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Old December 8, 2017, 09:31 AM   #26
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Well you guys are making me feel not so bad now.
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Old December 9, 2017, 02:15 AM   #27
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Unclenick: So, it's a little like having a library, I suppose.
I agree. I have sold some that I missed having later. And I have shelved some that I found great use for in later times. And I have bought molds for calibers that I didn't own and never thought I would own, but they were a good deal, and lo-and-behold I now own some of those caliber guns. It's great to have a good selection.
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Old December 10, 2017, 06:21 PM   #28
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I have a few molds... some rifle molds i prolly will never use still in the orange old Ideal/lyman boxes.

I even think i have an old button mold for 45-70
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Old January 2, 2018, 02:00 AM   #29
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where can i find this mold?
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Old January 2, 2018, 03:34 PM   #30
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Which mold? The mold in post #16 is from mp-molds.com
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Old January 27, 2018, 10:01 AM   #31
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Gary those NOE are sweet, I have 3 and am looking at a couple more.
If you really want to be tempted though check out Accurate molds. I have 1 for 41cal and it is NICE. That guy has as many mold designs as all the other makers combined
Like I need MORE temptation....NOE is bad enough....but I appreciate the enabling you guys provide.
What was that site...maybe just a little peek, that wouldn't hurt ...looking is free ...right
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Old January 27, 2018, 10:21 AM   #32
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When it comes to selling moulds , even though I've buying, begging, borrowing and stealing them since 1967...I have only sold 1 . An old single cavity Lee made for the 45 acp, a 230 grain 1R roundnose . That 1R nose profile just wasn't right...I quickly picked up a used Lyman 2 cavity #452460 SWC in 200 grains , ( paid $12.50 for it) sold the Lee abomination for $2.00 at a yard sale (and felt sorry for the guy who bought it) and never looked back.
I thought that two cavity mould was the cat's meow for production and the design was accurate and fed properly in a 1911.
Lee didn't have the truncated cone 45 acp designs back then, those are proper bullets .
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Old February 4, 2018, 08:14 PM   #33
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I finally inventoried my moulds.Unless I missed one or two I have 59 moulds.
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Old February 21, 2018, 12:49 PM   #34
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I have 6

357 caliber 125 grain gas check, "pointy wad cutter" (Lyman mold 35893)
357 caliber 195 grain round nose

458 caliber 250 grain gas check, HP
458 caliber 405 grain gas check FP
458 caliber 525 grain FP

000 buck shot. (this one does not work well "for me")
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all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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Old February 21, 2018, 01:37 PM   #35
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I've not heard of alot of good luck with buckshot molds!

I just aquired yet another. Winchester brand 38 special, single cavity. Really nice mold...but single cavity!!
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Old March 23, 2018, 10:44 PM   #36
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000 buckshot mold works best with the lead temp around 800F.
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Old March 23, 2018, 10:55 PM   #37
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but I have a question. When you mold you own bullets, does that mean you shoot unjacketed lead? Do you coat the lead with plastic or plate them or jacket them some other way? Thanks.
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Old March 26, 2018, 12:27 PM   #38
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Yes, it means you will be shooting unjacketed lead bullets. Some guys coat their bullets with plastic, but I simply apply a lube to mine when resizing them and all is well.

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Old April 11, 2018, 08:26 PM   #39
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Inventory

Got all of you beat, I have exactly TWO Molds!

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Old April 11, 2018, 10:02 PM   #40
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I've added at least 15 since this thread started.
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Old April 12, 2018, 06:58 AM   #41
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I've got 2 more brass moulds coming from Slovenia. It's a sickness, I tell ya.

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Old April 12, 2018, 11:36 AM   #42
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I'm up to 5 moulds.

LEE 312-185 RN general 30 cal usage and my Mosin 91-30
LEE 324-175 RN Mauser K98
LEE 457-500 RNFP 1874 Sharps and 1884 Trapdoor

Old West Moulds 459-525 Silhouette profile 1874 Sharps 600 yds
Buffalo Arms 443-540 "Money" mould 1874 Sharps 600 yds Paper patch slick
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Old April 25, 2018, 11:32 AM   #43
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Just ordered another Lee, the 310 grain 44 mag 2 cavity. Yeah I should have got the 6 cavity but I figured for tge money I could also get a 2 cavity for my wifes 40cal. Neither of these bullets will get shot much so the heck with it.

I think this puts me at...10?

Now for some cheap .430 gas checks...
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Old April 26, 2018, 07:45 AM   #44
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My first of 2 MP Molds arrived the other day. This one fills a need that only you guys with early Smith and Wesson Model 25's can understand. I recently bought a Model 25-2 in .45 ACP that was made in 1975. I came in the Mahogany Presentation case, and by all appearances is unfired. Like almost all of these .45's, it has large throats (.455 - .456"). So, if you want to use lead bullets, you need them to be larger than the normal .452" to fit the throats if you don't want leading to occur. I ordered Miha's version of the H&G #68 and special ordered it to cast a .455" bullet. My first casting session showed the bullets dropping from the mould at .456" - PERFECT!

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Old April 26, 2018, 08:17 AM   #45
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Very nice! After I grab the cheap 40 cal mold Im going to get one of their 9mm molds that is made to produce powder coated bullets. Im determined to get a round nose cast bullet to work in 9mm for me.

Did you go with their brass mold or??
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Old April 26, 2018, 08:57 AM   #46
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I only buy brass moulds. Once you've cast with a brass mould, it's hard to go back to steel or aluminum.

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Old April 28, 2018, 05:44 AM   #47
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I agree that brass is better, and buy brass in my favorite mold designs. If it's one that I'm not going to be casting a LOT of bullets from, then I'll go with the aluminum and save the $22 difference.
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