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Owner of Xcalibers, Inc.
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My name is Chris Matheny and I own
Xcalibers, Inc. I have been shooting since the age of
about 9 years old. I started reloading when I was about
18 years old and I quickly became a "jacketed,
match grade, green box bullet snob." If you love
shooting and want quality ammunition, you know what
I mean. If it didn’t come from the green box with
the big S from Sierra Bullets on it, it wasn’t
going down my barrel.
The more I shot the better I got...and
the poorer I got from buying all of those green boxes.
So one day after receiving one of my meager pay checks
I swallowed my pride. I bought a box of 44 mag. 240
gr. SWC. hard cast lead bullets in a brown cardboard
box with a homemade printer label on it. Not much marketing
cost for sure! There wasn’t even a quantity on
the box. All I knew for sure was it was heavy, and it
was cheap compared to the green boxes I’d been
I loaded up a batch and headed out
for a test. They shot OK and the gun didn’t blow
up. There wasn't a great pattern though, so I went back
to the house for a closer look at the brown box bullets.
I put them on the scale to check bullet-to-bullet weight
and did a close visual to look for differences in individual
bullets that might cause the erratic shot pattern. Sure
enough, bullet-to-bullet weights varied quite a bit
and not all of the bullets had filled out completely
in the mold. Many had rounded shoulders that should
have been sharp, a few had hollow bases.
I started reading more about cast
bullets, only to learn they save your barrels from wear
beyond belief. I could better afford to occasionally
clean out a little leading much easier than replacing
shot out barrels from jacketed bullets.
As my business career moved forward,
I found less time to shoot and actually put it away
for many years. Fast forward to age 45. It was time
to shoot again and I still wanted to save my barrels
with hard cast bullets. I could not find the quality
bullet I wanted so I decided to make my own. Knowing
that hand casting is only fun for about 30 minutes,
I bought my first commercial bullet casting machine
in 2001, and Xcalibers was born.
is how we make them.
We use only mill spec alloy of 92-6-2 with no
scrap of any kind ever added to reduce cost. That’s
right, no wheel weights. We always order from the same
foundry in large quantity to insure consistency. Of
course we have competitors that will make bullets out
of anything that melts. Not here. We decided at the
beginning to make the best bullet we could, to make
them consistent batch to batch and to use the highest
quality materials. If people wanted to buy them, that
would be great. If they didn’t. we’d just
shoot ‘em ourselves.
lube means less smoke
Our lube stays in the groove,
does not smear up your bullets in the box and does not
gum up your seating die. It also produces less smoke
then any other lube we have tested. Combine our lube
with the alloy we use and you get minimal to no barrel
leading. I personally use no solvents to clean my barrels;
just a dry Bore Snake™ does the job.
Less smoke is great for indoor range
shooting and for IDPA and IPSC shooting, where quick
target acquisition is critical. Xcalibers bullets are
great for practice ammunition and for match shooting.
You Cowboys and Cowgirls
will love those clean dies and straight shooting round
after round, the Cowboy way.
What is the name of this wonderful
bullet lube? If we ever decide to sell it we’ll
give it a name. Until then, we’ll just keep it
Always remember, shoot all you want,
we’ll make more.