View Full Version : Lyman missing in action?

12-03-2007, 03:38 PM
I am persuing the Lyman Cast Boolit Handbook I was so graciously gifted with when I got here, and something caught my eye - the .223 Remington section, with a specific caveat for loading cast for the Mini-14. How interesting, just what I wanted to see! The most accurate boolit listed was the Lyman 225462, a 54gr gas check round nose. COOL! But, then I go to Midway or Grafs, and waitaminnit...not one of the molds listed in the book are on the website. Huh? I know I'll have to pray for Christmas gift from a relative to buy a Lyman mold, but I would do it, if I could find one. The 225462 ain't even listed on the Lyman website, discontinued already? Looked really good, too.:confused:

12-03-2007, 06:41 PM
Some of the stuff in the Lyman Handbook is disappointingly old. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if all of those moulds were discontinued years ago. You might look at some of the auction sites and keep an eye out at gun shows.


MT Gianni
12-03-2007, 07:03 PM
Check the date on it. AIRC it was first printed well over 20 years ago. Gianni

12-03-2007, 07:18 PM
Check the date on it. AIRC it was first printed well over 20 years ago. Gianni

Yep, copyright 1980. Don't want to rush into updating! (Though still a great get-started book.)

12-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Another loss to the casting fraternity. I had to get a 225415 FN 50 gr. mould myself. Try that bullet from #2 alloy and 16.0 to 16.5 of SR 4759. CB.

12-04-2007, 12:18 AM

12-04-2007, 09:27 AM
Yup. Thats Lyman. They'll introduce a redesigned number for the 43 Egyptian or a 50 cal BP design but totaly ignore the huge market that begs for 311440, 358009, and all those others. Blind, deaf and DUMB!