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Thread: CLOSED: MP-Molds-Larsen-C432-250-RF-for-44-Special/ Magnum 444 Marlin

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    My guess is that since he is from Finland and they appear to be aluminum he is making his own. I'm not sure how St Bach might have gotten checks on his. I have some Gators and Hornadys here, can't find the old Lymans that I have. I took a few of both and put them on a aluminum plate and heated them until they got soft. Then I took the round end of a small ball peen hammer and pressed it in to open them up. No way are they going to fit on mine. Whats got me bamboozled is out of the group buy only about three if us are encountering problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowa Fox View Post
    My guess is that since he is from Finland and they appear to be aluminum he is making his own. I'm not sure how St Bach might have gotten checks on his. I have some Gators and Hornadys here, can't find the old Lymans that I have. I took a few of both and put them on a aluminum plate and heated them until they got soft. Then I took the round end of a small ball peen hammer and pressed it in to open them up. No way are they going to fit on mine. Whats got me bamboozled is out of the group buy only about three if us are encountering problems.
    I will admit, my checks are made on a FreeChexIII out of aluminum and they were pretty tough to get on. I checked all the ones Iíve cast with this mold prior to noticing the issues everyone was having otherwise I would have done a little more testing between my hornaday check and the different thicknesses I have. This is not an offer of sale by any means but if someone wanted to do some testing I could sell/trade them some of the checks I made if they want? I donít shoot 44 a lot but got in the groove and made some extra checks a couple weekends ago so I could spare some of what I have. Send me a PM if interested.

    For those of us making our own, another thought I had was sourcing some slightly thinner material to cut them out of to make these easier. I use .014Ē thick sheeting currently based on Pat Marlin recommendations so I was wondering if there is a source for 0.012Ē or even 0.010Ē available to try? I know some say you can make out of soda cans but those come out too thin in my opinion and donít stay on great (though didnít test that against these bullets either).

    Note: I am happy with my mold and not trying to complain about the shank as I didnít have too much of an issue. Just trying to assist those that are having issues.

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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