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24 January 2021, 13:18
ledvm
45 gr .224 mold
Does anyone make a 45 gr .22 mold? With .22 rimfire being scarce...thinking of casting some bullets for .22 Hornet and just loading to .22 LR velocity.

All I have found are 55 gr molds.


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24 January 2021, 21:18
Cold Trigger Finger
I just checked Accurate Molds. The smallest they make are 270 cal.
Iirc Lee has a .224 mold . but I'm not sure what weight.
I know Nosler has some really light 22 jacketed bullets @ the Shooters Pro Shop.


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24 January 2021, 21:23
Cold Trigger Finger
https://www.shootersproshop.co...oint-blem-100ct.html


Phil Shoemaker : "I went to a .30-06 on a fine old Mauser action. That worked successfully for a few years until a wounded, vindictive brown bear taught me that precise bullet placement is not always possible in thick alders, at spitting distances and when time is measured in split seconds. Lucky to come out of that lesson alive, I decided to look for a more suitable rifle."
25 January 2021, 01:35
ledvm
Lee and RCBS’s are 55 gr


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25 January 2021, 01:41
ledvm
The above said 11 were in stock when I started ordering when I went to pay out...out of stock! Frowner

I really am looking more for long term anyway with a mold.


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J. Lane Easter, DVM
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25 January 2021, 03:59
ledvm
quote:
Today I started with the 22 Hornet and a little 40gn plain based bullet from MP molds.


Bad Ass Wallace says MP - Molds makes one...but I can’t find it on their site.


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J. Lane Easter, DVM
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A born Texan has instilled in his system a mind-set of no retreat or no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans. – Billy Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House
25 January 2021, 07:04
TCLouis
Lyman 225438 won't get you in that ballpark weight?



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Challenge your limits


26 January 2021, 06:16
ledvm
quote:
Originally posted by TCLouis:
Lyman 225438 won't get you in that ballpark weight?


True! 44gr

Just backordered like every else to do with shooting.


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J. Lane Easter, DVM
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A born Texan has instilled in his system a mind-set of no retreat or no surrender. I wish everyone the world over had the dominating spirit that motivates Texans. – Billy Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House
14 February 2021, 08:24
NormanConquest
Just about everything is out of stock these days. My Lyman mould after the GC weighs out at 62G.


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16 February 2021, 20:16
Lamar
check NOE and Arsenal.
I know arsenal has a plain base 22 cal mold that comes in at 38grs.
it was designed for the 218 BEE, but does just fine in the 223 at 1200 fps.
19 February 2021, 10:09
z1r
https://www.mp-molds.com/produ...point-mold-gc-or-pb/




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24 February 2021, 17:15
ledvm
Found a used 37 gr NOE mold. Fixing to give her a whirl.


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J. Lane Easter, DVM
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01 September 2021, 06:07
Wildcatter
If you want a plain base bullet, you could buy the 55 grain Lee mold and have the top of the mold milled off to remove the gas check section. I bet the resultant bullet would weigh right at 45-46 grains.


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13 September 2021, 15:14
p dog shooter
I have a 45 gr RN lyman plain base that I got back in the late 60's.

I shoot them out of my hornet at 1100fps.
15 September 2021, 09:45
georgeld
Hey Lane?

How did it work out?

George


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14 February 2022, 19:33
TomP
quote:
Originally posted by georgeld:
Hey Lane?

How did it work out?

George


Inquiring minds want to know...I'm nibbling at the idea of turning some brass centerfire 22 cases and chambering a liner for them.


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16 February 2022, 06:22
Wstrnhuntr
I bought a mold here a month or so ago. I like it, took about two weeks for custom made and they do show a 45 gn.

https://arsenalmolds.com/bullet-molds

If locating .22 rimfire is still a problem these guys did right by me. I got some hard to find 28 gage shells from them and decided to grab some .22 while I was at it.

https://alamoammo.com/rifle-ammo/22-long-rifle
27 March 2022, 03:48
mike_elmer
I bought a NOE 3 cavity brass mold with a FP 45 Gr .225. The bullets shoot real well in my hornet... still working out seating depth and some minor tweeks... using 2400 powder, 50 yrds is good enough for squirrel heads!
and it carries to 100 yds pretty well, too.
I say do it!