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Old May 16, 2010, 10:34 AM   #26
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I'm going to bring this TTT, To The Top, again to give new people a chance to maybe get a few bullets to try out. The conditions are the same, just reimburse me for the postage.
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Old May 17, 2010, 05:28 PM   #27
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Answer to a prayer

I posted about a year ago about something like this and did not get any bites so I bought 3 molds in March but still would like to try others before I buy the molds so tell me what you have and I will let you know if there is something interesting to me.Thank you very much for the offer.
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Old May 17, 2010, 08:54 PM   #28
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Helpin out

I`ll help out a little , I have a bunch of lee& lyman 38/357 molds .

I have a 358156hp that`s had the GC removed.
The obsolete 357446 swc ( works good above 1,000fps)
The lee 158 rnfp that shoots beatifully in all the 38/357 I own .

A lee 150 gr. 30/30 mold & a lyman 314299 is all the rifle I have at the moment.

44 I have 429421 429215 that`s had the GC removed lee 310 gr sledge hammer.

Most of these I have cast in a semi soft isotope alloy that is 10.5 bhn.

I usually don`t lube until I`m ready to load.

Sorry no tumble lubes .
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Old May 21, 2010, 11:37 AM   #29
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I'll get to work on some new pics, as soon as I get the garden planted, AND I figure out how to run my new DSLR Canon rebel T2i. I have several new molds for boolits,,--oops bullets, more than what's listed in the other thread;

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371328
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Old May 22, 2010, 11:42 PM   #30
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Just trying out the new camera! Here's a few of the most recent molds I've bought.





Anyway, posts #10 and 14 on this thread are what I make. I missed a couple on this photo session, I just gotta clean the reloading room!

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371328
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Old May 23, 2010, 02:22 PM   #31
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Whatcha got there Snuffy? Lets see how close I can get... L to R...

Looks like an 8mm, a .284/7mm (could be a .30, just looks a tad small if the first is in fact a .324 something), a heavy .45, a heavy .44, a .30 cal, a .40 cal, and a 9mm? Don't ask me the mold numbers, I could probably get closer by banging my head on the keyboard a couple times...
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Old May 23, 2010, 03:04 PM   #32
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are you gentlemen deliberately misspelling bullets? why?
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Old May 23, 2010, 03:15 PM   #33
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For people that shoot jacketed and cast bullets, it is a quick way to differentiate that you are shooting a cast boolit. Bullets wear jackets.
They frown on the terms use here at TFL and probably rightly so because it's use could contribute to the slack jawed yokel sterotype.

I think it's hilarious term and boolit is good shorthand for cast bullet, but when in Rome...
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Old May 23, 2010, 03:18 PM   #34
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thanks

bullets were used for centuries without jackets, in fact jacketed bullets are a relatively recent (in historical terms) phenomenon
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Old May 23, 2010, 03:32 PM   #35
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Whatcha got there Snuffy? Lets see how close I can get... L to R...

Looks like an 8mm, a .284/7mm (could be a .30, just looks a tad small if the first is in fact a .324 something), a heavy .45, a heavy .44, a .30 cal, a .40 cal, and a 9mm? Don't ask me the mold numbers, I could probably get closer by banging my head on the keyboard a couple times...
Wow! Not too far off. L-R 1 is a 303 bullet, 180 grain .313. 2 is a 308 170, made for the thutty-thutty. 3 is a 300 grain .452. 4 is a 300 grain .429. 5 is a 7.62 X 39 bullet, @ 150 grain, casts at .311. 6 is a Lee TLTC @ .452. for 45 acp 230 grain. 7 is a 124 9mm also a tumble lube.

1, C312-185-1R #90371 2, C309-150-F #90366 3, C452-300-RF #90359 4, C430-310-RF #90858 5, C312-155-2R #90385 6, TL452-230-TC #90286 7, TL356-124-2R #90464

All are Lee molds. I do have some older Lyman's and one on the way, a 150 SWC GC, to try to duplicate Skeeter Skelton's favorite load.
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Old May 23, 2010, 03:45 PM   #36
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Renfield, go here to see why that term/misspelling is used.

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/index.php

Here's the reasoning behind it by the originator of the spelling.

From 45nut, owner of cast boolits.
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Boolits= as God laid it into the soil,,grand old Galena,the Silver Stream graciously hand poured into molds for our consumption.

