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DukeInFlorida
08-08-2018, 01:20 PM
As requested in this thread:
OLD THREAD HERE (http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?365515-Lee-155-grain-45-SWC)

We will be proceeding with a light weight SWC boolit in 45 caliber.

This boolit was previously made as a custom Lee mold. However, the method of running that group buy was clumsy, collecting money in advance, etc. We will do this one as a MP-Mold group buy. No money is needed up front, just need folks to sign up for a mold, and we'll make it happen. Payment is due only when the molds are actually ready to ship. So, here goes.

Here's the design:
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You'll see that it looks a lot like a H&G #68, except lighter

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This MP-Mold will be offered in three mold configurations, 2 cavity brass, 4 cavity brass, and 6 cavity aluminum. These are solid nose ONLY. NO hp options. None needed. The boolit is pretty amazing as-is.
Please sign up for your cavity preference. When we get enough signups, this Discussion will shift over to ACTIVE, and we will start collecting final orders.
As always, you can also add a set of handles to your order for an additional savings. Normally, Miha charges 23 EUROS for handles. If you add handles to your order (ever mold needs a set of handles!), you will get them shipped with your mold at only 20 EUROS. Also, DHL shipping will assure that you will get your molds in 3 days (door to door), and that's well worth the $6.83 US.

We need the following information:
This is the ORDER list, I need the following:
* Screen Name
* How Many molds ?
* How many Cavities?
* Lubed (grooved) or Powder Coat style (no grooves), if you don't specify no grooves, it will be presumed that you want lube groove. This is the only option for this mold.
* This is plain base ONLY
* It is SWC ONLY, no HP options
* Disguised email address
* Zip Code
* Handles or no handles?
* DHL shipping (an additional $6.83 US) or regular shipping.

MP-Molds 2 cavity brass version of the 45 caliber 155 grain SWC, 63.75 EUROS, add 6 Euros if you want DHL shipping

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MP-Molds 4 cavity brass version of the 45 caliber 155 grain SWC, 80.75 EUROS , add 6 Euros if you want DHL shipping

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MP-Molds 6 cavity ALUMINUM version of the 45 caliber 155 grain SWC, 80.75 EUROS, add 6 Euros if you want DHL shipping

1) DukeInFlorida - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold , instructor at floridareloading dot com, 32127 Zip Code DHL Shipping, no handles
2) richhodg66 - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, richhodg66 at yahoo dot com, 67431 Zip Code, regular shipping, with HANDLES
3) wv109323 - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, klworkman at suddenlink dot net, 25676 Zip Code, regular shipping, no handles
4) tja64356 - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, tja64356 at gmail dot com, regular shipping, no handles <<< Zip Code please?
5) Thraxx - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, PB, lube grooves, vfluckey at midco dot net, 57110 zip code
6) Humbo - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, PB, no grooves (PC Style), bardisattva at gmail dot com, Zip 6776 (Norway), regular shipping, no handles
7) oily - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 SWC lube grooves, jadepump at PlDi dot net, 73768 Zip Code
8) alamogunr - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 SWC lube grooves, alamogunr at charter dot net, 38001 zip code
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DukeInFlorida
08-14-2018, 10:05 AM
I did this group buy at the request of one of the members. Thought he'd at least sign up

richhodg66
08-14-2018, 06:33 PM
I want one.

-richhodg66
-One mold
-Six cavity
-Lube Grooves
-Plain Based
-richhodg66@yahoo.com
-67431
-Handles
-Regular Shipping

Thanks,
Rich

DukeInFlorida
08-16-2018, 04:11 PM
Added, thanks


I want one.

-richhodg66
-One mold
-Six cavity
-Lube Grooves
-Plain Based
-richhodg66@yahoo.com
-67431
-Handles
-Regular Shipping

Thanks,
Rich

wv109323
08-16-2018, 08:45 PM
I would like to order one
wv109323
Qty. 1
6 cavity
Lube grooves
Plain base
klworkman at suddenlink dot net
25676
No handles
Standard shipping

DukeInFlorida
08-17-2018, 09:51 AM
Added, thanks


I would like to order one
wv109323
Qty. 1
6 cavity
Lube grooves
Plain base
klworkman at suddenlink dot net
25676
No handles
Standard shipping

hicard
08-28-2018, 12:49 PM
I would like a 4 cavity brass mold. 96055 hicard21atoutlookdotcom

alamogunr
08-28-2018, 01:40 PM
Put me down for one mold:
alamogunr
One (1) mold
4 Cavity Brass
W/lube grooves
Plain Base
alamogunr at charter dot net
38001
NO Handles
Regular Shipping

