folks have nailed it! I used a 2-cavcity mold that is exactly like yours and now I have a supplier. Kuddos!!! Keep up the good work!! Regards, Douglas H., N.C.

  2. John T

    John T Just as good as formed bullet as you would expect. Good job.

  3. Keith M

    I’ve tried 4 maybe 5 different bullet/load combinations in my Blackhawk, and this was THE one that shot 5 in one ragged hole. The 200 gr. soft bullets are great too, but this one really brings out the potential of the Ruger.

  4. Michael S (verified owner)

    I’ve ordered your cast bullets for 357, 45, and 45 colt. I have been absolutely pleased with everything I’ve loaded so far, very accurate and consistent. I really hate to tell friends about your bullets, cuz I want to make sure I can get them.. but seriously I tell anyone willing to listen about your outstanding products.

  5. Michael W (verified owner)

    Bullets arrived with all projectiles in the box, wrapped in the toughest tape ever as I had requested. Bullet size and weight spot on! Am very satisfied with this product and will order more soon. Keith 255 gr. .452

  6. Fred H

    45 Colt 255 grain (.452) Keith hard cast.
    Fast delivery. Wrapped for a trip to mars and back 😂. Loading now. Excited for a range trip !

  7. David C (verified owner)

    Unfortunately, I can’t give a performance review because the powder and primer shortage have prevented me from reloading these 255 gr. Keith-types. However I can say shipping was fast, the package was bulletproof, and the communication I had with Stateline staff (Jim), was very prompt and helpful.

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