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    Did you design that Accurate Mold?

    Hey fellers. Accurate Molds rocks. We all know that. He's not much for talking on the phone, but he'll help you design a mold for free and cut it and send you a superbly made piece of down home American made goodness, and he'll do it so fast it makes the group buy guys cuss a blue streak.
    Once your mold is in your hot little hands, he puts the design up in his catalogue for all to see, admire, and possibly purchase.

    I was just scrolling through, dreaming of the next project I'm going to have him do for me, and as i looked at the strange, the interesting, and the epic mold designs he offers, I found myself wishing I knew which ones were designed or modified by which of our members, and what purpose they had in mind when they had him change/create it?
    I figured I would just make a post and ask, because it would be good for Tom, and it would be good for us!

    SO!

    Which one is yours?
    Why did you design/modify it, for which gun/purpose?
    How well did it work?
    What would you do different if you could?
    Post the link to your boolit and let us know!
    The purpose behind this is to learn about the designs in Tom's catalog, so even if you had nothing to do with it, if you know what it's intended purpose was go ahead and tell us so that everybody can know.


    Here's a legend of the designers and their comments:
    (I will organize as the list grows.)
    30-150L texassako.........7.35 Carcano........................Post#27
    30-160P geargnasher.......Paperpatch 30-06.................Post#44
    30-190p geargnasher.......Paperpatch 30-06.................Post#44
    31-077B FergusonTO35.....32 Auto.............................Post#102
    31-090A w30wcf..............32 Long.............................Post#74
    31-090L hporter.............313249 likeness....................Post #93
    31-090R Springfield................Black Powder................Post#65
    31-090S w30wcf..............32 Long.............................Post#74
    31-100X stu1ritter........ ......................Post#141
    31-114D Outpost75............32 S&W...........................Post#152
    31-115C dancingbear41......30 Carbine........................Post#148
    31-115K w30wcf...............30 W.C.F..........................Post#74
    31-120B longbow.................???????................... ......Post#68
    31-125D Outpost75............30M1 ...........................Post#152
    31-134D Outpost75............rook rifles........................Post#152
    31-142C popper................Slick 300BLK......................Post#156
    31-145C popper................Slick 300BLK......................Post#156
    31-150l jason f...............copy of 312440 ..................Post#147
    31-155D Outpost75.........Appleseed Trainer...................Post#152
    31-160G goodsteel...........30 XCB hunter.....................post#159
    31-165A tomme boy.....308 Win.................................Post#13
    31-165C popper ..........308AR + 30-30......................Post#17&124
    31-165D history@mts.net...for 94 Winchester..............Post#123
    31-180R Rickin TN........30 caliber with long throats......Post#10
    31-185G geargnasher.......John Ardito.........................Post#44
    31-190G Dutch4122.........long throated Mosin Nagants Post#23
    31-190X geargnasher.........30XCB hunting bullet..............
    31-200Z IdahoFireman......300blk.......................... .....Post#146
    31-205B tomme boy.....M39 Finn worn throat..............Post#13
    31-210H history@mts.net...for Lee speed 303............Post#123
    31-215B tomme boy.....91/30 Sniper rifle....................Post#13
    31-235B StratsMan.......300AAC BLK Full Length.........Post#16
    31-240B rhbrink............3/4" throat...........................Post#29
    32-155L texassako.......32 Remington Model 8............Post#27
    32-170B Marvin S................32-40/32spl...................Post#61
    32-175B Deep Six.................Light 8X57....................Post#36
    32-180B w30wcf............32-40 Hi Power...................Post#74
    32-200G Dutch4122.........long throated(.315"+) Mosin Nagants...................Post#23
    32-200P Hardcast416taylor....Mauser paper patch........Post#155
    32-205B BPT/Felix/..........Yugo Mauser.......................Post#150
    32-215B FrankG.................8mm-06.........................Post#101
    32-220B walltube...........323471 inspired....................post#119
    33-235B craig61a...........frankinboolit.................. ......Post#139
    34-201L winelover ...........338WinMag.......................Post#18
    34-230B PWS.......................338WM................... .....Post#48
    35-125C gefiltephish...........PC boolit.........................Post#80
    35-140S Grandpas50AE...........38 Super......................Post#116
