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Thread: Recommend me a Magma or Accurate Mold for 45-70 black powder

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    Recommend me a Magma or Accurate Mold for 45-70 black powder

    I am looking for a mold for my single shot 45-70... 500gr’s or so would be preferred. Something with deep or many black powder lube grooves.

    I am specifically hoping for a Magma or Accurate brand mold because I want one for Master Caster (long sessions of hand held molds wear on my bad shoulders).

    Thanks for the help!

    Would something like this work?
    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_...=46-530H-D.png
    Last edited by djryan13; 01-20-2020 at 10:27 PM.

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    I would be more tempted to go with something along these lines
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    This one was specifically designed for the Trapdoor. It has the necessary lube grooves and should work well in any single shot configuration.
    "I said I never had much use for one, never said I didn't know how to use it". ~ Matthew Quigley

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRGoodwin View Post
    I would be more tempted to go with something along these lines
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    This one was specifically designed for the Trapdoor. It has the necessary lube grooves and should work well in any single shot configuration.
    I use it for my Trapdoor. I get .462 out of it in 20:1 which suites its oversize groove diameter very well.

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    The old Postell style bullet of about 525gr has been around forever. That has been a long range favorite of mine for years. Hunting I use a Paul Jones custom design that drops at .460" and weighs 418.6gr unlubed 30:1.
    This bullet has a .362 meplat and is devestating on anything it hits.

    The only Accurate Moulds I have are for my 44-40 and 38-55. With I had more info for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBH View Post
    The old Postell style bullet of about 525gr has been around forever. That has been a long range favorite of mine for years. Hunting I use a Paul Jones custom design that drops at .460" and weighs 418.6gr unlubed 30:1.
    This bullet has a .362 meplat and is devestating on anything it hits.

    The only Accurate Moulds I have are for my $$-40 and 38-55. With I had more info for you.
    I like the idea of the Postell but Accurate can’t make round things.... so, he would have to make a flat nose. Sigh...

    I may just buy a Lyman or RCBS mold and have it converted to Magma. I currently use the Lee Spitzer mold which is fantastic but it is super undersized so I would like to see what a wider design does.

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    Would this work? Specifically with BP lube...

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    Accurate Molds numbers 46-405N, 46-500D and 46-530C boolits look good to me for use in your mold type. These have a sturdy lookin nose along with great lookin grooves that should carry plenty of lube.

    For a great cheaper mold that casts very good boolits ( in my experience) is the 459-405HB boolit mold from Lee. It is a single cavity so it is nice n lite to use ... 30 bucks should get this mold with its own handles on the way to you.

    Good luck to ya.
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    So, after all that chatting, someone went and sold me the mold in post 1 for $15 shipped.

    Thoughts on how it might work out in BP 45-70?

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