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  • masscaster's Avatar
    08-11-2019, 12:53 PM
    I've only ever used and sold the Lyman #454190 in the Uberti's. Use a magic marker and color the boolit, then cycle it to see what's hitting and stopping it. Jeff
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  • KVO's Avatar
    08-09-2019, 03:30 PM
    I have a new Mihec 359-220 that drops at 216gr as a HP with my range scrap alloy. Intended for 358 Winchester and 35 Whelen. https://www.mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/hollow-points-molds/mp-359-220-wnfp-hp-gc-4-cav I am going to experiment with...
    2 replies | 191 view(s)
  • masscaster's Avatar
    08-06-2019, 12:53 PM
    I'd recommend Accurate Moulds. Very good selection and excellent quality.
    2 replies | 112 view(s)
  • KVO's Avatar
    08-03-2019, 07:52 PM
    Q/C problems aren't just the domain of American manufacturers. Several years back, the shop I worked for received a new in box Anschutz smallbore position rifle that came with the typical factory test target. The barrel did not have a chamber cut in...
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    07-31-2019, 09:47 AM
    Echo Hermans' response above. This is my favorite 9mm mold by far for general purpose shooting and a lot of my others are just gathering dust. 8 cavity rocks. Between the 359-135 and the 360-640 all my 9mm needs are met, no muss no fuss.
    15 replies | 858 view(s)
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    07-30-2019, 03:06 PM
    Not much data on this bullet and it historically seems to have lost some press to its bigger double crimp groove brother, the 359-640. To set the record straight, this design is neck and neck for accuracy with the former. Also my most used 357...
    6 replies | 493 view(s)
  • KVO's Avatar
    07-29-2019, 02:35 PM
    This is just speculation, but you could try holding a straight edge along the big pin and see if there is any "bow" to it. As long and thin as the big pins are, there could have been some tooling deflection depending on the setup. Might be slightly...
    17 replies | 1176 view(s)
  • masscaster's Avatar
    07-24-2019, 02:38 PM
    Water quenching will help maintain a larger diameter boolit as long as there is antimony in the mix, provided they are dropped into the water fairly quickly.
    22 replies | 663 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check