    35-150Z Ausglock..................357Sig.................. .....Post#111
    35-168Z Ausglock..................357Sig.................. .....Post#111
    36-130W AKtinman...............38special.................. ......Post#136
    36-140C Springfield................Black Powder................Post#65
    36-140L TomAM..............Lever gun mold.....................Post#87
    36-155D Outpost75.........38 "Colt Special"..................Post#152
    36-155WT stu1ritter........358 Winchester......................Post#141
    36-160C w30wcf............38/.357 levergun...................Post#74
    36-160E geargnasher.......Experimental.................... ...Post#44
    36-160H ????..................Ruger LC9..........................Post #80
    36-160Q detox................????......................... .........Post#19
    36-162V Beagle333.........Good 357Mag boolit.............Post#45
    36-170J GLL..................IDEAL 358429 Keith design.....Post#24
    36-170T MAGLVR...........357Mag. to OAL spec............Post#21
    36-200RT jmort................357Mag SBH........................post#160
    36-207B badgeredd............357Max lever....................Post#52
    36-215M goodsteel.........358 winchester + wildcats.......Post#2
    36-230D youngda9...........358 stainless Hawkeye........Post#31
    36-230F badgeredd........modified Lyman 358315.........Post#52
    36-240l jason f................................................. ....Post#147
    36-245S youngda9...........Saeco #352 clone..............Post#31
    36-250B MarkP...............XP100R........................ .......Post#47&135
    36-265B white eagle.......358 win...............................Poat#104
    36-270B MarkP...............Rem M SEVEN KS's ..............Post#47
    36-280B MarkP...............Rem 673 in 350 Rem Mag......Post#47
    37-095b badbob454.........Makarov......................... ..Post#135
    37-100J badbob454.........Makarov......................... ..Post#135
    37-280H history@mts.net...for 9.3x62.......................Post#123
    37-355H history@mts.net...for 9.3x57......................Post#123
    38-210R John Boy................9.5 x47R.......................Post#71
    38-270H jason f................................................. ...Post#147
    38-285D rhbrink............38-55 w/long throat..............Post#29
    38-300D Boolseye...........379300D........................ .....post#158
    38-315E NVScouter........for the 375 H&H..................post#126&127
    40-140C Member?..............400 Corbon......................Post#67
    40-145C MikeS..................400 Corbon.....................Post#112
    40-175C mktacop...............400 Corbon.....................Post#112
    40-195G fredj338...............????....................... .......Post#153
    41-190W JonB_in_Glencoe.....41Mag WC....................Post#38
    41-200Z kweidner....357PD and coated boolits.............Post#125&130
    41-210L TomAM..............Lever gun mold.....................Post#87
    41-330C Loudenboomer.....405 win High wall..............Post#28
    41-390P Nobade..................PTG 416 Taylor...............Post#60
    42-310B MarkP...............416 BACwildcat ...................Post#47
    42-330C Dutch4122........416 Russian Express...........Post#23
    42-345C Dutch4122.........416 Russian Express..........Post#23
    42-375C badgeredd............416 Russian.....................Post#52
    42-400B MarkP...............416 BACwildcat....................Post#47
    42-440B 338RemUltraMag...416 Rigby.........................Post#86
    43-165B longbow..............44 mag Marlin....................Post#68
    43-205JB enfieldphile..........TC .44 bevel base...............Post#134
    43-210B cajun shooter......44-40...............................Post#154
    43-225D Outpost75..........44 Special.........................Post#152
    43-215W stu1ritter........358 Winchester......................Post#141
    43-220C w30wcf..................44-40..........................Post#74
    43-230C TCFAN.............44Mag Marlin-low speed...........Post#32
    43-240L TomAM..............Lever gun mold.....................Post#87
    43-240W AKtinman...............44mag...................... ......Post#136
    43-240Z TomAM...............reversible pin bullet..............No Comment
    43-200Q Outpost75..........44-40 ..............................Post#152
    43-230G Outpost75..........44-40 ..............................Post#152
    43-260V youngda9.............629-4............................Post#31
    43-270WC GLL.............44 Special revolvers................Post#24
    43-280H phaessler..........Levergun???.................... .....Post#15
    43-310B texassako.........10.35 Italian Vetterli.............Post#27
    43-3199 John in PA.......10.4MM Italian Vetterli............ Post#82
    43-390W SquirrelHollow.....Boat Tail Wadcutter..............Post#149
