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Thread: Can 230 grain lee mold be modified I want the tip to be flat and be around 250 grains

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duster340 View Post
    I did something similar with an extra 214gr Lee SWC mold. Turned it into a 240 gr WFP with a .385 cutting but on the drill press at work. Turned out nice a shoots great.

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    Left is original 214 gr SWC. Middle is 232gr button nose, Right is the final product 240 gr WFN
    I think I have just decided to leave this mold alone and go adventure to other molds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonheart View Post
    If you really want to pursue full power with accuracy using PC cast rifle bullets, I would suggest finding the post by Bama, "Accurate PC 350 yards". But to save you a little time I will tell you Bama has gone to great lengths to correct the inherent problem of non-concentric cast rifle bullets. He produces not perfect, but the most concentric PC checked cast rifle bullet I have ever seen, so it can be done. I wouldn't spend any time trying to achieve worthwhile results with your mold; instead I would suggest learning for one who has already invented the wheel.
    I will take a look for that post as it may help me out with other molds...

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    Dragonheart you are a hoot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duster340 View Post
    I did something similar with an extra 214gr Lee SWC mold. Turned it into a 240 gr WFP with a .385 cutting but on the drill press at work. Turned out nice a shoots great.

    Attachment 235195

    Left is original 214 gr SWC. Middle is 232gr button nose, Right is the final product 240 gr WFN
    That turned out rather well I think.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check