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    mold for 45 acp

    looking for a mold for my 1911 i have a Lyman 225 gr rn mold but looking for something just target paper punching
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    Can't go wrong with an H&G 68 200grn or a copy of such. The rcbs version is a good example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggin View Post
    Can't go wrong with an H&G 68 200grn or a copy of such. The rcbs version is a good example.
    I agree. Take a look at M&P molds one. https://mp-molds.com/e-shop/molds/so...pb-hg-68-4-cav
    They make me look like I 'm good at bullet casting.

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    I wish it was in a 2 cav
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    I've been pleased with my RCBS 201-45-SWC mold. I just wish it came in 4 cavity.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LUCKYDAWG13 View Post
    I wish it was in a 2 cav
    If you need lighter weight mold, try the Lee copy of the H&G 68 in a 2 cavity. It shoots fine in my 1911 pistols and the mold weighs little.

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    NOE has the 2 cavity in brass or aluminum. Personally I'd go with the 5 cavity aluminum.

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    Every mold maker makes a version of the H&G 68. Another choice would be something like the H&G130 that weighs a little less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    Every mold maker makes a version of the H&G 68. Another choice would be something like the H&G130 that weighs a little less.
    Iíve been casting from an original HG130 since I started casting and it shoots great in everything Iíve tried (g21, 1917, 1911, etc.) highly recommend this one.

    As stated earlier though, you cannot go wrong with a clone of the 68. My 4cav from MP drops amazing bullets and they do well from what Iíve seen (only had it a year or two).

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    The Lyman 452389 at 185g is great for paper punching.
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    For 200 gr: Lyman 452460 or 452630 work well for me. Accurate's 45-200E is another winner.

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    Miha's H&G 68 for me. For the budget conscious, the Lee version shot very well for me too.

    At 960fps, it ain't just for target work, IMHO.

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    Lyman #452460 200 gr. SWC has worked for me for a couple decades .
    Lee 452-200-SWC would be a good choice for a budget .
    NOE 453 - 197 - SWC would be a nice one in the top shelf mould category and you could splurge and get it with hollow and penta point cavities .
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    Accurate Molds 45-200E and 45-210A are some very nice boolits. A Lee #90234 200-RF is an inexpensive mold which throws a nice boolit as well. . .I saw Midway has them for $20.00 right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pworley1 View Post
    The Lyman 452389 at 185g is great for paper punching.
    This is one of my all-time favorites in 45 acp and 45 colt!! Too bad many are not aware of this mold.

    It's a button-nosed wadcutter with great accuracy potential at relatively short ranges. I believe it's in my avatar....
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    buy a Lee six cavity copy of H&G 68 I have two and they shoot lights out all the timed, whats more important, better than the 130 thats been suggested!

    have had three and sold them because Lee's clone of the H&G 68 is better!

    Add the fact the are way cheaper and your risk factor is very low for this type of try it to like work!

    Food for thought!

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    I will add, that while about all I've ever loaded for the H&G 68 Clones has been 6.3 Grains of H-Universal (Hogdon's Max) for 960fps, my Kimber has shown a preference for heat treated (hard) bullets.
    It may not be that way with target level loads.......

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