purchased new boolit tool/mold

Discussions of bullet casting, sizing, etc.

Moderator: darwin

carload9
Posts: 2025
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:52 am

purchased new boolit tool/mold

Postby carload9 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:22 am

this is lee 90352, it will be great. Sold my 90350 on ebay, cant stand a boolit with a shoulder at top. I have to feed a new springfield xds 45 acp pistol.
Image
GOTTA LOAD ALL THIS
Image

If not for darwins forum i would not have been able to have a loadmaster working.

Sparky45
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Postby Sparky45 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:09 pm

I have this mold as well as the truncated cone(which I prefer) and they both feed in my 45's. I have a Taurus PT1911 and SA XDM and they eat everything I feed them. You will like this mold.

carload9
Posts: 2025
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:52 am

yea, sparky45

Postby carload9 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:47 pm

seems i just like ball nose only now in any firearm. And not to pointy either. My xds45acp is nice! One day i want a custom lee 6 cav mold ordered with makarov nose in 9mm (for my sig938) that will scale out @ around 110 gr.. It will look like #90466 but lil' larger & would work in 9&380.

carload9
Posts: 2025
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:52 am

mold 90352

Postby carload9 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:27 am

Last couple nites I took mold 90352 and made bout 500 and sized with .451. Sure like this mold, Other one went in just 8 hours on ebay to get rid of it(90350).. I spiting out a lot of 45acp on the LLM with primer system working 99.98%. yippee!

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k51 ... DDE7D0.mp4

Sparky45
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Postby Sparky45 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:05 pm

You did slug your barrel, didn't you? The .451 will obviously work, but you might get a better fit by simply slugging the barrel and then sizing with the right sizer. Just sayin...

carload9
Posts: 2025
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:52 am

squib

Postby carload9 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:39 pm

you ever had to beat a cast squib out?

Sparky45
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Postby Sparky45 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:09 pm

Yes, but you didn't answer my question. So, I will assume you measured the squib when it was removed and per the bullet sizing die you used you are saying that the squib sized @ .450 or .449. If I'm correct so far then you did everything right. If my assumption is wrong, well.......
addendum: If you used a micrometer and got a .450 reading I would be surprised. Both my .45ACP's measured .451 and .4515 respectfully. Nothing wrong with what you are doing, but you might get better performance if you size your cast bullets to .452. Only a suggestion YMMV.


Return to “Bullet casting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest