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    Question Ideal mould

    I picked up a ideal 358311 bullet mould today that is missing the handle screws. Does anyone know the tread and length of the screws. Thanks

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    You can order a rebuild kit from Lyman or maybe Midway.

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    I seen that but I tried the screws out of one of my Lyman mounds and they didn’t work. I figured ideal mould might be different

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    There is no difference. Unless new Lyman screws are different.
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    I will try it again

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    The threads in the mould might be damaged.
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    I’ve never found any differences between the threads in my oldest interchangeable Ideal mounds to my newest ones marked Lyman... but I haven’t bought a new manufactured Lyman for several years so they could have changed recently. I would call Customer Service and ask... a fresh set of screws with sharp new threads should clean up any minor little burrs if you work them in carefully.

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    My guess is the threads are damaged or "bubba" modified them. I have multiple Lyman and Ideal molds and all of the threads are the same.
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    I guess they had something in them they screwed in this morning fine thanks again

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    I go to Ace Hardware and buy 8-32 Cap socket head screw of the appropriate length. On these, the head may be a little large to fit in the countersink in the bottom of the mould. Chuck in a electric drill and use a flat file to turn off the excess until they fit. I've done maybe 20 over the years. Use a tap to clean and refresh threads if necessary. If the threads in the mould are gone, you can always retap to 10-32 and make new screws./beagle
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