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Thread: Question re: LEE 440RB

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    Question re: LEE 440RB

    Hey fellas, I was given a LEE .440/128gr round ball mold (440RB) along with a Pietta Remington New Army 44cal BP pistol. Wouldn't this mold be too small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacAlert View Post
    Hey fellas, I was given a LEE .440/128gr round ball mold (440RB) along with a Pietta Remington New Army 44cal BP pistol. Wouldn't this mold be too small?
    Yes. That mold is probably for a 45 caliber rifle using a patched round ball.

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    yep to small put it up on ebay and get the correct 1

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    Keep the mold, it will not bring a lot on ebay. Buy the correct mold and find someone to give the .440 mold to in the future.

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    I find it interesting that nobody has posted the correct round ball mold.
    I would like very much to know the correct size for the .44 pistol and also the .36 pistol.
    I may decide to try to shoot them some day.
    For inquiring minds, yes, I am an idiot.

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    Recommended sizes for a .44 cap and ball revolver range from .451", .454" and .457" depending on the manufacturer.

    For the .36's, it is usually .375", but I have one that requires .380" so all of my Navies get fed .380".

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    0.451 to 0.457 for the 44/45 and .375 for the 36 cal works for me. I like 0.454 balls for Pietta's.

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    You mention a Pietta Remington copy. I believe that works well with the .454 round ball. I know my Ubertis like that size. For the 36 caliber C&B revolver, all I use is .380. Others may have different preferences.

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    When I had a pietta 1860 I used a .454" round ball with a wonder wad and 30 grs of 3fg it shot very well.

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    Thank you for the quick responses. Anyone need a .440RB mold before I post it on the paying forward? FREE + shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bannister View Post
    Keep the mold, it will not bring a lot on ebay. Buy the correct mold and find someone to give the .440 mold to in the future.

    Never sell a mould ... you never know what the future will bring you .
    You or a buddy will need it ... sooner or later !
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    I would appreciate the mold, have a 45 cal flintlock

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    454 balls for my 1858 Remington by Piette. I use Pyrodex P, it's ok. I'm looking for something better but I have 1.5 lbs to work thru first.

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    Thanks for the replies fellas.
    Sorry, the mold has been given away already.

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    Just a thought: Mike the round balls produced by that mold. Sometimes they'll fool you.

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