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Thread: Did you design that Accurate Mold?

  1. #181
    didn't design one, but am having Tom make me a 32-175M without the lube groove, and with a plain base for powder coated boolits in the 8mm mauser!
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    Here's the second bullet I designed and had Accurate Molds make, the 460-435H, made to fit my Uberti 1885 High Wall in 45-70, loaded with BP.

    I didn't put a crimp groove in so that anybody else who might want to use it but had a different amount of leade could. There's lots of lube carried on this bullet and the front and rear diving bands are nice and stout. Also, I decided on a 0.01" step making this one a bore-rider nose so any sizing that's done won't affect the seating distance like it could if a mold where the as-cast diameter on a non-stepped bullet could if the mold varies a lot in temperature while casting.

    Since I plan on using this as a hunting bullet out to a couple hundred yards, I put a nice wide meplat on it so it'd hit game like a freight train.

    I have a ~500 grain bullet of similar design waiting in the wings, but I want to play with this design first before I decide whether to pull the trigger on it.

    My mold arrived over the weekend, which was a lot quicker than the estimated 4 week turnaround time currently posted on the Accurate Molds website, and, of course, it's beautifully machined.


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    A few years back I designed the 36-170T from a previous design I had seen on the site, Tom made it and it was awesome as always, Since that time I have been thinking of things I wish I had done with that mold, last week I sold the original to a friend and redesigned the 36-170T into the new 36-170D, which has a .28 meplat instead of the original .27, and I added double, standard crimp grooves, for loading 357 mag loads in 38 spl brass. Can't wait to get it!
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    The .357 Magnum......
    1935
    Major Douglas Wesson, using factory loads, which were a 158 gr. soft lead bullet, traveling 1515 fps, from an 8 3/4" barreled S&W, producing 812 ft. lbs of muzzle energy.
    Antelope - 200 yards (2 shots)
    Elk - 130 yards (1 shot)
    Moose - 100 yards (1 shot)
    Grizzly Bear - 135 yards (1 shot).

    It kind of makes one wonder, why today, it will bounce off anything bigger than a rabbit

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    I had a 440gr pb I designed on Mountainmolds, made a few tweaks turning it to a WLN gc 435gr which I presented to Tom who made some final touches (much appreciated) and added to the catalog. I also made a 325gr trailboss/unique "plinker"

    I am really pleased with the quality, a 3 cavity aluminum mold with 2x 325gr and 1x 435gr
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  5. #185
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    I had this one drawn up and put into catalog.
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    It is a great hard hitter for 10mm and I run it in a Rock Island 1911.

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    mine is the 35-145M.based on the hornady 147XTP with some mods added. it drops right at .358 ,and every cavities displays the same weight,diameter, lenght ; it is like Tom got it 100% perfect on each cavities ; it shoot very,very flat and accurate inside 40 meters, which is the fartest i've shot it. it does 1-2 moa very easy at typical USPSA distance,and i can keep it on the edge of 1 moa at 15yard if i really do my part with my G34 as well as with my G17.
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    i love this mold,which is my first design.



    i also designed the 40-180 Y...which is a zero 180 FP copycat.have yet to use it as i'm quite busy right now.

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    Got the 36-170D from Tom a few days ago, as always it is a masterpiece! And IMHO it is the ultimate boolet for my hunting conditions and the variety of 357's that I own. From S&W 38-44 HD's to carbines by Rossi and Marlin, and a few other beloved 357 revolvers somewhere in between. One of the awesome things about this design, is that it is exactly the same length from top crimp groove to base as the famed 358429, and weight is the same also (170gr with COWW), making 358429 loads interchangable, and we all know there is more load info on the 358429 available than there are teeth in a Osmond. Making recipes mighty easy to figure out for most powders made today as well as some that are no longer made. The 36-170D is a keeper and will be replacing all my other 38/357 molds, as I can't see a reason to use any others, when this one fills every niche I needed filled, and all that will pop up in the future. A note of thanks to Tom at Accurate Molds for the lightning fast turnaround time, and his usual awesome craftsmanship! And to whoever designed the 36-240B, that is the one that gave me the inspiration in the first place for my 36-170T.
    Safe and Happy Shooting!!!
    MagLvr
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    The .357 Magnum......
    1935
    Major Douglas Wesson, using factory loads, which were a 158 gr. soft lead bullet, traveling 1515 fps, from an 8 3/4" barreled S&W, producing 812 ft. lbs of muzzle energy.
    Antelope - 200 yards (2 shots)
    Elk - 130 yards (1 shot)
    Moose - 100 yards (1 shot)
    Grizzly Bear - 135 yards (1 shot).

