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Thread: I want to try a mold made of something other than aluminum...so, iron or brass?

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    Boolit Master
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    I find 4 cavity brass too heavy. I like brass molds as I have several but limit them to 2 cavity. I only purchase iron or steel molds nowadays when they are vintage Lyman, RCBS, or my favorite iron mold, Saeco. If I need a 4 cavity mold, aluminum gets the nod. They all cast different depending on material, size of block, number of cavities and size of bullet. All will produce excellent bullets. I do preheat on a hot plate and usually keep the first bullet cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    I coat the inside and out, all parts with Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant, it does not have to be removed , it acts as a release agent, it protects them from rust. And does not contaminate the cavities.
    Gary
    which one is it? i need to try it. the '''don't have to wipe it before use''' is interesting to me haha





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    Be aware that these type of products will prevent coatings from bonding to the bullets.
    HITEK coating will fail to stick. Most of these contain Silicone, and therein lies the problem.
    Hooroo.
    Regards, Trevor.
    Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausglock View Post
    Be aware that these type of products will prevent coatings from bonding to the bullets.
    HITEK coating will fail to stick. Most of these contain Silicone, and therein lies the problem.
    i hadn't thought of that!!thanks for the reminder.

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    my molds are made out of a 5 billion year old meteorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozeppa View Post
    my molds are made out of a 5 billion year old meteorite.
    Really?

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    I like Aluminum, brass and iron, in that order. Yes aluminum is softer than the other two but it doesn't rust and is lighter. Brass holds heat better than aluminum, just like iron does but doesn't rust, it is however heavy. Iron casts very well but requires the most upkeep and is heavy.

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