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I'm sure most of the folks here have alot of bullets they'd like to try, but don't have nearly as many molds as they'd like, as the ole funds run scarce. So, I thought I'd propose a swap thread. List the molds you have, and what bullets you are interested in trying. We should be able to work out a trade or two, postage on 100 bullets will be much less then even a Lee mold [Big Grin]

I'll start out, these are the molds that I can think of: (all bullets plain base unless noted with gc)

.266" 160 gr gc (6.5 Oldfeller)

.309" 115gr lee gc

.358" 150 gr rf, 158 gr swc gc, 200 gr WFN gc, 260 gr rf gc.

.451" 280 gr rf, 300 gr SWC gc, 300 gr LFN gc, 340 gr XFN gc.

.476" 310 gr LFN, 400 gr rf, 460 gr WFN gc.

.490" round ball

.500" 250 gr REAL

.512" 350 gr Lymann, 470 gr LFN gc.

Interested in 170-200 gr .309"
 
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I need some .319 GCs around 200 grains. Have about 50 moulds so send me your want list if you have these.
 
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sounds like a good idea ;
.431-290gr wfngc
.432-320gr wfngc (coming soon)
.452-265gr wfngc,270gr saa(keith type),375gr lfngc
.476-305gr lfnpb,360gr wfnpb,425gr lfngc,460gr lfngc,500gr lfngc
.476-.477-300 wfngc (coming soon),328 ktgc,
335 wfngc,418 wfnpb,435 wfnpb
 
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For a limited time I have in my posession a bunch of molds from www.mountainmolds.com for 454 .4" nose.

Included are Ogival flatpoint in:
70% GC 330gn
70% PB 340gn
70% GC bore rider
80% GC 335gn
90% GC 340gn

70% SWC GC 330gn
70% Truncated Cone 330gn
weights are rounded.
I would be happy to make some for anyone who wants to try them.
I have them all loaded up for a trip to the range, but my back went out on me going to NAPA for some locktight. I"ll have to make it to the range another day.

I'd be interested in trying some of 475/480's
.452 375 LFNGC. How long is the nose on that? My Taurus will only take a .4" nose.
idahobronco@aol.com
 
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sent you email LAR45.
 
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This sounds like a very good plan to me. Let me round up what I have and I'll post it when I have it all together.
 
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sounds like a good idea ;
.431-290gr wfngc
.432-320gr wfngc (coming soon)
.452-265gr wfngc,270gr saa(keith type),375gr lfngc
.476-305gr lfnpb,360gr wfnpb,425gr lfngc,460gr lfngc,500gr lfngc
.476-.477-300 wfngc (coming soon),328 ktgc,
335 wfngc,418 wfnpb,435 wfnpb

I'd be interested in trying some of the .476" bullets, 300 wfngc and 500 lfngc. Lemme know what you'd be interested in for trade.
 
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Hi Paul,the 300wfngc is coming from Dan at mountain molds maybe 2 weeks?,the 500 lfngc i have here, works real nice in my T/C 475 GNR Encore-14" bbl with IMR 3031 45.0gr-1450 fps,I have been working up loads for a Bison hunt in April,i have about 20-30 extra 500gr they are water dropped/ww- tested at bhn 23-24.If you would like more will be second week of April before i can cast more,maybe .476-300 wfngc will be in by then.If 20-30 ok will ship asap.email me,
 
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475/480,

No hurry on the swap. The 500 gr might just be too long for the 480 anywho. I know if I seat my 460 gr WFN to the canalure, the gc bulges the case out, and thus I have to seat to the first lube groove. I'd imagine the 500 gr LFN would be longer still [Eek!]

Anyhow, I'm going to do a lube test in the 480, which will keep me busy casting and shooting for the next few weeks. I have 1/2 dozen different lubes I want to try to see the effects on accuracy. I also need to try the 358 260 in my 350 Ribgy.
 
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Rounded up the molds.
H&G #'s 34BB,254
Lachmiller 311-115GC, 356-120LGR
Cramer #7 250 grain Keith type .432 dia.
LBT 512-600SP, 360-250LFN, 240-250LFN,452-300LFN
Lee 90346, 356-102, 90323
Hoch 37722 .377gc 235 grains
Lyman/Ideal #'s
311291,311413,311366,429303,311359,Pro-Tex-Bore 452, 429360, 358156, 12ga Slug, 228387, 457130,225462, 280412
SAECO/Redding
443, R430, 290381,444, R433GIA, R371,452, 382, 456, 1C, 373RPL, 221/373, 384, 35,
NEI
120-164pb, 270,277, 375-290, 408-285, 321, 560-460CC 198-375, 240-375J
Would like to try some Lyman 190's and some 22cal for 1-16 and 1-8 twist barrels. Thanks
 
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Paul, I'd be interested in your lube tests. I'm going to redo mine now that the weather is warmer.
I was really surprized at the huge difference I saw.
lar.
 
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Paul, I'd be interested in your lube tests. I'm going to redo mine now that the weather is warmer.
I was really surprized at the huge difference I saw.
lar.

I compared RCBS pistol lube, appache blue, and I think lee tumble lube once before. The RCBS shot like crap, the tumble lube was ok, and the appache was the best.

This time the test will be LBT blue, Appache Blue, ?commercial blue, ?commercial white, Lee tumble lube, and home made 50/50 beeswax/lythium moly greese. I'll fire 3 gas checked bullets down the tube to condition the bore, then run two 5 shot strings. I'll be using the Lee 500 gr plainbase over ~21 gr Lil gun for 1200 fps. I figure this load produces at least 40 kpsi, and the Lee bullet doesn't hold alot of lube. I figure this will be a sufficiently challenging tests for the lubes.
 
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Paul -

If you get the chance, you might want to contact Magma down in Queen Creek, AZ for some of their hard wax lube to try too.

They sell a lot of it to various commercial bullet-makers, and will also make it in just about any colour you fancy.

As a forum head, you probably will be offered a few sticks free, just to test.

If it turns out you like it, they have very good prices on it in quantity.

AC
 
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I've got another mold to add to the list. My shooting buddy, who I cast for, ordered a .476" 400 gr bullet for the 480, it has a 75% meplat, which put's it on par with the Lee design, and the crimp to meplat is .51", so it'll only fit in a 480, also it is a gas check bullet. It should provide ~.05" more case capacity then the lee bullet seated to the rear canalure. I don't think this will make much difference in speed capability, and assume that 21 gr Lil gun or H-110 will still produce ~1200 fps.
 
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Any of you want to part with the Lyman 7mm 135gr. CGC double cavity mold?

LouisB
 
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Any of you want to part with the Lyman 7mm 135 gr. CGC double cavity mold?

LouisB
 
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