Bullets= Machine made utilizing Full Length Gas Checks as to provide projectiles for the masses.
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Old May 24, 2010, 11:29 PM   #37
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Have you tried the 300gr Lee 44 and 45 yet? They sure look wicked. I'm thinking of ordering them both shortly for myself. And the matching 357. Should be a heck of a hunting boolit.
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Old May 25, 2010, 07:37 AM   #38
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I shoot that heavy gc'ed 45 in my T/C 454 Casull. It has some SERIOUS energy when pushed to 1800 FPS! Mine come out at 315 grns lubed and checked.
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Old May 25, 2010, 11:40 AM   #39
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Lee 310gr.

I call the lee 310 a 2 holer 1 going in & 1 going out !!!!

I run em with IMR 4227 `bout 1100fps & that`s enuff for me !!!
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Old May 25, 2010, 01:26 PM   #40
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Have you tried the 300gr Lee 44 and 45 yet? They sure look wicked. I'm thinking of ordering them both shortly for myself. And the matching 357. Should be a heck of a hunting boolit.
No to both. I only have a 45 colt in a 45/.410 combo, so I'm not in a big hurry to try it. The Comanche is hardly an accurate gun! Makes a great short .410 though!

As for the 300 44, i jst got that mold, haven't had time to size any, it's one project on a long list that I intend to do this summer. First is to get the garden planted.

I hope my super blackhawk will like that bullet.
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Old May 25, 2010, 03:35 PM   #41
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The 1 on the far rite is ICHs NOE 360180.

I`m thinkin of millin the gas check off my lee 310 mold , I think it`ll wind up at 265 grs. It would`nt be the first $20.00 bucks I threw away !!



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Old May 25, 2010, 10:41 PM   #42
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I'm gonna find out. I ordered the 300gr 44 and 45 molds today. I need to quit buying molds and start fine tuning loads with the ones I have. I cant help it. My names Ken and I'm a castaholic
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Old June 5, 2010, 05:26 PM   #43
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Lee 310 gr

Anybody got a clue what a Lee 310gr would cast if you were to drill out the gascheck to a plainbase bullet?
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Old June 6, 2010, 09:02 AM   #44
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In my particular molds,
the 44 casts at 305gr w/o gas check or lube.
the 45 casts at 308gr w/o gas check or lube.
Thats straight WW alloy. I'm guessing it would add about 3 gr or maybe 4 gr after drilling.
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Old June 6, 2010, 10:41 PM   #45
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Apologies if this has already been mentioned.

Maybe you boolit casters could form a sort of co-op. Everybody list what moulds you have. If somebody wants to try out a few boolits before buying the mould just send the right fella a pm and pay shipping.
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Maybe you boolit casters could form a sort of co-op. Everybody list what moulds you have. If somebody wants to try out a few boolits before buying the mould just send the right fella a pm and pay shipping.
Like this.... ? http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371328

I need to update my list because I think I have ONE of the original molds I listed. I go through molds like I do women.
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Old June 7, 2010, 10:33 AM   #47
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Actually.... I spent all day today resizing/trimming/polishing... aprox 300 rds of the 7,000 of .223 brass that I have....... I love my reloading hobby!!!
If you have 7,000 cases to prep, you should take a hard look at the Giraud Case Trimmer. It is spendy. but it would rip through those 7,000 in an afternoon.
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Old January 17, 2012, 03:18 AM   #48
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Remember this thread

I am wanting some heavies in 357 to experiment with.180's or 200's if anybody has a mold for them.A Kieth 170 will do also.
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Old January 17, 2012, 03:40 AM   #49
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458W, the heaviest .357 I have is a 168 Lyman mold, it's a keith SWC. If you'd want to try some, send me a PM with your snail mail addy, I'm sure I have some sized to .358 and ready to go. They drop @ 170+ and sized a bit more, maybe 171.
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I am wanting some heavies in 357 to experiment with.180's or 200's if anybody has a mold for them.A Kieth 170 will do also
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I've got a 180 grain Ranch Dog mold for the .35 Remington, but I've never used it in that cartridge, preferring to use it in the .357 magnum. Pushed to 1190 in my Model 28, that same load moves at 1600 out of my Marlin 1894C. It's a great fun bullet with plenty of energy.
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