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

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    Will the aluminum molds ever run? Or have they?
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    Bluejay can you clear your inbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmat View Post
    Bluejay can you clear your inbox
    It’s cleared now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Paso View Post
    Will the aluminum molds ever run? Or have they?
    Will follow up when I can catch him. We have had sporadic contact with him this week. He’s swamped. The secret is out. More orders than he has ever had.
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    Was asking the same question as Mel but not sure this would be preferred mold for my newly acquired Marlin 44 lever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWolf View Post
    Was asking the same question as Mel but not sure this would be preferred mold for my newly acquired Marlin 44 lever.
    I’m sure it would work, but I would be willing to bet a beer that the 432 Hammer PB will work better right out of the mold and coated. Skipping sizing.
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    Assuming you are referring to your other group buy. I am in on that so looks like I am covered unless I am missing something. Thanks bluejay75.
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    Last edited by MrWolf; 02-25-2021 at 09:34 PM.

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    Wolf. I was referring to the 270 grain 44 Hammer. If there’s not one on the site I may have an extra you can borrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejay75 View Post
    Anyone else?
    I haven't had a chance to give mine a try yet. The weather has been horrible here for months.

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    Here is mine.


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    Petander, are you making your own gas checks? If so what gas check maker are you using? Thanks in advance.

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    Well after watching this thread I finally got a day warm enough to give the new mold a try.

    I have a brass 2 cav 434 and 434 is laser etched on the mold block. After cleaning the mold with soap, water, and a tooth brush I installed the solid pins and gave it three heat cool cycles on the hot plate.

    The pot was totally empty so I went to the pile of ingots of just as smelted clip on wheel weights, no other alloy added. My dimensions are all with straight clip on wheel weight alloy.

    With a hot mold and pot at temperature the first bullet was filled out crisply with no wrinkles, spruce cut easily and the bullets fell out the mold the moment I opened the handles. Beautiful bullets and superb design from Glenn.

    Here is where I start to cry. The gas check shank is .4185-.419 Same as LEADHOPPER's mold All my other 44 cal molds (Lyman and LBT) measure .404-.405 with a visible cut in the shank where the gas check goes on and the checks snap on nicely. With the big square shoulder on this mold I don't think a gas check expander is going to work for this one.


    The bullet diameter is .4355-.436 which is getting pretty big.

    I would like to hear what some of the other guys with the .432 and .434 molds are coming up with for cast dimensions and what alloy they used.
    Last edited by Iowa Fox; 03-08-2021 at 03:08 AM.

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    Iowa Fox, that's what mine is dropping with #2 alloy. It does drop a nice bullet, but she's a big girl for sure. Definitely don't have to worry about that one dropping undersized.

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    Can we get folks that have actually cast with their GC molds to post measurements of their dropped bullets. Both from the 432 molds and the 434. Also if you haven't had a chance to cast your mold please post.

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    Iíve cast mine but unfortunately all of mine have already been gas checked sorry.

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    Mine is a .432" mold and my gas check shanks are .418" plus a bit. My alloy is 50/50 Wheel weights and pure. I can't get a gas check on mine, and I don't powder coat.
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    Rick what bullet diameter is your 432 mold dropping?

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    The body of my bullets are between .4325" and .433" with one cavity leaning more toward .433". Would love to know where Petander is getting the gas checks shown on the bullets above but I notice he is from Finland. My suspicion he is making his own?
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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