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ThomR
02-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Any interest in getting a group buy for a 6 cavity version of this bullet?

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ThomR
02-02-2021, 11:02 AM
Any interest in this? This is my favorite 300 blackout bullet.

rtyler8140
02-02-2021, 11:34 AM
Not sure how much traction this will get on this forum, but I think if Lee put this in their line-up they would sell like crazy. I'd guess 80% of the people I've seen that cast subs for 300 are using this mold. I ended up getting 2 of the 2 cavity molds to run at the same time to speed up production.

bluejay75
02-02-2021, 04:09 PM
I will pick this one up. I think it would be best to make it a solid only and run it as a 6 cavity brass or a 6 cavity Lee Style Alumimum with MP molds. I will check with him and see what the lead time on the cherry would be. Please check the drawing and make sure the dimensions are correct.

Lets talk diameter. I think it should run in two diameters. .308 and .310. Could a .308 or a tad smaller be cast coated and shot without sizing?

Bluejay.

d4xycrq
02-02-2021, 04:19 PM
I’m in on any group buy. Not sure how they work.

Ray

bluejay75
02-02-2021, 04:30 PM
I’m in on any group buy. Not sure how they work.

Ray

This one is a baby...But with the popularity of this boolit Im going to go ahead and put one together for this one. It may be 4-6 months to get to the minimum in my opinion because it is a popular mold. Keep an eye out. After discussion it will appear as a regular group buy then sign up according to the instructions on the buy.

d4xycrq
02-02-2021, 07:37 PM
No hurries, no worries!


This one is a baby...But with the popularity of this boolit Im going to go ahead and put one together for this one. It may be 4-6 months to get to the minimum in my opinion because it is a popular mold. Keep an eye out. After discussion it will appear as a regular group buy then sign up according to the instructions on the buy.

ThomR
02-02-2021, 09:52 PM
The drawing is from the Lee website. https://leeprecision.com/files/instruct/90307.pdf
I size all of mine. I would want a .308 diameter. .311 diameter would be good for the guys loading 7.62x54r and the .303 British guys.
If I could get an 8 cavity, that would be nice. I would settle for a 6 cavity though.

bluejay75
02-02-2021, 10:33 PM
The drawing is from the Lee website. https://leeprecision.com/files/instruct/90307.pdf
I size all of mine. I would want a .308 diameter. .311 diameter would be good for the guys loading 7.62x54r and the .303 British guys.
If I could get an 8 cavity, that would be nice. I would settle for a 6 cavity though.

How about with and without the boat tail. Might shave off 15-20 grains and provide more options for other than 300 BO shooters.

ThomR
02-02-2021, 11:42 PM
How about with and without the boat tail. Might shave off 15-20 grains and provide more options for other than 300 BO shooters.

I know some don't like the boat tail. I prefer the boat tail design.
I bet some people would want a gas check version.

Burnt Fingers
02-03-2021, 01:13 PM
There are much better boolits out there.

Many people start with that Lee boolit and soon leave it behind. I was one of them. Even powder coated that boolit is still undersized and will fall through my .310 sizing bushing.

https://www.mp-molds.com/product/mp-300-blackout-311-230-grain-solid-mold-multichoice/

Already available in a six cavity aluminum mold.

bluejay75
02-03-2021, 02:05 PM
There are much better boolits out there.

Many people start with that Lee boolit and soon leave it behind. I was one of them. Even powder coated that boolit is still undersized and will fall through my .310 sizing bushing.

https://www.mp-molds.com/product/mp-300-blackout-311-230-grain-solid-mold-multichoice/

Already available in a six cavity aluminum mold.

I understand where you’re coming from sir. But a ton of people bought it and stuck with it. Have loads developed for it and may not want to start over. I personally don’t shoot subs. But with the popularity of the Mold, it will generate buys. I will be patient about running it. If it generates the interest it may be worth a try.

Conditor22
02-03-2021, 02:15 PM
IF it's a group buy couldn't you just get Lee to make a fatter version? I know they would have to make new cherries but --------

ThomR
02-03-2021, 10:46 PM
There are much better boolits out there.

Many people start with that Lee boolit and soon leave it behind. I was one of them. Even powder coated that boolit is still undersized and will fall through my .310 sizing bushing.

https://www.mp-molds.com/product/mp-300-blackout-311-230-grain-solid-mold-multichoice/

Already available in a six cavity aluminum mold.

I don't like the looks of that bullet. I don't want to work up a new load for a new bullet when I have a bunch of these loaded already.
Furthermore, I can ring a 12x20 steel plate at 150 yards with the Lee bullet.

ThomR
02-03-2021, 11:59 PM
I would like to have an option to remove the lube grooves.

adcoch1
02-04-2021, 03:07 AM
Aren't some guys having issue with the.300 section just in front of the driving band when powdercoating? I have a 2 cav but haven't used it yet so not sure if it works yet or not for me. Id love this with no bt.

ThomR
02-04-2021, 10:16 AM
Aren't some guys having issue with the.300 section just in front of the driving band when powdercoating? I have a 2 cav but haven't used it yet so not sure if it works yet or not for me. Id love this with no bt.

Once in a while I will get a bullet that has a thick spot of powder coat on the .300 part of the bullet. 99.7% of the time I have no problems with powder coating this bullet.

nhyrum
02-05-2021, 06:55 PM
I'm in. I'd prefer without the lube groves as well. I might get this before I get the Lee I ordered from midway early December

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zeljohn
03-16-2021, 11:47 AM
I'd be interested.

6622729
05-10-2021, 10:31 PM
Aren't some guys having issue with the.300 section just in front of the driving band when powdercoating? I have a 2 cav but haven't used it yet so not sure if it works yet or not for me. Id love this with no bt.

Omgosh I enjoy this bullet in 300 Blackout. The mold drops undersize and out of round so tumble lubed it is worthless. However, after 2 coats of powder coat which builds the diameter big enough, the sizing die forces the diameter round and .309 for my Ruger American Ranch bolt gun. Iím 1 moa supersonic at 100yds using Accurate 1680.

LEADHOPPER
05-11-2021, 10:24 AM
IF it's a group buy couldn't you just get Lee to make a fatter version? I know they would have to make new cherries but --------

Lee won't make this in a 6 cavity mold as it won't fit in the mold block. I contacted them about that already. Bullet is too long for there 6 cavity mold blocks. It would fit in MP's mold blocks. NOE does offer a 310-225 RN that is very similar. You can get TLC or no lube groves for coating, I believe they have a gas check version as well.

Youngtimer
06-03-2021, 12:49 PM
Depending on what you end up with I would be in. I wish lee offered this in traditional lube groove. I would also be interested in a remake of Lyman 311299 311335 or NOE 311199

Conditor22
06-03-2021, 02:14 PM
The NOE 311-238 GC is a tack driver subsonic over a charge of 700X and several other powders WITHOUT A GC
I haven't tried it with a GC

I found that it chambers better than their 312 -232 NO GC mold

cwlongshot
06-03-2021, 04:25 PM
Never was a fan... Shot pitifully and threw shots full sideways. Sub & super 7 different guns three different Reloader's. It drops too small. It lacks enough bearing surface for proper/adequate stabilization. I opened the base up to the lube grooves to .312. Resulting in a proper functioning bullet and increased accuracy and zero flyers. In two guns (so far)

CW

But, I removed