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    NOE / Ranch dog alternative

    Just wondering who makes an alternative/equivalent to NOE's Ranch dog C311 165Gr. RF RG2 cavity GC (RD).

    I have emailed NOE and have got no response. Does not look like they have made them in a while.
    Preferably aluminum or steel.

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    Accurate, anyway you want it

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    Accurate does not make hollowpoint molds. Sign up for an inventory run on the mold you want on the NOE forum.
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    Ranch Dog did not design that bullet with a hollow-point. Michael realizes that a decent meplat is all you need, which has been proven. If you don't want a real Ranch Dog 165 grain 30-30, then wait for the contraption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmort View Post
    Ranch Dog did not design that bullet with a hollow-point. Michael realizes that a decent meplat is all you need, which has been proven. If you don't want a real Ranch Dog 165 grain 30-30, then wait for the contraption.
    I'm buying for looks, not function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retumbo View Post
    I'm buying for looks, not function.
    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that when it comes to bullet design. Guns, cars and a bunch of other stuff.....you bet.

    You can always buy one from Accurate and hollowpoint it w/ the Forster tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon813gt View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that when it comes to bullet design. Guns, cars and a bunch of other stuff.....you bet.

    You can always buy one from Accurate and hollowpoint it w/ the Forster tool.
    Already have half a dozen other .30 molds which cast bullets that perform their assigned duties most admirably. Just looking for something more exotic.

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    I am not sure what exotic means in this context. Shoot, kill, Dead.
    Too bad the Ranch Dog is not "exotic". It just kills things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retumbo View Post
    I'm buying for looks, not function.
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    You could always send one off to Erik at http://www.hollowpointmold.com/
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    This will give you 159grs with FP and 151grs with HP, its a GC 308 Hunting (312-159 GC HP/FP) from MP-Molds, so you can have both worlds. Very accurate in 308 and 300BO.
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    I have this mold ^^^
    Good for .308
    30-30 = Ranch Dog 165

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    I have that MP mold as well .. its been excellent in 300 blackout, 30 Herrett and 308
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retumbo View Post
    I'm buying for looks, not function.
    You could just buy the tumble lube version then.
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    You could just buy the tumble lube version then.
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    Interesting loading got BO.
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    you need to clean your mold before you damage it. Put some Bullplate on the lead scabs, wait a few minutes and scrape off with a chop stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retumbo View Post
    Just wondering who makes an alternative/equivalent to NOE's Ranch dog C311 165Gr. RF RG2 cavity GC (RD).

    I have emailed NOE and have got no response. Does not look like they have made them in a while.
    Preferably aluminum or steel.
    I would call Al, the number is at the bottom of his website.
    I see he has Zero stock of any C311 Ranch Dog molds, that's a popular one, I'm sure if he is asked he'll make time to squeeze it in a batch.

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    If you want the GC version:
    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...31-165RG-D.png

    If you want the PB version:
    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=31-165R-D.png

    I use the PB version because I make my own PB gas checks. Haven't tested any yet because it has been too warm here in recent weeks, hurricanes, and now cross country meets. I have a set with regular lube and another set with powder coating ready to go for two different Winchester 1894s.

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    Those would be great if they were offered with a hollowpoint option.

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