    43-425M SquirrelHollow.....444 borerider.......................Post#149
    44-260B Heavy lead..............44 Magnum...................Post#43
    44-360L Dutch4122...............43 Mauser.....................Post#23
    45-170C rodwha...................Cap-N-Ball......................Post#73
    45-195C rodwha...................Cap-N-Ball......................Post#73
    45-225B RobS..............Revolver/lever/45ACP..............Post#96
    45-225E Deep Six.................45ACP/45Colt...................Post#36
    45-230L geargnasher...... Modified Lee 45ACP .............Post#44
    45-230LL bones37............Modified Lee 45ACP..............Post#72
    45-230T RobS..................45ACP....................... .......post#151
    45-230V RobS..................45ACP....................... .......post#151
    45-230X RobS.....................revolver/lever.................Post#96
    45-231E enfieldphile.........45 revolvers......................Post#138
    45-235R RobS.............Revolver/lever/45ACP...............Post#96
    45-240A Outpost75........45ACP revolver......................Post#5
    45-245D Outpost75.........45 Auto Rim........................Post#152
    45-260B w30wcf...............45 Colt rifle.......................Post#74
    45-260C Heavy lead.............45 Colt..........................Post#43
    45-260G geargnasher.......Universaly putrid..................Post#44
    45-265L TomAM..............Lever gun mold.....................Post#87
    45-280C ????..................454 casull...........................Post #85
    45-285C rodwha...................Cap-N-Ball......................Post#73
    45-295B tomme boy........45 Colt Handi Rifle................Post#13
    45-300B RobS.............Revolver/lever.........................Post#96
    45-300C Heavy lead............ 454 Casull......................Post#43
    45-310B RobS..........lever action tangent design..........Post#96
    45-310D RobS..............Experimental.................... ......Post#96
    45-340B RobS.............Revolver/lever.........................Post#96
    45-340l jason f................................................. .....Post#147
    45-345A RobS.............Revolver/lever.........................Post#96
    46-350V The Real Doc Holliday...copilot 45-70..............Post#78
    46-350V phaessler..........Levergun???.................... .....Post#15
    46-375B RobS................Marlin 45-70.........................Post#96
    46-375G RobS................Marlin 45-70.........................Post#96
    46-405K Bjornb..................1895Marlin................ ........No Comment
    46-405V The Real Doc Holliday...copilot 45-70..............Post#78
    46-405V devinp..............1895 Marlin 45-70.................post#145
    46-405M Jailer...................1895 SBL.........................Post#56
    46-420C white eagle.............45-70...........................Post#83
    46-430V The Real Doc Holliday...copilot 45-70..............Post#78
    46-525VG devinp..............1895 Marlin 45-70.................post#145
    46-540V The Real Doc Holliday...copilot 45-70..............Post#78
    46-550H history@mts.net...for .458 Winchester...........Post#123
    48-350K white eagle.............480 Ruger......................Post#83
    48-400T doubledown..............470 Turnbull.................Post#53
    50-440N Dutch4122.........500 S&WMag H&R Handi-Rifle.....Post#23+39
    50-725W Sharpeye....................BFR................... ......Post#115
    502-725W ????????.......................................... ..........Post#140
    51-320E 451whitworth..........1886 50-110 WCF...........Post#114
    51-450C Kansas Ed..........50-100-450.......................Post#137
    51-450D Kansas Ed..........50-100-450.......................Post#137
    51-700C McFred.................big honkin pig boolit..........Post#157
    51-700D doubledown.............500 Jeffery...................Post#53
    55-420M doubledown.............smoke pole...................Post#53
    73-770S white eagle.............12 gauge slug................Post#31
    Last edited by MBTcustom; 04-02-2015 at 03:36 PM.
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    This is one that Tom helped me design:
    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=36-215M-D.png
    It was designed to be a dual use mold between my 358Malcolm wildcat, and my first 358 Winchester.
    At the last minute, I got dazzled by one of his catalog designs and ordered that one instead (36-210A) so I never got a chance to try it, but Tom still put it in his catalog.
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    What do you say fellers? Step right up and take credit for that godawful gob of solidified galena!
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    I guess you are the only one to admit they designed one...
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    45-240A for .45 ACP revolver

