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    Lee 32 Wadcutter mold

    Would anyone here be interested in going in on a group buy on Lee's 32 Wadcutter 6 cavity mold that they discontinued for some insane reason?

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    I've got a target pistol that requires wadcutters. I've been looking for the discontinued Lee mold for a while. I am tempted to use Accurate and have a mold made for me. That said, I don't need the mold right away and could wait a bit for a group buy to develop.

    Has a group buy ever been run on a .32 wadcutter through Lee before? Might be able to save a few dollars on the set up fee if it is a design that they already have.
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    I might be interested. Just getting in to 32 Caliber handguns and have been looking for a wadcutter mold..I don't find any thing on the 32 Lee wadcutter in my older Lee catalogs. How long ago did they discontinue it?

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    Lee doesn't do that any more..that's why Ranchdog went out of business...they are too big for their britches

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    I would. Prefer NOE to Lee. I cannot see a reason to patronize Lee when Swede makes a better mould more likely to be dimensionally correct.

    Said by a guy who has participated in a number of Lee group buys.

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    LEE kind of worked their way out of the group buy thing by taking so long to cut the molds most guy's didn't even own the guns any more when the molds got there.
    it didn't help when they got the dimensions wrong either.

    I'd also talk to outpost 75 about a 32 cal. mold before I had one cut, he would be a big help.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Quote Originally Posted by runfiverun View Post
    LEE kind of worked their way out of the group buy thing by taking so long to cut the molds most guy's didn't even own the guns any more when the molds got there.
    it didn't help when they got the dimensions wrong either.

    I'd also talk to outpost 75 about a 32 cal. mold before I had one cut, he would be a big help.
    To be honest,i dont care who cuts the mold,As long as its a copy of the lee tumble lube wadcutter.

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    M.A.D. does this one from Accurate Molds look any thing like the Lee.I am thinking about ordering it.

    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=31-100A-D.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCFAN View Post
    M.A.D. does this one from Accurate Molds look any thing like the Lee.I am thinking about ordering it.

    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=31-100A-D.png
    This is the Lee 32 98 grain Tumble lube wadcutter... Its really designed for guys shooting Olympic style Match pistols in 32S&W Long, seat the bullet with a roll crimp over the top lip of the bullet . Its shoots well in everything from Walther GSP's to Moroni, Hammerli, etc


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    NOE catalogs 32 wadcutter moulds , two , three and four cavity moulds are all in stock at the store. Just in case anyone needs one.
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    You'd be hard pressed to beat the Mihec 32 cal hbwc mold in the active group by section of this website. They flat out shoot.

    Nothing like taking a $2000 pistol and buying a lee mold to cast bullets to feed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest r View Post
    You'd be hard pressed to beat the Mihec 32 cal hbwc mold in the active group by section of this website. They flat out shoot.

    Nothing like taking a $2000 pistol and buying a lee mold to cast bullets to feed it.
    You got that right partner, not the place to skimp.

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    Ive had some pretty good success with their tumble lube molds... Either way, I'm talking to Arsenal molds to make a run of molds. Ive heard good things about the work they do there..
    And i cant complain, $80 for a 5 cavity mold made to my specs.

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    Let us know how your project proceeds. Arsenal Molds are on par with the other custom makers, I have one and it's quite good.


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    I still like that swaged WC you make Forrest r
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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