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View Poll Results: How many molds do you own?

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  • 1-10

    510 40.64%
  • 11-20

    301 23.98%
  • 21-30

    152 12.11%
  • 30+

    292 23.27%
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Thread: How many molds

  1. #321
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    Found this site and lurked for awhile. Joined last week. About two years I decided to take the plunge and started reloading for a 9mm. Just used factory bullets to ďsee if I liked itĒ! Well, didnít take too long to decide that it was getting a little expensive, so I looked into casting. I need to give a shout out (or maybe shout at!) Fortunecookie45lc for his videos on casting using a dipper. Again, I started with one mold ďto see if I liked it.Ē Thatís when the trap sprung! I now cast and load for 5 different rifle calibers and 4 pistol. Powder coat all of them also. Still havenít found the savings because thereís always something else I ďneed!Ē Over 12 molds in about a year and a half. I was gona confess to having a problem, but compared to some on here Iím apparently ok. For now anyway 😳

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    Uh, 30-40. I've only had time to cast with bout half, I like to scour eBay for old Lyman , modern bond, belding mull molds. I usually buy one a month. Lot of the time they need some TLC before they're ready to cast

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    6, I have been casting about a year.
    9mm, .40, .45, .223, .308 (x2)


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    14. All Lee. No problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    14. All Lee. No problems.

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    This made me cringe. One of the happiest days of my life was when I sold off my last Lee mood. The one good thing to happen after Sandy Hook was the inflated market. Nothing like selling used Lee molds for more than I paid. eBay was a lot better back then.

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    Up to 23 now.

    In order of favorites:
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    10 Lyman/Ideal
    1 NOE (good mold just prefer iron or brass)
    1 Lee


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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon813gt View Post
    This made me cringe. One of the happiest days of my life was when I sold off my last Lee mood. The one good thing to happen after Sandy Hook was the inflated market. Nothing like selling used Lee molds for more than I paid. eBay was a lot better back then.
    I'm sorry. I should have have kept it to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I'm sorry. I should have have kept it to myself.

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    Don't be sorry. Be proud of what you have that works well. I have four Lee molds that work well for me along with a couple of dozen molds from other manufacturers. I also have a couple of Lee molds that are temperamental, but can be make to work.


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  9. #329
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    Lee Precision products are where so many people started and still use.
    Yes, I like my NOE molds but I always keep going back to my Lee 6 cavity molds.

    I would buy a new Lee mold BEFORE a new Lyman mold, especially in multi-cavity.
    In my opinion, The new Lyman has gone to the birds. their quality control, warranty and customer service have gone down the drain.

    Don't get me wrong, I love (and have a bunch of) their old stuff (they used to be as good as RCBS)

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    I don't mind Lee 6 cavity molds. I've probably got a dozen or more of them.
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    Collecting .32 molds. Please let me know if you have one you don't need, cause I might "need" it!

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    I have put together a mix match of assorted molds since I started casting of around 20 or so and enjoy using every one of them even a 2 cavity lee for the 380 a friend picked up for 4.00 NIB for me at a little older gun shop .

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    I’m just starting so am still in the 1-10 group. I was surprised to find how many were in the 30+ group. I have mostly Lee molds, they seem to work OK, but recently got an RCBS. There is a difference. I’m now getting ready to start investing in the higher dollar ones.

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    30+ I've got more than I need, fewer than I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLaROCHE View Post
    Iím just starting so am still in the 1-10 group. I was surprised to find how many were in the 30+ group. I have mostly Lee molds, they seem to work OK, but recently got an RCBS. There is a difference. Iím now getting ready to start investing in the higher dollar ones.
    Welcome to the addiction. My condolences...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I'm sorry. I should have have kept it to myself.

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    I have several and they work well for me. Lee puts out equipment for those of us that like to reload or cast but don't have $100 to spend on a mold. All of my Lee molds cast perfectly well. I just dropped a bunch of 90gr 32H&R Mag boolits and they were fine from boolit #1
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  16. #336
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    I just ordered another one... BUT I wanted the 30 CXB for my .308... I just wanted it...
    The wife says "but you have a 174 grain 30 caliber mold..." I told her that I wanted it and we have a GC for dinner this Friday, so we will save $100 on dinner.

    She bought it! So I did too!

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    About ten years ago when this thread started I posted a count of around 100. That needs an update. Last count put me just a few shy of 200. At this rate I'll have 200 before i finish this post.

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    I only have one mold.... per bullet profile, caliber, and weight. No wait, I have two of the same Lee 324 mold for 8mm. Other than that all are one offs. At least on my shelf.

    I try to pick the one or two per caliber that will provide what I want to reload and then stop. Heavy and light, or WC and SWC and RNFP then done. Most are Lee, with many being 2 cavity. How many 45 colt rounds do I need to cast? Only a matter of time until I'm ahead by several hundred. That said I do have a few molds I want to get where I already have something I can load that shoots well. Would like a lower weight bullet for .357 Mag. and or a hollow point. Might want another mold for .30 rifle.

    I'm also fond of the 3 and 4 cavity Aluminum NOE molds for increased production at a moderate hand weight.

    Like I said only one mold, for a given bullet
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonp View Post
    I have several and they work well for me. Lee puts out equipment for those of us that like to reload or cast but don't have $100 to spend on a mold. All of my Lee molds cast perfectly well. I just dropped a bunch of 90gr 32H&R Mag boolits and they were fine from boolit #1
    Junky mould/ 100yds/ 30-30.
    I don't see an upgrade needed.

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    According to my wife too many ... but I don't think I have enough yet ... so it's a draw ...

    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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