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    Nice boolit outpost! Why did you do it just that way? How does it shoot?
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    I've thought about designing one, but can usually find a suitable mold in Tom's catalogue. Maybe I'll make one, just 'cause I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodsteel View Post
    Nice boolit outpost! Why did you do it just that way? How does it shoot?
    Wanted maximum crush for low velocity game load, which would also feed in a .45 Colt Cowboy rifle, but act on game like a wadcutter. It shoots very well at short ranges within 25 yards, my primary use for it. No problem shooting a ragged hole with 4.5 grains of Bullseye from my Ruger Blackhawk with .45 ACP cylinder or 7 grs. of Bullseye in .45 Colt brass, but meplat is too large to carry up at longer ranges. At 50 yards dispersion is nonlinear, groups open to over 6" and at 100 yards in a rifle, even when loaded hot with a compressed caseful of #2400 at 1300 fps you can do better with a 5 iron hitting driving range pickup balls...

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    Perfect! Thanks for sharing!
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    http://www.accuratemolds.com/img/bul.../31-180R-D.png I have a Remington 700 30-06 and a few model 700 308's which all share a similar long throat. Tom helped me design the 31-180R to fit and fill the throats of my rifles. It fits my 308's with the base of the gas check even with the bottom of the case neck and the nose/front driving band touching the throats in my rifles. It fits the '06 well also with the gas check up in the case neck a little of course. I've only had opportunity to do limited testing with this bullet so far but it appears to be working quite well.
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickinTN View Post
    http://www.accuratemolds.com/img/bul.../31-180R-D.png I have a Remington 700 30-06 and a few model 700 308's which all share a similar long throat. Tom helped me design the 31-180R to fit and fill the throats of my rifles. It fits my 308's with the base of the gas check even with the bottom of the case neck and the nose/front driving band touching the throats in my rifles. It fits the '06 well also with the gas check up in the case neck a little of course. I've only had opportunity to do limited testing with this bullet so far but it appears to be working quite well.
    Rick
    I saw that one on the site. That's one I was looking at and wondering why only one lube groove? Very unique design!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodsteel View Post
    I saw that one on the site. That's one I was looking at and wondering why only one lube groove? Very unique design!
    Thanks for sharing!
    It actually was based on another of Tom's molds which only had the single lube groove then modified for my rifles. Two of the goals in addition to fit were to keep the lube groove/grooves in the neck of the fairly short necked 308 case and to maximize bearing surface. The long throats of my rifles seem to be a blessing in the maximum bearing surface department and I think will prove to be an advantage in the bullet/bore alignment department as well.
    Rick

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    Here is my list that I had him design for me.

    1) 31-165A

    2) 31-205B

    3) 31-215B

    4) 45-295B

    #1 was for a 308 Win. that I had. This was my first mold I worked with Tom for me. It works very well! Ask Run5run. Thats who I sold it to. I think he has it going 2400 fps now. I sold the barrel that this was made for that was why I got rid of it.

    #2 was made for a M39 Finn that had a very worn throat. This shot really great in it. I could hold 2 MOA with it at 100 yds. Run also bought this one.

    #3 was made for a slightly used Original 91/30 Sniper rifle. It works very well in that one and 2 other Mosins and a M1917 303 Brit.

    #4 I designed but never ordered. It was going to made for a 45 Colt Handi Rifle.

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    Y'all gettin the idea?
    This is going to be a huge help in finding the right mold for your application.
    All I ask is that you give an honest opinion of how it worked. The mold that I bought (36-210A) didn't work very well in any rifle I tried it in. but I didn't design it, I just bought it.
    I'm hoping this thread will be a kind of buyers/designers guide.
    Keep it up fellers!
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    Did two with Tom so far. Used TMT cast bullet design to draw/figure them up.
    43-280H http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=43-280H-D.png
    46-400C http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=46-400C-D.png

    As big a meplat as I could get to still feed in a levergun, but they definitely hit like a freight train. They work no doubt and the 43-280H also does double duty in my Redhawk/Marlin 1894. .44Rem Mag
    My 1895CB . 45-70GOVT handles the 46-400C well, did do a little carrier work, but very solid in function.

    Wouldn't change a thing.

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    Great thread goodsteel. Nice to see why others do what they did too.

    Pete
    Last edited by phaessler; 02-07-2014 at 09:18 PM.

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    I can lay claim to the design of one mold on that site...

    31-235B

    I wanted one for 300BLK that went full length of the magazine. Found a good start in his catalog, but I also prefer the more graceful line of a longer curve on the ogive. So I stretched and modified an existing design and came up with that one. Kinda flattering that others have taken my shape from the front driving band forward and modified the back end to make it their own. Most obvious design change was making a PB instead of my GC design. I wanted the GC so I can have the option of higher speed from an '06....

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    31-165C for powder coating in 308W. 165A works great in the AR carbine (yes, 2400+, still testing in the 24" upper) & Marlin 30/30, haven't gotten this 1 yet to test. GC design, smaller nose, LG is for collecting lead from the long bore ride section. Wider rear band for sans GC in the 30/30 (1400+ so far with the A version). He did a 125 BB 9mm for PC, with a shallow LG but don't think he cat'd it. Works great, bout 1" @ 7 in XDs.
    Last edited by popper; 02-06-2014 at 04:54 PM.
    Whatever!

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    I had Tom clone the Lyman 338320, it's listed as 34-201L-----does what I expected it to do in my Winchester 338 Magnum M-70 Classic. Was looking for a reduced velocity load that wouldn't pound the shooter, but still adequate for hunting whitetails. Just need to harvest a deer with it one of these days. I wanted brass and didn't want to wait in excess of one year.

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    Last edited by winelover; 02-07-2014 at 09:21 AM.

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    Me and Tom Designed 36-160Q

    So far i have shot my best 25 yard group using it (top right target in groups fired). I was compairing soft 16/1 vs. hard linotype alloy using Tin Star powder, LBT Soft Blue lube and CCI standard small pistol primers.

    In theory a nose heavy bullet will stabilize better at longer ranges. Which is one of the reasons for no crimp groove.

    Gun: S&W 686 6" barrel 357 Magnum with 2 power scope
    Last edited by detox; 02-06-2014 at 05:19 PM.

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    Good stuff fellers! Keep em coming!
    Feel free to say as much as you want about what gun they were designed for, or what special conditions you were trying to overcome.
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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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