    It kind of makes one wonder, why today, it will bounce off anything bigger than a rabbit

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    Tom was nice enough to help me finish these two. 502gr 45-70 and 265gr for the 1895 and Rowland.
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    Here are some updates from me:

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    These all for .32 ACP and .32 S&W Long with 3 grains of AutoComp

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ID:	257092 for .380 ACP Original Ruger LCP Beretta 1934 and SIG P230 with 2.5 grains Bullseye

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ID:	257093 for 9x19mm REVOLVER, S&W 940, Ruger SP101, etc. with 3.5 grains Bullseye

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ID:	257098 for .38 S&W, .380-200 S&W Model 32, S&W Victory, Ruger India Model Service Six with 2.5 grains Bullseye

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ID:	257099 for .38-40 and .40 S&W Revolver with 5 grains of Bullseye

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    For 10mm REVOLVER

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ID:	257103 Keith style for .44-40 revolver and also feeds in lever action cowboy rifles, use 6 grains of Bullseye in original Colt Frontier Six Shooter and Winchester 1873.

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    45-230Z. Wanted a PC design with decent meplat that would feed reliably in my Springfield xds, xdm, Glock 41 and fit my Ruger Bisley as well. I pretty much quit shooting shorty after Tom made it for me. It did feed well in my pistols. My shooting skills have deteriorated significantly so l cannot comment on the accuracy. I used plumbers lead with 2% tin and added a pb gas check to some, powder coated and then severely hollow pointed with a straight cone cavity. It reduced the weight to 207 grains. Then l filled some stick hot glue and others with a softer booger glue. I fired one of each into new phone books simply because phone books are tough on hollow points causing many failures. The one filled with hot glue stick expanded well, hot loaded out of my xds. The softer glue expanded to over an inch, but shed peddles. Shallow penetration with an impressive hole. That is all l can report. I hope to give up women soon and return to the less expensive and safer pastime of boolit casting and shooting.

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    I designed the 36-140HG. I wanted to closely replicate the profile of the Hornady XTP. I use this for IHMSA 100 yard matches on the half scale targets. My goal was a small meplat and no shoulder as with a SWC. My desire was long range accuracy, not performance on game animals. I wanted to use a light load because with a 357 mag, not much horsepower is needed to topple the half scale targets. I considered a lighter bullet weight but I decided that I could achieve better load consistency at lighter powder levels if the bullet were heavier. I felt 158 was too heavy so I opted for 140 grains as a compromise. Tom hit the weight exactly and this bullet has proved to be very accurate in my DW 15-2VH8 with light loads of Unique.

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    I adapted an existing design to make this one by lengthening the drive bands and adding 10 grains. I had mine cut with negative nose tolerance so it would definitely chamber in my short throated 300 Blackout.

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    I modified this one from 240AT. I made it for my new model marlin 1894 44 mag. I was unhappy that most molds have a very short nose then the rest of the lead taking up powder space, or a lot of nose for something like filling a ruger cylinder. so I made test rounds and made this shape to give a bit of clearance on nose length and meplat width for feeding. seating depth in the case and weight are very similar to keith bullets so easy data and easy to get velocity. some say older models cant feed as long so I cant guarantee function in all guns. I got it to use PC'd or tumble lube as backup. it might be better if ordered with a gas check, cant say. but this is pretty much ideal shape and efficiency of mass distribution for a marlin that will feed it.

    and great idea of a thread

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    The ENEMY is listening.
    HE wants to know what YOU know.
    Keep it to yourself.
    Outpost, with all those Accurate molds - every Anti in the US has to know what's in your safes
    Regards
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Outpost, with all those Accurate molds - every Anti in the US has to know what's in your safes
    I'm sure Big Brother has the name, rate and horsepower of everybody on this site or whoever ordered from Midway or Cabelas too and knows every gun you ever filled out a 4473 for.
    The ENEMY is listening.
    HE wants to know what YOU know.
    Keep it to yourself.

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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