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    I have been thinking of getting a set of molds for my .475 Linebaugh 400 gr LFN GC from LBT. Can anyone tell me if they have done business with them and how do you like their molds. The price is better than having RCBS make me a custom set of molds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggonekid View Post
    I have been thinking of getting a set of molds for my .475 Linebaugh 400 gr LFN GC from LBT. Can anyone tell me if they have done business with them and how do you like their molds. The price is better than having RCBS make me a custom set of molds.
    There is no custom mold maker on this board who does not make excellent quality molds. Otherwise, there would no doubt be a rather lengthy sticky ripping them up one side and down the other. Trust them, they do good work, and stand by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    There is no custom mold maker on this board who does not make excellent quality molds. Otherwise, there would no doubt be a rather lengthy sticky ripping them up one side and down the other. Trust them, they do good work, and stand by it.
    Thank-you I appreciate your reply and will be able to buy with confidence now.

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    I am considering having a custom rifle mold made for a rifle being built for me by Montana Rifle Company. It will be chambered for the 505 Gibbs. I am considering a single cavity, FN, GC somewhere in the 500 Grain range. It will be either in Brass or Iron construction. I currently have a Lyman 515142 that throws a good boolit, but it is not GCed and I would like to have square lube grooves rather than the rounded grooves that I now have. I was wanting to know if one of our custom mold makers specialize in something like this? If it is not appropriate to ask that question here I will be happy to post this elsewhere on the forum. Thank you.
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    Check out Accuratemolds.com, I'm sure you could get what you need in a custom design there, if not already in the catalog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWM View Post
    Check out Accuratemolds.com, I'm sure you could get what you need in a custom design there, if not already in the catalog.
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    ^ Yes. Tom does great work in a short period of waiting. Just stay away from Ballisticast/NVM molds. They are only made for certain machines and don't have good longevity.

    NOE also makes great molds that last a lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryOldGuy View Post
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    Just stay away from Ballisticast/NVM molds. They are only made for certain machines and don't have good longevity.
    Did Ballisti-Cast change something to cause their moulds to be short lived? Am I missing something here?
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    I got a bunch of cast .358 recently that say "from NEC mold" and appear to be 210+gns. I need to weigh them but that is my guess. But the reason I care is they were really accurate. The guys card said 12 gns Unique .358 from NEC mold CCI primer RP brass. Made a few up after checking some books. Anyone heard of that brand of mold? Can you point me to them? Thank you!

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    Can anyone recommend a mold maker that would be willing to make single cavity molds for my 4-bore and 2-bore rifles?

    Diameters are 1.000" and 1.326", respectively. Dan at Mountain Molds thought about it for a while and decided he didn't want to mess with it.

    Anyone?

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    Question Custom Moulds

    John Ross:

    I made this mould for a 1" Hotchkiss cannon. The owner intended to shoot BP only and wanted something with a large lube groove, and would work well enough for his needs.
    I have handles that will work on this size of mould as well.

    If you have drawings or samples, I may be able to help.

    You can contact me at: kaltool@mts.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Ross View Post
    Can anyone recommend a mold maker that would be willing to make single cavity molds for my 4-bore and 2-bore rifles?

    Diameters are 1.000" and 1.326", respectively. Dan at Mountain Molds thought about it for a while and decided he didn't want to mess with it.

    Anyone?

    JR
    Maybe a machinist in your local area? A machine shop would probably charge a bundle for a one off, but a hobbyist or a local community college instructor that teaches machinists might consider it.


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    RR Rick, that looks like just the ticket! Ideally, I'd like a hollow base nose pour mold, as I want to duplicate Col. Fosbury's Collapsing Bullet. I'll get to work on drawings.
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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