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Old June 21, 2012, 08:44 AM   #1
David Bachelder
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.40 Near Perfect

Here is my cast .40. Actually .401, I cast this the other day in a LEE 2 cavity mold #401-175-TC. They are cast from Lyman#2 (I mix it myself) and fall at about 170 grains.

This is the best looking bullet I have ever cast. I had to take a moment to brag .

I have several oter LEE molds, and so far I have been pleased. The trick with aluminum, from what I've seen is getting them to the right temperature. Once they get good and warm, things seem to go well.
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Old June 21, 2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Look'n good! Now you gotta go see if they shoot as good as they look!
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Old June 21, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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I have that same mould. Mine shoot great. I lube with LLA and don't even size the bullets. I push them with AA#7 using a load from the Accurate powder website.
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