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View Poll Results: What were the first mold(s) you used and how did you acquire it/them?

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  • Lee molds, purchased.

    205 47.45%
  • Lee molds, given, borrowed.

    17 3.94%
  • Other brand mold, purchased.

    166 38.43%
  • Other brand mold, given, borrowed.

    44 10.19%
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Thread: Quick poll on first molds.

  1. #181
    Boolit Man
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    I got my casting start years ago, when a friend lent me his Lyman 452374 double, and his Lee 10lb pot.
    I just bought my own 452374 tonight, used.
    Most of my molds are Lee though.
    if it doesn't fit, don't force it. Get a BIGGER HAMMER!

  2. #182
    Boolit Master
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    My first mould was a Ranch Dog RD311-165-RF.

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    US Govt mantra. if it's moving tax it, if it's still moving regulate it, if it stops moving subsidize it

  3. #183
    Boolit Master
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    My Dad gave me a LYMAN #358495 2cav about a week after I got out of the Service in 1975. I had aquired an old COLT COMMANDO while on the east coast. He gave me a LYMAN #452460 1cav three months later when I got my first .45 Auto. I got the handles too.

    My DAD would have never owned a LEE mold. Although he bought 3 used LEE 44cal 2cav molds at a gun show. FOR ME to cast bullets for COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING with our COLT SAA's in .44SPL.
    He passed less than a month later. June 1988.
    Last edited by Walks; 06-23-2018 at 10:41 PM.
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

  4. #184
    I was "forced" in 1976 to obtain a Lyman 311316. My father gave me a Stevens .32-20 and one box of ammo. Then, it was up to me to procure any more rounds. I doggedly assembled reloading gear with teen job money, but you know right then no manufacturers offered jacketed .311-.312 pistol sized bullets! I was stuck, until I learned of casting and bought that mold. I still have it. Lyman ceased its production.

  5. #185
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    Lyman 357446. That was in '73 and Lee didn't make moulds back then.

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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