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Been curious to duplicate some of the old “Super Police” loads in .38 spl, and also likewise for duplicating the .38-200 load for my Victory Model. (195 gr. RNL) Discovered that MAPLEWOOD had the exact bullet I sought, and sized to fit both guns correctly. And the price was notably lower than the competition for this scarce bullet. What’s also scarce now is the loading data but I am ferreting that out, here and there. But the frosting on the cake was the very reasonable and fast shipping. Thanks!!!
A couple years back I bought some of those old Gould hollpwpoints for my Sharps .45-70. Ed had cast them soft and lubed with SPG for black powder. Well, this past season the deer on my property finally grew big enough to be worth shooting, I took down two. Each went right down and stayed down from a full, compressed charge of ffg.
These bullets shot well from my rifle.
I ordered 300 Lyman 452424’s from Ed to shoot in my 1917’s and Smith 25. Unfortunately it was late in the year and I only got to try one load before winter set in (I never waste good bullets at the indoor range) but it was a winner. My Colt 1917 devoured the big 265 grain slugs powered by a moderate dose of Herco. Anyone who says those old ’17’s don’t shoot is dead wrong! Thanks for a great bullet and I will definitely be placing an order for some Lyman 429421’s soon!
Almost 2 years ago,I talked with Ed and bought some of the gas checked bullets for my .38-55 Marlin Cowboy. I bought the bullets to hunt with. I had tried other cast bullets from other companies and they were just to hard. The softer bullets are 280 grains. They shot great and I was pleased with them. some of the guys at the range can’t believe the accuracy I can get from a cast bullet and an open sighted lever gun, when the groups rival there scoped bolt rifle groups at 100 yards. Well, this past deer season (2015) I was able to use these Maplewood’s bullet to kill a deer. The bullet performed wonderfully and I could not have been more pleased.
Thanks and I’m glad I found these bullets.
Had met Ed at a couple Gun Shows in the past. Bought some brass from him at a show, as that is what I deal in. Ed mentioned that he had more brass, and so I set up a time to come a buy it. Ed took the time to let me pick his brain about being in business, etc. We had a great chat, and I left there alot more educated about some things than when I arrived. Ed is proof that once you get successful, you don’t have to turn in to an a**hole like some folks in the business. Looking for good products at a great price? Then get a hold of Ed. Don’t ship your hard earned dollars to the big boys and get turned in to a number. Buy from Ed and know that you are supporting a local guy who is a good old boy.
I contacted Ed over the phone about casting bullets for my Freedom Arms 475 Linebaugh. He didnt currently have a mould but was willing to cast the bullets if we could come up with one. We aquired a mould and Ed now has a mould that works very nicely for the Freedom Arms guns. Those of us with the 475 know its difficult to find a very good selection. Ed has also gone above and beyond in working with me in not only the lubing part of the bullets but also in the shipping of these bigger bullets. Can’t thank Ed enough and he has been first class to work with. I highly reccomend Ed. Al Rittenhouse
These bullets are fantastic. I have been shooting them out of my first year production 1893 Marlin and the results are very consistent. Ed obviously takes a lot of pride in his work.
I met Ed in 2010. He has taught me so much about the proper care of percussion revolvers. I shoot the .375 round balls he casts out of my .36 pietta remington police revolver as I did out of the .36 pietta navy colt I used to own and I can hit a 6 ounce pop can consistently at 15 yards with those balls. He does a great job.
I stared shooting cast bullets a few years ago, but wasnt particularly impressed. After talking with Ed, I started acting on his advice. With his bullets I have experienced geat accuracy, less recoil, and of course, I can shoot more, because cast bullets are cheaper. I have never had any leading problems, and it seems easier to clean up than with jacketed bullets.
5 star PLUS rating
We met Ed a couple of years ago and found his knowledge and willingness to share information on reloading a great pleasure. We use several different cast bullets and they shoot great. He’s always available if we have a reloading question and helps to figure out issues that arise. Great service!