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Thread: Lyman # 358439 HP

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    Lyman # 358439 HP

    Is Lyman starting to make this mould again ?
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    Last edited by skeettx; 02-09-2019 at 07:12 PM.

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    It's shown as a 2cav in the 2019 Catalog.

    Wonder how they're going to make that work.

    I have an OLD #358439 1cav used to cast using 1/20 over a heavy load of Unique in a .38spl case. Great for Jackrabbits in a Colt Official Police.
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    Midway shows it coming in stock 3/7/2019. Lyman doesn't show it on their site. they do show # 358429 which is the solid nose .
    The 3 people a man must be able to trust completely are his gunsmith his doctor & his preacher ..,his gunsmith for his short term health ,his doctor for long term health ,and his preacher incase one of the others mess up.

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    Maybe Larry P. has done it AGAIN!!
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    I hope so . It should be good to duplicate the old FBI load in the 38SPL if it's cast soft.
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    I guess they are going to make them the old-fashioned way. A single cavity with A bottom pin. Pain in the butt to cast unless you have a Lyman mold guide on a Lyman casting pot.
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    It's a nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon if you ladle cast. You can make quite a pile of nice boolits and have a fun time doing it.
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    Lyman hollow point molds are the reason my Mag25 still has the Lyman mold guide.I've used Lyman hollow point molds since the late 50's and like them.All of the molds I use work with the Lyman guide.I use Ideal,Lyman,RCBS,and Saeco molds.

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    The 358439 is a great bullet, owned several different molds over the years. Finely sold my last mold awhile back on this website. Still use the cramer version of the 358439. It's the cramer #26

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    Some of the older 439 molds have a round grease groove, not square like Keith's original design. I have a NOS 358429 with the square groove I'm going to send out to Erik at Hollowpointmolds. I'm saving my pennies so I can send 3 out to him. I have 2 already; 429244 and 357446. They work great and I can actually cast HPs faster than solids because the boolits don't hang up in the cavities.
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