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Old March 12, 2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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lee conical mold

I recently purchased a.456 mold, but it doesn't leave the cavity in the bottom of the bullet. I have never even fired a conical bullet. Would it fire properly without the cavity?
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Old March 12, 2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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You are refering to the hollow base and yes, on many a conical, it is not there. Although I might personally prefer the hollow base, You shoudl be okay. Looks like you are trying to use it in a ROA; check me if I'm wrong. Again, they will shoot just fine but personally, I still prefer the round ball. You are fine ......

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Old March 12, 2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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Yes. Mine works very well. You may have a very difficult time loading it in a Pietta 44 cal revolver. I would imagine the same goes for a Uberti. The 0.456 Lee Conical loads easily in a ROA.
Hope this helps.
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Old March 12, 2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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I have a Pietta Stainless Target that takes a .457 ball like the ROA. A .454 is not snug, the .457 is.
The same configured, Stainless Target, Uberti takes the .454 ball.

just FYI
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Old March 12, 2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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I really just picked it up for the novelty, I plan on shooting them with a dragoon which I have only shot .454 balls. Does anyone know of a .454 conical mold with a hollow base? The hollow in the minnie ball was to allow it to expand to better fit the barrel, are there any other uses, stability possibly?
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Old March 12, 2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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A hollow base, as in a minie, does put the weight forward which would improve stability over a long range.
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Old March 12, 2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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You can fill the hollow base with lube instead of the grooves and it's less messy.
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