DukeInFlorida
08-28-2018, 09:12 PM
Added, thanks


I would like a 4 cavity brass mold. hicard21atoutlookdotcom


Put me down for one mold:
alamogunr
One (1) mold
4 Cavity Brass
W/lube grooves
Plain Base
alamogunr at charter dot net
38001
NO Handles
Regular Shipping

tja6435
08-28-2018, 11:10 PM
6 cavity aluminum

tja6435 gmail

DukeInFlorida
09-05-2018, 07:33 PM
Added, Thanks.
Get me your zip code when it's convenient. We will provide tracking details when it ships.


6 cavity aluminum

tja6435 gmail

thraxx
09-21-2018, 09:33 AM
I'll take one

Thraxx - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, PB, lube grooves, vfluckey at midco dot net, 57110, no handles, no DHL

DukeInFlorida
09-22-2018, 08:31 AM
Added, thanks


I'll take one

Thraxx - (1) six cavity 45 caliber 155 grain SWC mold, PB, lube grooves, vfluckey at midco dot net, 57110, no handles, no DHL

DukeInFlorida
10-18-2018, 11:39 AM
Reminder:

This is a custom mold, for a lightweight 45 ACP type bullet not generally available anywhere else. This is a first run mold for MP-Molds.

Hoping than when folks realize the onderful opportunity that this mold represents, they will sign up.

Whistler
10-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Just a word of caution… Has ANYONE had success with this design?
I own a Lee 2-cav version of this and nothing so far has yielded acceptable results. I have two guns that shoot sub 1" groups at 25y with H&G 68. They will not hold 6" with the 155 grain SWC and also get some feeding issues.

See my profile pic. I keep it as reminder to myself that one of the coolest designs has had the worst results.

OS OK
10-20-2018, 09:14 AM
Just a word of caution… Has ANYONE had success with this design?
I own a Lee 2-cav version of this and nothing so far has yielded acceptable results. I have two guns that shoot sub 1" groups at 25y with H&G 68. They will not hold 6" with the 155 grain SWC and also get some feeding issues.

See my profile pic. I keep it as reminder to myself that one of the coolest designs has had the worst results.

Thanks Whistler...was just about to sign up. I haven't used anything lighter than the 200g. SWC...I hope that the 'powers to be' will allow discussion about this...I'll just stand by for further developments, load recommendations & results of tested recipes.

DukeInFlorida
10-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Few thoughts.............

The H&G 68 is the classic standard for 45 ACP boolit design. However, this is just a slight bit lighter than the 200 grains of the H&G68.

Some simple adjustments on the powder load should have this one shooting same point of aim as with the H&G 68. Perhaps a powder change also might assist. I have a bunch of 45 acp cast boolit molds, and find that using Titegroup powder works wonders for accuracy. Many of you are likely using Bullseye powder, which has a burn rate Ok for some boolits, but maybe not all.

Titegroup powder (Hodgdon) is a sweet all around powder, and I use a lot of it for my 9mm's, .40's, and 45's. I buy it in 8 pound jugs the way many of you buy Bullseye.

Try that, and see how things go with these lighter 45's.

I'm still taking sign ups for this mold!!!

hicard
01-01-2019, 02:34 PM
Is this buy dying on the limb? I guess I will back out of here also. I am number 1 on the 4 cavity list.

DukeInFlorida
01-01-2019, 09:48 PM
Sheesh... Why back out?
The molds will eventually get made, but NOT if everyone keeps losing patience. It's a wonderful mold.
I've had dozens of molds that I have signed up for over the years, and totally forgot about them.
Unlike the other guy who is active here at CB, Miha does NOT require any up front payment, so there's no financial obligation at this point to stay in the buy.
I'll remove you but it sure doesn't help the other people who are more patient. Let me know if you change your mind.

Humbo
01-07-2019, 08:45 PM
I'm in!

Humbo
1 mold
6 cavity aluminum
Powder Coat style
PB
SWC
bardisattva at gmail dot com
Zip 6776 (Norway)
No handles
Regular shipping

hicard
01-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Ok Duke, I will stay in on this buy, sign me back up for a 4 cavity brass mold. 96055 hicard21atoutlookdotcom

DukeInFlorida
01-10-2019, 02:25 PM
Added both, thanks


I'm in!

