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    What I loaded today( Hint) Mihec Round nose hex .45 ACP

    Went to the bench and loaded a few 200gr. hex round nose with 231 . anybody else play with these? Click image for larger version. 

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    You know..... it seems like I was in that Group Buy..... I'll have to go look! Those look good. I hope I got that one somewhere here!
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    I have that one. Always order the penta pins w/ his molds if he offers them. I have a lot of them but the hollow point pins aren't installed in the blocks in any of them. The novelty wore off quickly.

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    What is your Pb blend...how fast do you shoot them...have you tested them & what method did you use?
    Got any pictures of your test rounds?

    I really like to see post on HP's regardless of mold mfgr. . . . these cast look great too.
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    Os ok

    These are the first batch that I cast , after 30 days came out at 10 Bri. on my cabintree tester. used WW with a little tin (pewter) sized .452 Star sizer, Lbt Blue .5.8 Win 231. I am going to powder coat some when it gets warmer here. will post results when I shoot them.Click image for larger version. 

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    L-SWC's @ 200g. feed my 1911 & .45 SAA Colts, I have other molds but these casts are weight economical and easy on the Pb stash so they have become my old standbys.
    Remember to post some pictures of how the HP's you did test out, it's easy to dial that Pb blend in.
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    That was my favorite .45 ACP bullet until I got this mold and found out my Gold Cup would feed them.

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    My favorite .45 HP . . . it has to be, it's the only one I have!

    An old Lyman interpretation of the Keith SWC-HP...ain't that scary to look at but...like I said earlier, it's easy to tune that Pb blend.

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    Don USSR, I got the same mold as you for the 45 AR and it feeds in all of my 45 autos and mushrooms flat and uniformly. Love it. I even cast the solid nose for my 45's. It even expands well out of my Bond Arms 2 1/2" derringer in 45 acp. What a monster it is for anything I will be shooting it at.
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    hicard,

    Yeah, kind of hard not to like a bullet that works well in both revolvers and bottom feeders.

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    I've shot countless 1000's of these bullets in my 45acp's. Their my go-to plinking bullet.

    I use a 50/50 alloy (around 8bhn) of range scrap/pure lead. Anything over 800fps and these things flatten out.
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    While I never tried to find an extremely accurate load with these bullets it's hard not to find a load that isn't good enough for steel or dueling trees, bowling pins & paper. I do try to keep the plinking loads in the 850fps/900fps range and the p+ loads in the 1050fps range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USSR View Post
    That was my favorite .45 ACP bullet until I got this mold and found out my Gold Cup would feed them.

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    Good grief, what mold is that? I feel a mold purchase coming on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric88 View Post
    Good grief, what mold is that? I feel a mold purchase coming on...
    Yeah, that was my first impression. Mihec still has a couple left: https://mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/hollow-points-molds/mp-454-423-hp-pb-2cav

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    That 200gr hex is my carry boolit - and have shot many hundreds of them, pushing a thousand, no, now over a thousand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USSR View Post
    Yeah, that was my first impression. Mihec still has a couple left: https://mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/hollow-points-molds/mp-454-423-hp-pb-2cav

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    When you seat that bad boy, does the top lube groove show at all?

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    No. You seat them in .45 ACP so that only a finger nail's thickness of the front band shows above the case mouth.

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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"
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