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Thread: Hp. 68 clone

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    Boolit Master
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    Hp. 68 clone

    Was wondering if the hp mp185gr
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    I see where i can buy a 68 hg clone,and get it with hp pins.
    Has anybody here tested this for accuracy?wondering if the hp,,is more accurate,then solid?
    Trying to convince myself,that i need that mold,,😁

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    I have both the HP H&G #68 mold and the solid H&G #68 mold. Both produce fine bullets. As for accuracy, that will vary from one gun to the next.

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    The hp version of the mihec #68 clone tends to do a little better then the solid nosed version on the 50yd line.
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    Thanks,thats what i was wondering.
    Having never run a ho mold,,i dont know how much it slows ya down??
    Is the hp,,a worthwhile feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainiac View Post
    Thanks,thats what i was wondering.
    Having never run a ho mold,,i dont know how much it slows ya down??
    Is the hp,,a worthwhile feature?

    In .45 your only going from a 6 hole solid to a 4 hole hp so a 50% reduction in output but I’ve not found that the hp moulds themself are any slower to cast with than a solid just less bullets per pour.

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    To me yes, quality over quantity along with accuracy over blammo ammo. That being said I normally cast with only 1 hp pin in my 4c mold. The majority of my 45acp/target loads are on the 50ft line anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papercidal View Post
    In .45 your only going from a 6 hole solid to a 4 hole hp so a 50% reduction in output but I’ve not found that the hp moulds themself are any slower to cast with than a solid just less bullets per pour.
    No reduction in output for me. Both my hollowpoint mold and solid mold are 4 cavity molds.

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    I ran a test between the 4 cavity MP 68 clone Hollow Point and the 4 cavity regular MP 68. Timed by a stop watch, on two separate days, I cast for 30 minutes with each mold, alternating from the first day to the second which one was used first. I found that I could average about 10 hollow points for every 12 regular per minute once the molds were up to temperature. Every so often, a boolit will hang up on a pin for a little bit and that slows down production slightly. I do not own a match grade .45 but in my Sig P-220 I could find no difference in accuracy between them.
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