Humbo
1 mold
6 cavity aluminum
Powder Coat style
PB
SWC
bardisattva at gmail dot com
Zip 6776 (Norway)
No handles
Regular shipping


Ok Duke, I will stay in on this buy, sign me back up for a 4 cavity brass mold. 96055 hicard21atoutlookdotcom

DukeInFlorida
02-27-2019, 02:39 PM
One of the truisms here at CastBoolits is that a custom mold really only ever happens when enough people also want one.

Hoping that enough people want this one to keep it alive.

wv109323
03-12-2019, 10:06 PM
I know of 2 people that use a similar bullet in NRA Bullseye. Their accuracy is excellent. Would you give your load dats?

DukeInFlorida
03-13-2019, 11:30 AM
As an NRA Reloading Instructor, I am especially careful NOT to provide any data that could be mis-transferred or mis-used. I always suggest to my students to refer to their reloading data books, prepared by professionals whi scientifically produce the reloading data. And, in the rare instance that no specific data is provided for a given bullet, check with the POWDER manufacturer for that load data. In addition to the PUBLISHED data in the books, they also have the tools and experience to provide interpolated data that will keep you safe.

So, I refrain from providing any of my personal data, and would steer you to the powder manufacturers.

Please especially be aware that cast lead bullet data is very different than jacketed or plated load data.

I know you will be disappointed that I am not just throwing out numbers. However, I hope that you understand the importance of getting your load data from scientifically developed sources. While I am an expert in reloading, I am not working at developing (by testing) published load data.


I know of 2 people that use a similar bullet in NRA Bullseye. Their accuracy is excellent. Would you give your load dats?

hicard
04-11-2019, 08:31 AM
Please change my order to a 6 cavity aluminum mold. I am #2 on the brass mold list now. hicard21atoutlookdotcom 96055

DukeInFlorida
04-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Changed. Wish some more people would jump on this, so we can really get it ACTIVE and moving.


Please change my order to a 6 cavity aluminum mold. I am #2 on the brass mold list now. hicard21atoutlookdotcom 96055

Burnt Fingers
04-11-2019, 04:38 PM
If I didn't have a four cavity NOE in almost the same boolit I'd be all over this.

DukeInFlorida
05-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Bump to keep this one as an active discussion. We need a few more commitments.

Oily
05-15-2019, 04:45 PM
Oily (1) 6 cavity aluminum 45 caliber 155 SWC lube grooves jadepump at PlDi dot net 73768

alamogunr
05-15-2019, 06:55 PM
You can change me to a:
One (1) mold
6 Cavity Aluminum
W/lube grooves
Plain Base
alamogunr at charter dot net
38001
NO Handles
Regular Shipping

If it will help this buy. I seem to be the only one asking for Brass.

DukeInFlorida
05-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Added, thanks


Oily (1) 6 cavity aluminum 45 caliber 155 SWC lube grooves jadepump at PlDi dot net 73768

Changed


You can change me to a:
One (1) mold
6 Cavity Aluminum
W/lube grooves
Plain Base
alamogunr at charter dot net
38001
NO Handles
Regular Shipping

If it will help this buy. I seem to be the only one asking for Brass.

DukeInFlorida
07-02-2019, 08:38 PM
This was a request from a CB member. It's a solid nose mold, but we need some action to get this in the production schedule.
Anyone interested in this light version (155 grains) of H&G 68 ? NOTE: The original H&G 68 mold is heavier than this design.

hicard
07-04-2019, 02:14 PM
I give up. Please remove me from the list as I just ordered the Noe version today. hicard21atoutlookdotcom

mag44uk
07-04-2019, 05:53 PM
I had the original Lee group buy for this boolit.
It was wickedly accurate out of the 625 that my government took from me!
Known as the witches hat.

DukeInFlorida
07-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Sorry to see you go. Someone to fill his spot?


I give up. Please remove me from the list as I just ordered the Noe version today. hicard21atoutlookdotcom

Burnt Fingers
07-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Just a word of caution… Has ANYONE had success with this design?
I own a Lee 2-cav version of this and nothing so far has yielded acceptable results. I have two guns that shoot sub 1" groups at 25y with H&G 68. They will not hold 6" with the 155 grain SWC and also get some feeding issues.

See my profile pic. I keep it as reminder to myself that one of the coolest designs has had the worst results.

I have the Lee mold, a NOE, and a NEI in the 155-160 range. All shoot quite well for me.

I used both starting book loads and light loads.

I have found that for some reason I need to run a slightly harder than normal alloy for these bullets or they will keyhole on me.