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    Got a new mold!! Itís a beauty

    I got a new mold and she is a beauty!!! Iíll give you a hint to where itís from.... Click image for larger version. 

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    Very very impressed!!!! I ordered it late on the 20th and it made it to east KY in 2days!!!!

    mP molds has got the best shipping Iíve seen!!! I hope I put it together right!! There were a lot of pieces!!!

    Now to go cast and load some 10mm any suggestions

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    MP molds are so beautiful it is a shame to use them. But use them like crazy. I'm sure you will be happy with it.

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    Looks like a great mold. I could use one like that for my 40 S&w nice

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    One of these days I'll try a hollow point mold.

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    That mold maker produces works of art! I own a few, one is a .477 for my .480 Ruger.

    But I have to say, there are many good mold makers right here in the US as well!

    I am really a fan of the RCBS molds for a mass produced tool so to speak. I also have acquired molds made by our custom makers and really cherish them.

    Lyman/Ideal generally does well. H&G and Modern Mold and the vaunted Cramer molds are sweetie pies!

    Go ahead, throw the stones! ... I like Lee as well especially for the cost.

    I want to try some of Eric’s work (Hollow Pointing Service) when I get rich and famous.

    I will say this: Between this forum and LASC, the art and science of bullet casting and shooting has been advanced “light years”!

    Casters if they apply themselves, have it so much better than our fore casters had it!

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    Where here are the results from the afternoon

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    Very nice!

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    Those look super cool...what powder is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermans View Post
    Those look super cool...what powder is that?
    A mix of Eastwood ford light blue and a mix of Eastwood jet black at about a 50/50 mix

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    Congrats.

    I only buy brass molds today. I have every Al mold Lee makes/made and just like the performance. Especially the hollow point versions! Amazing works of art and functionality. Never liked that stupid little pin you had to put up the wazoo of the old 1 and 2 cav molds.

    Happy Casting. Just remember to age the brass mold correctly. Makes a BIG difference in performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangerjim View Post
    Congrats.

    I only buy brass molds today. I have every Al mold Lee makes/made and just like the performance. Especially the hollow point versions! Amazing works of art and functionality. Never liked that stupid little pin you had to put up the wazoo of the old 1 and 2 cav molds.

    Happy Casting. Just remember to age the brass mold correctly. Makes a BIG difference in performance.

    banger
    Could you tell us more about that process Jim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waco View Post
    Could you tell us more about that process Jim?
    I take a new brass mold and cycle it up and down FOUR TIMES to FULL casting temp and then back to room temp B4 ever casting anything in it. That oxidized the new shiny brass to a beautiful deep golden color and forms a protective layer that minimizes/prevents Pb from sticking to the brass while casting.

    I will never buy another Fe or Al mold again. Brass is the only way to go. Rugged, accurate, and perrrrdy to look at!

    banger

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    NOE and Mehi both have good break-in tutorials. And help areas here are the links.

    Mehi
    https://www.mp-molds.com/tipstricks/...-point-moulds/

    Noe.
    https://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,2.0.html

    I love my brass moulds too.......once they get broke in.
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    Ah! The joy of getting a new mold never gets old.

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    I have that same 402-160 mold and it's my favorite .40 S&W cast bullet.

    S&W M&P40 Compact, KKM barrel. OAL 1.145" which works with the longer throat of this barrel, not sure about OEM BBL. Alloy= 20:1, 5.8gr CFE Pistol, WSP primers AVG=1018fps. Shot into Clear Ballistics gel and 2 layers of cloth. Don't have a picture but 9.5gr AA#7 was over 1100fps and they barely held together. Penetration is a bit marginal FWIW. Have fun!

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    Thanks for the break in responses guys.
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    I bought one on the 28th and it was here on the 7th. Not bad service at all.
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    Do they have a web site?

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    Noticed on their website, no molds for 375 and metric rifle calibers. But they do make round nose with no metplat pistol calibers
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    Yes MP has a detailed website ... just key it into your browser
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