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    Boolit Master Maven's Avatar
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    Another historic mould: B & M #429260

    As per Ken's (Pressman) suggestion, I'm posting a brief description of my historic mould. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	261654I picked up the pictured B & M Iron #429260 (wadcutter)* on eBay years ago for a very good price. It was filthy, but not abused and cleaned up nicely, so much so that it has become one of my favorites. B & M was ahead of its time with thick (3/16") sprue cutters with small charging apertures. Although not the prettiest mould in my collection, it never fails to cast perfect CB's from the get-go. Those WC's, sized to .431" for my [.44mag.] Ruger SBH, are accurate, easily and consistently grouping into 1" @ 25 yd. (rested) with open sights (factory). Btw, I use 8.0gr. Unique (thrown) and get the same results whether I roll- or taper crimp the WC.

    *Mine weigh ~265gr.

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    Here is a photo of Tuesday's range session with #429260 over 8gr. Unique. The WC was sized to .431", lubed with Lar's Xlox, and taper crimped. I fired these [20 shots] @ 25 yd. with the the SBH's butt on a "rabbit ear" bag. I think if I used a 1" red target dot, I could have reduced the scatter a bit.

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    East TN Mountains...Thanks be to God!
    Great shooting!
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks, EMC! (I was very pleased with that target as I hadn't fired the SBH in ~6 months.)

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check