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Old January 18, 2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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Swap 45 Colt Boolits

I have a .45/454 mould that I cast 325 gr SWCGC's with for my mdl 83. So far it is the only mould I have for 45 Colt / 454 and I would like to try some different boolits, maybe some 250/255's?

If anyone would like to try a 325 gr GC boolit trade me weight for weight for your cast boolits. I can provide the 325's as cast or sized, with or without gas check.

Mine is Lyman 325 gr SWCGC with two crimping grooves for 45C/454 sized to .452 with Red Rooster hard lube.

Thanks for looking :-)
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Old January 19, 2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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I don’t know how much help this will be, last year I bought a Ruger Black hawk 45 colt. I bought a Lee 452-252 SWC mold, the bullets shot very well. About $20.00 for the Lee mold.
But I use a Lyman 450. The Lee Bullets would not hold much lube, so I also tumble lubed them. As I said the Ruger liked the bullets weight and design, but I am not a fan of the TL method.
I sold the mold and bought the Lyman 452424 – 255Gr SWC. These bullets shoot great too. But have wider / deeper lube grooves,
My point being, Lee molds are very cheap, and I have used several in the past to find a similar Lyman or RCBS mold design I liked.
You may loose a couple bucks on the resale of the Lee mold.
But still cheaper than mailing bullets back and forth.
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Old January 19, 2011, 08:19 AM   #3
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I also have the above-mentioned 255 grn Lee swc mold. I also have a custom mold that drops 220 grn HP or 240 grn (iirc) FP' has reversible pins. I shoot this boolit out fo my TC encore 454 and it is a tackdriver.

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Old January 25, 2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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Edward; I have a Saeco 300 grain 45 mould, but I won't be casting anything until the weather stabilizes. Cold metal and a hot pot equals splatter, and I'm too oldenphat to move very quickly. If I make any, I'll PM you and send you some to try. I size them .452" and can make them any kind of hard. Just be patient. CB. Oh, I forgot, they will have gaschecks. I wish I could afford an 83 in 41.
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Old January 27, 2011, 05:10 PM   #5
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Hey, thanks CB. PM me your addy and I'll shoot you off some funds for the shipping...
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