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Old July 16, 2021, 08:13 PM   #8
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There is simply no comparison between a Lee mold and an Accurate mold. All of my Accurate molds are brass (except 1) instead of aluminum or steel. Think of this as a lifetime investment, not something to get as cheaply as possible. This is where brass or steel pays for itself; both hold up to prolonged use MUCH better than aluminum does. Regarding the alloy, I would suggest you select "COWW + 2% tin". It will handle both the 9mm and .357 loads, and if you want to use something a little softer for .38's, the bullets will come out just a little bit heavier and smaller, but with your Accurate mold dropping bullets .002" over with the specified alloy, it would probably drop them somewhere between .001" and .002" over with the softer alloy.

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