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Thread: Got New Mihec Devastator Mould today

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    I had to run my lee pot a little hotter than normal for this mold also. Once you get it up to the right temp, that mold starts to rain boolits.
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    I am going to cast with the small pins with a plan to use them on deer.
    What alloy would you guys suggest. I have been using 50/50 plus 2% with my 429421. Running them at 1300fps only gives a slight expansion.
    I have a lot of pure lead and around 10 pounds of pewter ingots.
    What about 16-1 at the same velocity?

    BTW the Keith bullets kills them but one of my hunting spots is a small piece of ground next to another property that is a huge ticket. With the 429421 they have a tendency to cross onto the other property and into the ticket before expiring. They also will travel several yards before bleeding.
    I am hoping this bullet will solve this issue.
    Last edited by White Oak; 07-10-2018 at 10:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Oak View Post
    I am going to cast with the small pins with a plan to use them on deer.
    What alloy would you guys suggest. I have been using 50/50 plus 2% with my 429421. Running them at 1300fps only gives a slight expansion.
    I have a lot of pure lead and around 10 pounds of pewter ingots.
    What about 16-1 at the same velocity?

    BTW the Keith bullets kills them but one of my hunting spots is a small piece of ground next to another property that is a huge ticket. With the 429421 they have a tendency to cross onto the other property and into the ticket before expiring. They also will travel several yards before bleeding.
    I am hoping this bullet will solve this issue.
    no magic bullet shot placement is everything your 50/50 + 2% is what i use and has worked for me in the past
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    I casted up about 15 lbs worth two weeks ago using 90-5-5. It was set up wit large pins and they averaged 248. This is a 434-640 gc mold. Looks like the same pin as my 477-640 mold, BIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUCKYDAWG13 View Post
    no magic bullet shot placement is everything your 50/50 + 2% is what i use and has worked for me in the past
    Thanks for the info.
    Having killed a fair amount of deer in the last 30 years, I do agree with shot placement being the most important. I have taken deer with a bow that never went out of sight, then Shoot the next one in the same exact spot and they run a 100 yards.
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    Heat cycle them molds about 20 times then they really start making nice bullets. I have a can of Felpro moly spray lube from a job I worked about 20 some years ago. I spray the pins with. It makes the bullets just fall right off from the first cast. Once the mold is completely broken in and has a good patina on it the moly is not needed anymore on the pins.

    Just be very careful of not running a very tin rich alloy and these will last a very long time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tradbear55 View Post
    I had to run my lee pot a little hotter than normal for this mold also. Once you get it up to the right temp, that mold starts to rain boolits.
    But you cant stop once you get it there...I learned that the hard way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejay75 View Post
    But you cant stop once you get it there...I learned that the hard way.
    I cast enough to load a 100 round box and wound up with 800. LOL
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    Shuz: no L on mine. Still too hot to do much of anything in the shop.

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