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Old March 19, 2011, 07:25 PM   #1
Mauser Rat
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Cast bullets sticking in a well smoked mold

I have been reloading for years and gradually moved from jacketed to cast loads. I JUST started casting my own and started with some 45 ACP tumble lube in a Lee mold which went very well. The next time I tried using a 200 gr .44 "regular lube" (non-tumble) mold and I had trouble after casting roughly 100 perfect .44's; the bullets started sticking in the two cavity, well smoked mold. What am I doing wrong?

P.S. Using 50/50 mix of Linotype and pure lead to get something like 2%-6%-92% mix.

Last edited by Mauser Rat; March 19, 2011 at 07:37 PM. Reason: add alloy info
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