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    I had zero when I joined. Now I have to keep an inventory because I have been known to buy a duplicate. Surprising how fast they multiply.

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    What is this "enough" of which you speak?
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    Get as many as you like. Happy casting....

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    I'll have "enough" molds as soon as I get "enough" money!

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    How many is enough , you ask? Just one more, I say. It never fails that I read about someone else's experiments with a different mold pattern than I have, or I see a diagram of one I didn't know about, or just see a mold pattern that suits my thoughts for a specific caliber. Maybe this is how I got up to having 205 individual molds (including a few duplicates). It's an addiction. Please don't ask me to sell any of them, they are my children.

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    I don't really NEED any more bullet molds. But prior to the current panic, I would cruise Ebay looking at the used molds to see what was available. I picked up some interesting ones over the years. I don't know how useful some of them are. But considering that I rarely paid more than $20 for them, even the weird ones weren't a huge loss if they turned out to be less than amazing. I don't think I have more than 20 molds, not counting buckshot molds, or round ball molds for specific projects. And some of them rarely get used. But they are still fun to have. Nor do they take up a lot of room.

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    How many is enough? I don't know. I haven't gotten there yet. How many do I have? I don't know. I can't count that high.

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    Just bought another one. I still don't have enough.

    I'll be sure to let you know when I do! (laughing)
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    I try to have at least 1 mold per caliber I shoot. I like 357 so.. of course.. i have about 4 .358 molds.... but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmbif View Post
    when you have to build a new building to hold all your stuff, you might be real close to having enough.
    Yeah, but how BIG a building......mine was 40x80x16.

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    How come every time I say I'm done with getting new calibers...i end up with another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    How come every time I say I'm done with getting new calibers...i end up with another.
    This... this is the real problem. Realistically, there are only so many different weights and nose profiles one can justify purchasing for the same caliber. If I stick to .358 bullets and make future purchases with that in mind, even if I get a 357 Max, 35 Rem, 35 Whelen, etc, they can all use the same moulds. Once you start expanding to other calibers though it's like Pokemon, you've gotta catch them all...
    I'm a big fan of data-driven decisions. You want to make me smile, show me a spreadsheet! Extra points for graphs and best-fit predictive equations.

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    Recently I had the opposite problem: hhhmmm I don't have anything in .45acp to load for, guess I need one. Oops, now I need several different molds for .452.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daekar View Post
    This... this is the real problem. Realistically, there are only so many different weights and nose profiles one can justify purchasing for the same caliber. If I stick to .358 bullets and make future purchases with that in mind, even if I get a 357 Max, 35 Rem, 35 Whelen, etc, they can all use the same moulds. Once you start expanding to other calibers though it's like Pokemon, you've gotta catch them all...
    yup.. i'm bad about .358 stuff. I must have 5-6 molds for .358 noses.. profiles.. bullet styles.. a couple gas checked.. etc..

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    Too many, If I gave you a number you would call me a liar.

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    I have made an expression that works for me: N + 3, where N is how many I now have. That has worked for a long time.

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    Iím just getting started so not enough


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    Ok, I was cleaning and oiling my molds yesterday. It turns out I only have 51 with handles. I have another 8 with out handles. I'm always on Ebay searching for more.

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    You have enuf when you can't remember which ones you have!
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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