So after procuring some strange looking 250gr round nosed bullets in 358cal and having great luck with them in my 35 Whelen I found myself down to my last eight. I had pulled them from a box of mystery handloads for the 350 Remington Mag. I kept the bullets for myself and gave the brass to a friend who shoots the 350RM. I knew that it said on the box they came in what kind of bullets they were but I couldn't find the box and suspect it was thrown out.
So going back to square one I determined to track down some more. I knew they were made on a Corbin swage so I put in a call to Pete Pi at Corbon to see if he could swage me some. "No problem" he says "but you'll have to buy the swage dies". Well it turns out that a set of dies for his setup is around 1200 bucks so that was a dead end, I don't like them that much.
So there I was sitting in the can at work reading an old Handloader magazine from 1994. When it came to me, there it was on the page in front of me, Wyoming Bonded Bullets. The add even had a picture of one that looked just like the one I pulled out of my bear last fall, .81cal expansion, expanded back about halfway down the shank and 99% weight retention. So I got on the web and to my dismay found.... nothing. I figured they must certainly be out of business as everyone has a website these days, right? So figuring it couldn't hurt I decided to try the longshot, and call the nearly 20yr old phone number.
Lo and behold I got ahold of the guy, very nice gentleman, who also happens to be a very big fan of the Whelen. After chatting for a few minutes I found out that he is mostly out of the bullet business. But...... he makes one run every January for the old timers and locals who refuse to shoot anything else. And what, why he'll yeah I'll be your first new customer in 8yrs.
Can't wait to get more of my new favorite funny looking little roundnosed bullets. It looks like the search for a 250 RN that I have some faith in is over at last. Bye bye Interlocks hello .035 pure copper jackets and pure lead cores.