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Old September 13, 2018, 04:07 PM   #1
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Good bullet mold for 38 super?

Hey fellow casters, gradually replacing cast bullets I used to order with my own molds. Almost done but 38 super is a challenge. Have used the Missouri 135 gr RN for years and it shoots really well behind WAP. However, want to find a replacement that I can cast. Thinking 125 gr up to 150 gr. Don't have a huge preference on mold maker. I have the Lee 358-125-RF, a good bullet but it can be a little big above the crimp groove causing some issues. I run all my bullets through a sizer die and use .357 for the 125-RF.

Have a preference for a .358 mold so I can size down if needed. I'm wondering if anyone out there has a particular mold/bullet they like for 38 super?

Considering the 358-150-1R Lee. I like the round nose and weight. Also considering the Lee 358-140-SWC. Not sure the SWC would feed properly. Entertain all ideas, thanks guys/gals.
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Old September 13, 2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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Look around for a Lyman 358480 mold. It's nominal weight is 133gr and it has no crimp groove. It's been out of production for a number of years, but was specifically designed for the 38 Super. I've got one that I use for 38 Special and 9mm.

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Old September 13, 2018, 10:21 PM   #3
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https://www.mp-molds.com/e-shop/mold...cav-bevel-base

Here ya go. Casts at .359 They also offer a no groove version if you are powder coating.

Edit; Heres a page of em.
https://www.mp-molds.com/e-shop/sear...tribute_ids=37
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Old September 19, 2018, 07:34 PM   #4
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Thanks USSR and Chainsaw. Chainsaw, these MP molds, are they coming from oversea? Noticed the 'euro' on pricing. They look like good molds.
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Old September 19, 2018, 07:48 PM   #5
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They are better than good molds, they are great molds. Almost all my molds are MP Molds. On the website you can change the pricing from Euro's to dollars.

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Old September 20, 2018, 10:43 AM   #6
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I’ve bever heard more good things about bullets molds than from m&p. They have US pricing down at the bottom of their web page. Good stuff.
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