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Thread: Lighter 458 dia. mold for 45/70

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    Boolit Bub
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    Lighter 458 dia. mold for 45/70

    Does anyone or did anyone make a lighter the 300 gr mold in 458 dia for the 45/70. Maybe something around 250 grains. Would save a little lead and cut down on the recoil from my #1

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    Boolit Master

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    Lyman and a few other make a gallery type mold in 160z225 gr bullets. I've got a NOE 460-186. Nice plinker mold.

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    Accurate. You can choose diameter. And if i recal correctly there is on list few lighter .458 model

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    Hi Contenderman,
    I'm with Teemu on this one. Accurate moulds would be the way to go. Look at the .45 Colt designs and have it cut to cast @ .458.
    I would suggest the Lyman #454190 clone, 255 gr. - RNFP. This boolit is very forgiving for loading and chambering the round.

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    You may want to check out what are called "collar Button" molds, most outfits make them including Lyman.

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    I just sent money for a Rapine 458-201 .

    Almost all of the 452-454 bullets can be paper patched to fit . Mountain Molds will also cut custom weight and dia . I ordered a 453-350 and got a mould that drops .453@350 gr dead on 100% . The site also has a neat bullet design tool . With a little patience you could have a 460421 at about 260-265 gr or a near 1R 175 gr flat base bullet 460 long . He does need a .19 or larger nose flat .
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    The collar button or round ball. As mentioned you can paper patch .452 to suit. They work very well.

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    You gave me an idea> I have a mold that casts 457 dia. balls for my Old Army BP Revolver. Will have to try some. Whats a suitable load/powder

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    Unique is yet to be a bad choice .

    I was cruising Accurate a while back , the have a 220 gr .460 WC listed .
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    I was young and stupid then I'm older now. Me 1992 .

    Richard Lee Hart 6/29/39-7/25/18


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    Brother I'm going to be Pythagerus , DiVinci , and Atlas all rolled into one soon .

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