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    Lyman 452-66

    Can yall tell me anything about this mold? I can't seem to find a good picture of what this bullet looks like. Just that it's a 200gr bevel base flat nose. Is that right? Also why is this a 5 digit designation instead of 6 digits?

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    Early Ideal mold
    215 grain
    Old number is 45266, new number is 452066,
    Discontinued

    Nice 45 ACP bullet

    https://www.three-peaks.net/bullet_molds.htm

    https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t242-1...-the-long-line
    Last edited by skeettx; 01-11-2020 at 07:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeettx View Post
    Early Ideal mold
    215 grain
    Old number is 45266, new number is 452066,
    Discontinued

    Nice 45 ACP bullet

    https://www.three-peaks.net/bullet_molds.htm

    https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t242-1...-the-long-line
    Thank you! That new part number helps alot.

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    I have this mold in 4 cavity. A friend had given me a handfull of these bullets to try, and wow did they shoot great. I had been looking for one of these for several years, until I found one for sale on the other cast bullet forum. It was only made for about 2 years in the early 1980's. It is 215 grains, and actually more of a boattail than a bevel base. To this point, it is the most accurate bullet I have found for my Clark Longslide. Mine tends to cast a little on the large side, @ .455. The bullet basically looks like a 452460 without the boattail.

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    I really appreciate the info. Yall just helped me get a great Ebay deal on a 4 cavity w/handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgms18 View Post
    I really appreciate the info. Yall just helped me get a great Ebay deal on a 4 cavity w/handles.

    Ya mind telling me what ya got that for? I had looked at that mold but didn't bid on it. I had recently picked up a 452630 four cavity so I passed on the 45266
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    I was the only bid. $59.99
    With shipping & tax it was 80 & some change

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    It's also a good mold for Dragoons and Walkers.

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    Being mine drops out at .455, as well as being good for my longslide, it is also perfect unsized, for my S&W 25-2, that has .456 cylinder throats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgms18 View Post
    I was the only bid. $59.99
    With shipping & tax it was 80 & some change
    Not bad at all.
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