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    Svarog Russian slug molds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vettepilot View Post
    Nice looking casts. But this is showing the wad seated to what we call "the second click". This is easily done and I have no problem seating my own to this level.

    Look at the slug on the left. See that pocket/ledge in the very bottom? Now look carefully at the wad. It has a corresponding protrusion that should fit into that pocket. But when you seat the slug deep enough for this to mate, the slug cracks.

    Look at the pictures of mine. The wads are fully seated with no gap at the bottom such as yours has.

    Would you do me a favor and seat a couple of yours all the way deep like mine, and tell me if they crack too??

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    My mold is the first generation. You have the second design. I seat my all the wad down. They donít crack.

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    I bought my mold direct from Russia two years ago.

    I didn't know there had been mold changes/versions. Can you elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettepilot View Post
    I bought my mold direct from Russia two years ago.

    I didn't know there had been mold changes/versions. Can you elaborate?

    Thanks!
    Vettepilot
    Thereís two major Russian mold companies: Svarog and AS-Bullet Molds.

    I believe Svarog (youíll have to check on their website), had a couple changes to their molds: the Sverboy and the Italian (fire hydrant) slugs.


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    Yeah. I've been dealing with Svarog only. It's my understanding that the only mold changed had been the Paradox, but who knows.

    I'm getting some new core pins to experment with changing how they cast that step at the bottom of the slug. That step currently casts at over .014" SMALLER DIAMETER than the corresponding step that mates with it on the wad. That's far too much of an interference fit, even for lead and plastic.

    So, I'll go to work with the core pins once they arrive, and let you know how it goes.

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    Today shot some SVAROG 108-grain wasp-waisted slugs sent to me by GPIdaho.

    These were loaded in .38-40 brass with no wads and shot in my H&R cylinder bore .410 Garden Gun at 25 yards. I will try again in .410 brass to see if reducing the "jump" helps, but .425 round balls similarly loaded in .44-40 cases group much better than this.

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    I think the only changes was to nose of the hydrant slugs. Everyone at first had to grind off part of the nose to get a good roll crimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomme boy View Post
    I think the only changes was to nose of the hydrant slugs. Everyone at first had to grind off part of the nose to get a good roll crimp
    That and they went to smaller driving bands.


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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