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Thread: 6 cav. 9mm mold choice

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    Boolit Buddy 43PU's Avatar
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    The lee 120-tc over 3.8 grn of bullseye is what all of my pistols and rifles get fed... PC with harbor freight red sized to .358

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    Boolit Buddy oldhenry's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papercidal View Post
    There is a active group buy for this one.


    It is a lighter version of my favorite 9mm bullet (same profile shorter bearing surface) and is available with or without lube grooves. The 8 cavity is great but the Lee type sprue plate alone is worth the cost of admission (I hate smacking sprue plates with a mallet and will be getting rid of the rest of my molds that are missing the handle)
    Thanks for the heads-up. I put my name on the list for the 8 cav. PB aluminum one. If I'm not too late, my problem is solved.


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    For a 9mm Powder Coating boolit I tried the Lee 125 2R and found that the boolit needed to be seated deep to stop the boolit from jamming into the rifling in my short throated gun chambers. I found that the Lee 125 TL round nose boolit was perfect as it has a reduced nose diameter just ahead of the front driving band that when PC's allowed enough diameter reduction for it not to need to be seated deep to clear. I know that the 9mm luger is somewhat powder space sensitive and pressures can go up a lot if powder space is reduced. PCing this boolit will increase the diameter of the driving bands plenty so I can size it to larger diameters that some guns need. I like the Lee six cavity molds, I can make a pile of boolits in no time.
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    Boolit Buddy glockfan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhenry View Post
    In a few days I'll be 79. I'm in good health, but I'm beginning to have some arthritic symptoms (hands) & I'm recovering from tendonitis (R. hand). Casting with my Lyman & SAECO 4 cav. molds isn't fun anymore (I tend to cast hard & heavy for 4 or 5 hours at a time).

    The 5 & 6 cavity AL molds are easy for me to handle.

    I want to get a new 9mm mold. These will be for practice only: I'll carry Speer 124 gr. Gold Dots.

    I do not own a MP mold & hear good things about them. They only show 2 different 9mm 6 cav. aluminum molds: MP 359 140 PB & MP 359 147 BB. These are a little bit heavier than I'd like (I prefer 125-130 gr.), but the shape (especially the 140) looks just like the Speer 124gr. Gold Dot.

    Does anyone have any experience with either of these?

    The 147 is available now & I'd have to wait on the 140. They both have the Lee type sprue plate lever (which I like).

    An alternative is the Arsenal 359-130RF. It looks just like the MP 359 140 PB. I have 4 other Arsenal molds & they're working just fine for me. Of course the Arsenal would be a 5 cav..

    Any input is appreciated.

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    i've copied the hornady 147 XTP and asked tom from accurate mold to cut me a mould holding on the hornady xtp specs. result is a very accurate round,very happy with it ; super accurate in both my glock 17 and 34 while i must load them at 1.075 coal due to the ogive profile wich is a truncated cone . i got this one in brass 4 holes.

    then,i wanted to try a lighter round to save on lead a little.so asked tom to copy my 35-145M design,and he made an identical mould , but of course scaled down so it drop at 130grs with COWW, but the ogive profile is the same. both are groovless design for hi tek or PC. this one is labeled 35-130M. i got this one made in aluminum 5 banger.

    just droped the info for you ,so you know both rounds i'm talking about works very good. tom work is awesome,his moulds are work of art.

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    Boolit Bub flydad's Avatar
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    I have the nlg version of this mold and it cast hp and solids beautifully. you won't be disappointed. If they ever offer the hg-275 clone jump on it. I have a 6 cavity nlg bb and it is awesome. Lots of boolits in a hurry. I shoot both in 9 mm and in my 9 x 25 Dillon. The h&g 275 is a SWC
    design and makes perfect round holes. Very accurate boolits, both of them. Click image for larger version. 

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