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Thread: Reprocessing 358156

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    Reprocessing 358156

    Just as an example, there's a gazillion #358156 double cavity molds out there.
    And some of them cast a little small or have the cavities a little out of round, slightly offset...

    So, is there anyone out there that could set up to redo something like 358156's into something else?
    Is such a thing as mold recuts feasible as an organized group buy?
    I suppose settling on one design would be needed.

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    It pretty much depends upon what you want .
    Me, I'm pretty happy with the 358156 just as it is, but 4 or 6 cavities would be nice, in aluminum.
    Me, seeking only one mould to fit one revolver, for rest of this life.
    To my mind :
    358156, to cast .358 at the base, then at the two crimp groves .356, ( or however Lyman cuts the front end it to fit a smith Wesson chamber throat).
    Then, a plain base.
    Weight at about 150 grains.
    To my mind, a perfect bullet.
    4.5 grains of bullseye in a model 10 heavy barrel, giving about 950 fps.

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