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    Pioneer Products Boolit molds

    Hi, Anybody have any experience with these molds made by Fred Leeth? Am looking at one for my 32-40 High-Wall. Thanks. Dale.
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    I have a pioneer mould and it is a top of the line cherry cut mould. Dont think you will e-mail Fred but call him, he was printing a catalog.

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    I have a Fred Leeth 40 cal. for a 40-70 SS and 40-65 Win. and it is a high quality mould. Are you breech seating your 32-40 or shooting fixed ammo?
    Duke

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    Top of the line for cherry cut molds. Quality from the get go...........

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    Thanks for the reply guys. I will be breech seating. I have just received a Hoch mold for my CPA. Will try these in my High Wall. Maybe kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Dale.
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    Hello, HWall3240. My first custom mould I ordered back in the early 90's was a Hoch for an original .38-55 High Wall Winchester..I ordered a tapered one after liking the first so much, for breech seating. Then, several years later, I needed a custom .22 mould for a Hornet. I had Fred Leeth at Pioneer Products make up a nose-pour copy of the old Ideal 22536..both plain-base & gas check versions. Using bullets from these moulds, I was finally able to equal the best match jacketed bullet accuracy at 100 yds. I liked Leeth's moulds so much, I had him make a nose-pour copy of Ideal 412263..I use this 300 gr. in a .40-70..both straight & B.N.
    I hadn't shot the .38-55 in years, but last year, I needed some bullets..got out the Hoch & the first thing I noticed was the problem of those two thick plates acting like a giant heat-sink..once I adjusted the temp, the casting went well..but I think for ease of casting..the Leeth is hard to beat.

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    Hi .22-10-45, Appreciate your reply. Think after awhile I will order a Leeth mold. I guess a guy can't have to many molds. If I find that a certain bullet will not perform, I'll sell it. Have a Brooks mold that will be going soon. Nice mold but just doesn't do good for me. Thanks again. Dale.
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    Dale, another mould maker to consider would be Paul Jones. I wanted a copy of a Jerry Barnett mould for breech seating in my Cody Ballard schuetzen rifle and he came up with an amazing duplicate. It may well be my best mould. He asked what make of barrel I had and what dimensions I had, and made me a wonderful mould.

    Duke

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    Hi Duke, Yes, I will keep him in mind also. Thanks. Dale.
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