View Full Version : Custom Round Ball Molds?

January 25, 2011, 02:27 PM
Anybody out there know of a place that builds custom round molds? I have been looking for a .400 mold it seems Lyman and Lee no longer build them.

Keep yur powder dry

January 25, 2011, 02:54 PM
Lee will build a custom mold to your specifications. There is a tooling charge plus the cost of the mold - as I recall, it comes out to around $200 for one dual cavity mold.

January 25, 2011, 03:20 PM
Ya I looked at Lee they made a .400 mold at one time Im sure they didnt throw the tooling away, I just hate to pay a tooling charge for somthing I sure they still have. It would be alot better if I could just find one of there old 400 mold or better yet a Lyman. I think I will go buy a lottery ticket my chances a better. Thanks though.

Keep yur powder dry

January 25, 2011, 07:08 PM

I have a friend that ordered a mold from this place, seems to be good and affordable. Maybe you've already checked this out?


January 25, 2011, 08:24 PM
Keep a watch on ebay.

January 25, 2011, 09:53 PM
Dave R currently has a Green Mountain .395 RB mold for sale on ALR:


January 25, 2011, 10:17 PM
I've got a .408 Rapine double cavity.

January 26, 2011, 01:47 AM
Thanks but I have the best accuracy with a 400 and .010 ticking patch, but if I cant find one I may have to go to a 395 I dont think I could get a 408 down the bore the 400 is real tight but thanks.

January 26, 2011, 03:00 AM
The link above to Mr Jeff Tanner in the UK is a good one. I got a few Tanner molds. They are dead on in the size department. You get whatever you want. Just say what size you need and he`ll make a mold for you. They are very cheap too. One reason for that is that the molds has no cutter.

January 26, 2011, 09:22 AM
Beat me to it with the Jeff Tanner reccomendation. He has an excellent reputation. He has a U.S. agent so mailing is fast and money exchange is not a problem.
Don't forget Dixie Gun Works. Their custom moulds are not fancy but they are inexpensive and work. I have had several.
No sprue cutter, but, IMHO, 'so what?'. Cutting the sprues off (after cooling ;) ) is not a big deal.