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Thread: Picked up a Lyman 358425 mould today...

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    Boolit Master
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    Picked up a Lyman 358425 mould today...

    at a reasonable price. Now I have to figure out what it is used for. It looks like it is too light for a .38 Special and two of them together are a little bit on the heavy side. Any suggestions?

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    Boolit Buddy
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    From this it looks to be a light wadcutter for 38/357
    http://www.castpics.net/ Click on Lyman moulds on left side then choose your size.

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    Boolit Master mrbill2's Avatar
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    My old Lyman book lists it as a wadcutter for indoor shooting in the 38 SP.

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    Boolit Master twotrees's Avatar
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    Harry O. I use that boolit

    I have cast and shot thousands of them. They are a 50 ft bullseye boolit, and work very well for that.

    Try sizing for your 38 and load it over 2-2.5 gr of Bullseye. Think of it as the big bore 22LR.

    Before Ga stopped all center fire for squirrel hunting, many of them fell to that load shot out of my Rossi 357 mag. It's a slow load and a miss rattles thru the tree branches as it's slowing down.

    I found that they shoot better if cast a bit harder. Mine are case from WW with a small bit of tin.

    Try it you'll like it.
    TwoTrees

    "Hold my beer and watch this!!"

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    I just picked up a 1 cav of this boolit. It casts beautifully depsite slow production. Mine are dropping at 115 gr from 50/50 COWW/pure and the driving bands are .360. The front of the boolit is a smaller diameter than the driving bands. How deep should I seat these into the case? It seems like they have a crimp groove, but it might just be a second lube groove. I suppose it doesn't really matter, being such a small boolit over such a light charge... I'm open to suggestion. Thanks in advance.

    Seen on page 5 of this PDF: http://www.castpics.net/subsite/Hist...LymanMolds.pdf

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