View Full Version : Value of 8 cavity mold ??
02-25-2009, 05:51 PM
Never had one of these, but.
I was offered a used 8 cavity Saeco mold for $225 and handles for $40.
It's a 44 cal., 200+gr truncated looking bullet. I don't see any 8 cavity moulds in the Midway Catalog. Is it something Saeco discontinued?
So my question is, is that a good deal?
Le Loup Solitaire
02-25-2009, 06:42 PM
Seems to be quite a bit of money...to much IMHO. Eight cavs were indeed made special order by Saeco and they were never cheap...depending on how far back one goes and what the buck was worth. If you need a high production mold such as this, and are contemplating a price range of this nature, I would suggest that you first go to the Ballisticast website and get info on what they have to offer along with prices. They took over the Hensley & Gibbs complete line of molds. H&G molds were made up to 10 cavities and were the best molds ever produced, and Ballisticast has maintained the H&G quality and reputation....but they aren't cheap. Saeco I believe discontinued anything over 4 cavities quite some time ago. But $265 for a used mold still seems kind of pricey, so have a look at the Ballisti... website first and see what you would have to lay out for a new one. Another possibility to consider might be getting 2 new 4 cavs and using them in tandem; running 2 4 cavs for a few hours even at moderate speed would produce a huge amount of bullets and might still be less than the price that is being asked for the used mold....and new is new-to start with. Good luck and enjoy your casting. LLS
02-25-2009, 06:46 PM
Better eat you Wheaties, that boogers gonna be heavy.
I like to make boolits fast too, but a 4 cavity steel mold wears me out after about an hour and a half of casting.
02-25-2009, 07:22 PM
6 is plenty big for me.
02-26-2009, 04:21 AM
That's high, but if he stuck it on Ebay he'd probably get it. I use a 10 cav H+G. Racks up lotsa boolits fast, but it's heavy. Fortunately I'm still man enough to handle it, but it wears you out.
02-26-2009, 08:44 AM
I got two of Saeco's 8 Cavity molds a long time ago, as Grizz says they are heavy and taka a lot of getting used to. 200 TC probably is a .45 ? for about 1/2 that p[rice you could get two of http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=110378 these with handles, much easier to work if that style wes what you were interested in
02-26-2009, 02:34 PM
how much is a RCBS or REDDING.redding bought saeco out yrs ago.so their molds
are the ones to compare.
redding makes 4cavity at $159 and that is 2004 price.
I will take Lee 6 at $36 thanks.:coffee:[smilie=w:
02-26-2009, 06:25 PM
I have a saeco 8-cav .230 LRN, it is not all that heavy.
I would buy another in a heartbeat, not sure I would fork over $265 for one although they normally bring that much and more.
02-26-2009, 06:36 PM
It's a 44 cal mould. I think 44 so much I forget there's anything else.
Thanks for all the tips. I think I will shop around., maybe get 2 LEE moulds.
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