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strobro32
02-13-2020, 06:44 PM
I'm looking for something like this for my Hi cap 380. I love my other 8 cavity MP Molds. Can anyone point me toward the right direction?

Thanks.
Matt

dbosman
02-13-2020, 10:32 PM
Ummmm, After you call or write the folks at MP, let us know how many cavities they can cut, and the cost. Do consider a double sided mold with two sprue plates.

Gamsek
02-14-2020, 12:45 AM
I'm looking for something like this for my Hi cap 380. I love my other 8 cavity MP Molds. Can anyone point me toward the right direction?

Thanks.
Matt

https://www.mp-molds.com/product/356-115-flat-base-8-cavity-aluminum-mold-no-lube-groove/

I donít think they went under 115grs in 9mm. I am using a 122grs in my Astra 300 9x17 (.380)

strobro32
02-14-2020, 09:16 AM
https://www.mp-molds.com/product/356-115-flat-base-8-cavity-aluminum-mold-no-lube-groove/

I have that one. It's nice for 9x19 but a tad too long for 9x17.

I contacted MP and asked for one. I'll let everyone know what I hear.

strobro32
02-14-2020, 10:11 AM
I have that one. It's nice for 9x19 but a tad too long for 9x17.

I contacted MP and asked for one. I'll let everyone know what I hear.

I did hear back from Lee. If I want a custom 6 cavity 356 100 RN PC bullet, Lee wants $250 for set up +$56 for the mold + 8 weeks ETA.

Any one want to split the $250 fee?

If we get 40 molds, the fee is waived. I'm in for 2 molds.

NoZombies
02-14-2020, 11:32 PM
I did hear back from Lee. If I want a custom 6 cavity 356 100 RN PC bullet, Lee wants $250 for set up +$56 for the mold + 8 weeks ETA.

Any one want to split the $250 fee?

If we get 40 molds, the fee is waived. I'm in for 2 molds.

If you keep your eyes open, you might find something pretty close to what you're looking for. Lee cataloged a 6 cavity version of their 102gn RN mold years ago. I've got one of the molds, and when I had my M11 the .380 upper LOVED that bullet.

strobro32
02-15-2020, 08:35 AM
We are currently looking into other options too but right now we have 6 molds requested.

strobro32
02-18-2020, 08:26 PM
I have requests for a quote to 6 mold makers now. I have 10 people who want molds.

jixxerbill
02-19-2020, 02:07 AM
Miha made a 104 gr hp mold before. I can send you a pic of them if you want. Might get a honcho to start a rerun of the mold.
Sorry I didn’t see the no lube grove. The mold I was talking about has a lube grove. Sorry.

strobro32
02-19-2020, 06:06 AM
A lube groove is not a deal breaker for me. If it adds versatility and more people join that's fine.

11 people interested. That's $78 per mold.

jixxerbill
02-20-2020, 07:41 PM
Miha has 3 in stock. 4 bangers. Mp molds website. Sku is 10093
It says 93 grain as hollowpoint but mine were little over 100.

strobro32
02-23-2020, 05:20 PM
I have a member who is sending me some flat nose to tests. If the "ranch dog" profiles work I may end up with a Lee .356 -95 FN "ranch dog" 6 -cavity.

strobro32
03-04-2020, 08:36 PM
The 95 grain 6 cavity bullets Lee worked great. I have purchased the mold. I hope Lee eventually makes the RN 6 cavity.

Wayne S
03-09-2020, 04:44 PM
The 95 grain 6 cavity bullets Lee worked great. I have purchased the mold. I hope Lee eventually makes the RN 6 cavity.

Strobro32, are you using the Lee 95 FN in a 380 ACP ? Just a big fan of all the 90-100 gn RN that all the PC bullet sellers are offering. Mainly interested in if the FN has any problems functioning in auto loaders .


Thank you

strobro32
03-16-2020, 07:17 AM
Yes. I've cast, powder coated and loaded 3K now of the Lee 95 FN. I shot about 600. It works very well in my host about %98-99, but not as reliable as the RN.

I'm about to cast and try some MP 115 grain. The OAL is 1". It should fit the 30 round mags.