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Old November 23, 2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Lachmiller molds

Anyone have a 162gr. swc in 38 caliber ???
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Old November 27, 2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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I do now !!!

It`s a old non vented , but perfectly centered cut & aligned mold !!

Tried it on the bottom pour but just gave me fits on fillout !!!

Ran the spiders out of the ladle & WALAAAA!!!!

Don`t have no idea what the temp was on the alloy & don`t care , lookey at my bullets !!!!

The nose is shorter than the Lyman 357446 , but the body longer , that should make it work better at lower velocitys , the Lyman likes the pedal to the floor !!!

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Old November 27, 2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Freakin' Addict!!!

Getcha a dremel tool and make your own vent lines!


^^^ Not being serious....
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Old November 27, 2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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Old November 27, 2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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ICH

I`m skeered to !!!!

Might give it wings & wiskers , but a thought though !!!!

Got a buddy with a millin machine Hmmmm!

Diamond tipped awl anyone !!


Dang rite I`m an addict !!! Gotta build summtin to put all these molds in

Been thinkin of maybe sellin some & getting NOE to cut me a 3 cavity 360-180on second thought a 4 holer is only 10$ more

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Old November 27, 2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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If the mould is working for you don't change anything, just use it and enjoy it.

I have the 150 grain K-T three cavity mould, it drops a 160 grain single grouve semi wadcutter that shoots very nice.
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Old November 27, 2010, 08:15 PM   #7
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Thoughts

I cast using a LEE 10#er , I`m thinkin of openin up the spout instead of messin with the mold .

The bullets jump out of it as is !!!
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Old November 27, 2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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Hello, GP100man. Those are some nice looking bullets, and a nicer looking mould! Don't touch that mould! It probably is an early one, with collector value. I have many of the very early Ideal moulds from .22 up and alot have no vent lines & cast just fine. Some have only one or two running from a lube groove or band up at an angle to edge of block. A few even have grooves cut in underside of sprue plate..running out from sprue hole! When I was shooting IHMSA, I used the Lyman 358429 around 170gr. in a S&W mod. 27. Recently, I tried an Ideal 358430 at 200gr.! Even with light charges, that one kicks! Best of luck.
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Old November 27, 2010, 09:44 PM   #9
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I got it !!!

I`ll get me a 4# Melter , $3 is `bout all I want to run thru a ladle at a standing anyways !!

Standng over the smelting fryer is frying me !!!

Range report fist of next week hopefully !
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