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    casting mold

    i am trying to find a mold to make my own lead 50 cal sabbots. my sabbots mic at 11.08mm or .436" what mold do i use?

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    .436 Sounds like 44 cal mold should be the one. Should throw a .430 or slightly larger GW

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    Welcome to this site!! I am not clear on this. Are you trying to make a mold for plastic sabots for a 50 cal muzzleloader or the boolits that go in the sabots?? I have been using sabots for 429 boolits in my 50 cal muzzleloader for elk and longer range mule deer for a couple decades. If you are asking about a mold for the boolits, most any semi wad cutter mold works fine but my most accurate has been to make 265 gr SWC's.

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    i am trying to find a bullet mold to use with plastic sabots. then i am going to also going to want to get a mold for a 50 cal conical bullet. please advise

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    dcrook,
    welcome to the website

    Quote Originally Posted by dcrook View Post
    i am trying to find a bullet mold to use with plastic sabots. then i am going to also going to want to get a mold for a 50 cal conical bullet. please advise
    https://leeprecision.com/mold-dc-c-430-310-rf.html
    Back when I was shooting muzzleloader sabots, the sabots I had spec'd 44 cal boolits
    This one is 310gr, Depending on your rifle's twist, it'll be a good one for hunting.


    https://leeprecision.com/mold-500-360-m.html
    Lee's 360 grain Minnie bullet is a good conical for hunting.


    https://leeprecision.com/mold-d-c-ball-490.html
    With that said, I prefer to shoot patched Round Ball in my 50 cal side lock
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    For best answer we really need the rifling twist in your barrel. If it is an inline with a fast twist, longer, heavier bullets will work better. If it is a slower twist it will still work with minie, REAL, etc and lighter sabot bullets. If it is a round ball twist, then sabots are kind of a waste of time and you should stick to round ball. Might get away with REAL or minie but you'd have to shoot them to see and you may need to use heavy charges for higher muzzle vel.

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    .595 Round ball - help!
    I am in dire need of a .595 round ball mould
    Would prefer an older, steel block mould instead of the newer aluminum blocks
    Would prefer an older large block instead of the small blocks that are barely larger than the ball.
    Any information is helpful.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LameBear View Post
    .595 Round ball - help!
    I am in dire need of a .595 round ball mould
    Would prefer an older, steel block mould instead of the newer aluminum blocks
    Would prefer an older large block instead of the small blocks that are barely larger than the ball.
    Any information is helpful.
    Thanks
    Look at Accurate Molds website. He can cut you almost anything you can imagine. They are not inexpensive, but they are incredibly well made molds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LameBear View Post
    .595 Round ball - help!
    I am in dire need of a .595 round ball mould
    Would prefer an older, steel block mould instead of the newer aluminum blocks
    Would prefer an older large block instead of the small blocks that are barely larger than the ball.
    Any information is helpful.
    Thanks
    LameBear,
    welcome to the forum.
    Track of the Wolf should have those in alum (Lee) or Iron (Lyman).

    Another option is a Brass mold from Jeff Tanner
    https://www.ballmoulds.com/
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