.404 Jeffery bullets - What Have I Got?

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Hello All,
I have been scrounging around for anything .404 Jeffery up here in Canada. I bought an auction lot that included;
1 box-Trophy Bonded Sledgehammer Solids
1 box-woodleigh Weldcore SN
Additionally, a bag of 50 or so mystery projectiles were included. They weigh 400gr, and measure .422.
Anyone out there care to guess at what these might be?

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Woodleigh also makes a 350 Gr Soft Nose bullet for the 404 Jeffery that is .422 in diameter. Weigh one just to see if that might be what you have.
 
The unknown projectiles also weigh 400gr. They most definitely are soft points though.
 
Can you provide photo of each of the three types of bullets you have on hand? Please furnish the overall lengths and diameter of each type. Ontario is a big place. I live in the States about two miles (due West) of Amherstberg, Ontario.

I own a couple of 404 Jeffery caliber rifles.
 
Can you provide photo of each of the three types of bullets you have on hand? Please furnish the overall lengths and diameter of each type. Ontario is a big place. I live in the States about two miles (due West) of Amherstberg, Ontario.

I own a couple of 404 Jeffery caliber rifles.
Here are the other two types I received, the Trophy Bonded Sledgehammer, and the Woodleigh Weldcore.
The diameter of each is .422, and they all weigh 400gr. Can't measure length right now, but they all look to be about the same. Was hoping someone could let me know what I have before I load them.

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Here is a photo of a 400 Gr. Hornady GMX which is also a possibility.
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Thanks Sootist43.
They certainly look more Hornady than the other two do.
 
They just might be some Bertram projectile from Bertram Brass here in Oz??
 
Thanks Sootist43.
They certainly look more Hornady than the other two do.
The Hornady bullets have a definite pattern around the cannular. Your opening pic doesn’t show that.
 
Thanks for that Mark R. I am a novice reloader, so still learning the ins and outs of each brand.
 
My guess is Woodleigh 400gr RNSN.

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Bruce Bertram in Australia manufactured those soft points. They are cup & core with a copper jacket.
 
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Hornady DGX in .423 has a flat meplat, not round like the ones in your picture

Woodleigh makes a .423, but they have it listed for 10.75x68 and they only ever came in 347 gr weight; their 404J bullets are .422

Maybe what you have is a Hawk - photo taken from their web page
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.422 and they look like Woodleigh RNs. I’ve loaded these myself.
 

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