I have some christmas cash burning a hole in my pocket. I already have 2 .30 cal Lee moulds and want to upgrade to one of the Lyman offerings. I shoot a mauser actioned custom barreled 30/06 that measures exactly .308.
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Lyman 30 Caliber, 210 Grain, RN, GC Double Cav Bullet Mold /Mould BN# 311284
Lyman .30 Caliber ( .311" Diameter) , 210 Grain , Round Nose, Gas Check. This is a double cavity bullet mould.
Bullet # : 311284 (Gas Check)
Double Cavity # : 2660284
Originally designed for the 30-40 Krag but has become the standard 30-06 bullet. Excellent accuracy
Lyman 30 Caliber, 195 Grain, Taper MXL Double Cav Bullet Mold /Mould BN# 311679
Lyman .30 Caliber ( .311" Diameter) , 195 Grain , Taper MXL , Bullet Mould. This is a double cavity bullet mould.
Bullet # : 311679 (Gas Check)
Double Cavity # : 2660679
A new 30 caliber 195 grain gas check mould designed by John Ardito. Features a bore riding nose which tapers up to meet the driving bands.
Lyman .30 (311"Dia) 180 Gr PT GC /Mould BN#311332
Lyman .30 Caliber, 180 Grain PT, Gas Check Bullet Mould. This is a double cavity bullet mould.
Bullet # : 311332 (Gas Check)
Designed for 30-40 Krag and 30-06. Good accuracy
I primarily want to punch paper at the range but deer hunting is likely so any experience with any of these boolits would be most welcome. I have done some searching and read lots of posts so anything new I can gather to push me to one or the other.
The bore riding 195 grain design looks very interesting as does the 210. The bigger boolit seems to have a reputation for accuracy. The 180 is interesting to me as well because my barrel is rifled 1 in 12", where the standard for 30/06 is 1 in 10". I am not sure if the big logs will shoot well but I am pretty sure the 180 will be OK. I currently shoot 170 gr FN and 160 gr RN and both shoot reasonably well. In that 1.5 inch range if I do my job.