View Full Version : I got lucky on Ebay..

03-23-2005, 04:58 PM
I spotted a SC NEI mold on Ebay from the days when Walt was cutting them in El Paso. It was a nose pour 178.308 GC. This boolit is nothing more than Lyman 311291 with a moderate meplat and the bottom driving band lengthend to pick up another 5-7 grains.

I put in a bid and got it for what I felt was a resonable price ($36.00). NEI still makes these but at $95.00 a pop for the nose pour version.

It came today and while the pot was melting lead, I clean and lubed the mold and used the obligatory Mold Prep. The mold cast perfectly with no problems at all.

Cast from No. 2 alloy, the bullet runs .310 on the body and .3025 on the nose. This should make a very good bullet for the 30-30,30-40, and 30.06

03-23-2005, 06:22 PM
Good on you!!! Is it brass or aluminum?
I have a dc brass .284 140 and an aluminum 4 cavity 154-311 that ,I'm ashamed to say, I've never used :oops: !!-JDL

03-23-2005, 06:45 PM
Tis aluminum

03-24-2005, 09:29 AM
Nice catch! I have a couple of Walt's moulds and they are gems indeed. :D