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    Boolit Mold
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    Looking for Unobtanium

    Newbie to the forum, here. If I'm violating any protocols, my apologies in advance.

    I recently came into possession of a beautiful T/C Hawken .54 Plains rifle only to be made rudely aware that mold blocks for the maxi-ball in any weight, especially the 430 gr. which is what I'd prefer, are almost non-existent.

    I'm looking for a .54 maxi-ball mold, preferably the T/C 430 gr. Yeah, I know, me and 17,000 other guys.

    If any one has one they'd be willing to sell, or has something similar, please let me know. If you know of a source, also please let me know.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Mac44Mag

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    mac44mag, there may not be a whole lot of t/c brand molds for sale, but there are a few mold makers that can make you what you want. I have 3 maxi-ball molds, one of them i got from a fellow forum member here. they do exist, buy you must be jonny on the spot with a I WILL TAKE IT reply at the ready.

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    Maybe here?

    https://www.trackofthewolf.com/list/Item.aspx/1201/1

    *EDIT*

    I see I hastily posted a link seeing the .32 cal Maxi mold. It seems the only one they offer.

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    Accurate Molds can easily make most anything you'd want. I've had Tom make me 3 different cap n ball pistol bullet designs.

    http://accuratemolds.com/

    They currently have this one listed as well:

    http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_deta...=54-460M-D.png

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    Welcome to the forum. If anybody can find you a mould it will be here! Don't shoot muzzy's myself but people here are the most knowledgeable you will find. I don't post alot because I can find a bunch of info in the archives to solve most questions I have. Your post looked great to me and will likely get you a answer in short order. Disclaimer, this sight may cause late night browsing and loss of time syndrome.

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    Haven't used it in .54, but have a whole lot in .50. You want a design that loads easy, is accurate and hits hard, this is what you want.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...-plains-bullet

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    Can't add any more other than welcome to the forum!

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    If you haven't got one yet I may be able to help. My son rebarreled from 54 to 50 cal and may still have the mold. Send me a pm if interested.

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    X2 on the lyman slug, shoots great in my .54 TC Hawken barrel, I use a veg fiber wad underneath it, very, very accurate.

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    Welcome aboard. A few sources:

    As already mentioned, Accurate Molds, also NOE Molds. Two fine sources for what you want.

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    Dont be afraid to try a 530 ball and some ticking, nope it wont work with 120 grains of wompum stompum but 70 grains of ffg and a 530 ball will shoot through a deer and not make your sholder sore or crack your stock where the bolt goes through.
    Most shooting is punching holes in paper or knocking a can over. Not much lead or powder required
    BTW welcome to the forum
    Don't buy nuthing you can't take home

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    TC 54 cal Maxi-ball
    I keep seeing them on ebay.
    Chill Wills

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    I may have one. I'll check and let you know.
    "Experience is a series of non-fatal mistakes"


    Disarming is a mistake free people only get to make once...

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    Sorry, I don't have one, either.

    Good luck in your search.
    "Experience is a series of non-fatal mistakes"


    Disarming is a mistake free people only get to make once...

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    could always get a sabot to shoot 50 cal bullets in it.

    NOE may have a mould your looking for.
    vmthtr@charter.net is NOT my paypal addy

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    Watch eBay.I have seen a number of TC molds sold there over the last couple of years.

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    Mac,I bought a box of moulds a while ago and have 2 54 T/C maxis. One is black alum. w blued sprue cutter, looks unused w small rust on cutter. .54 cal on sprue cutter and 789 on blocks Don't know weight as labels on box are illegible. Bullet length .090. $32 ppd. Another, gold, 54 M and 1467 on blocks. Someone has added a washer to sprue cutter and cutter does not lie flat on blocks. Bullet in it may need to be melted out. $17 ppd. Regards, Jaeger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRT Farmer View Post
    Dont be afraid to try a 530 ball and some ticking, nope it wont work with 120 grains of wompum stompum but 70 grains of ffg and a 530 ball will shoot through a deer and not make your sholder sore or crack your stock where the bolt goes through.
    Most shooting is punching holes in paper or knocking a can over. Not much lead or powder required
    BTW welcome to the forum
    Which is exactly why I gave my Maxi mold away years ago . Round ball usually shoots better anyway .
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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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