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carload9
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Postby carload9 » Sat May 04, 2013 12:46 pm

Took this to machine shop and dropped off.

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Will be 110gr with single lube groove for lubesizer but the nose will be makarov. Ya can size at .355 or .356 for great plinking in 380 or 9mm. This will be 6 cavity mold.

Like below, lil' heaver and will have different makarov nose.
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The photo above is a tool i learned how to make on castboolits to clean molds with comet,water,and electric drill. No more sticking boolits when trying to drop into cooling bucket.

i ordered this below minus the motor. The one i ordered has air pressure line for lube.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wXbLxgJnBnI



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Postby helg » Mon May 27, 2013 11:39 pm

Here is my collection of Makarov' "noses"
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carload9
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Postby carload9 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:17 am

where do u get the castboolit one? On their forum? That lube grove is really deep, looks like it could be sized down to .356?

helg
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Postby helg » Tue May 28, 2013 11:37 am

That mold was out of group buy at castboolits forum back in 2008 or 2009. This is standard Lee 6-banger.

I have tried to resize it to .356 and shoot from 9x19 - it works fine. Resizing does not add any burrs, and the groove is still deep afterwards.
On the other side, the resizing requires significant force on the press. It is OK to resize 10-20 bullets, though it would be a pain to do a thousand.

I ended up buying Ranchdog .357 mold for the "baby loads" on 9x19. The Ranchdog .357 has the same shape as his pictured above Makarov' mold.

carload9
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weight?

Postby carload9 » Tue May 28, 2013 11:40 am

What does it weigh? I have a magma lubesizer on order. Iam gonna try to buy a handfull of these. Thanks.

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Postby WyrTwister » Tue May 28, 2013 12:16 pm

helg wrote:That mold was out of group buy at castboolits forum back in 2008 or 2009. This is standard Lee 6-banger.

I have tried to resize it to .356 and shoot from 9x19 - it works fine. Resizing does not add any burrs, and the groove is still deep afterwards.
On the other side, the resizing requires significant force on the press. It is OK to resize 10-20 bullets, though it would be a pain to do a thousand.

I ended up buying Ranchdog .357 mold for the "baby loads" on 9x19. The Ranchdog .357 has the same shape as his pictured above Makarov' mold.



Were you using a Lee sizing die ? Tumble lubing before sizing makes it easier . Then tumble lube , post sizing .

What kind of press ?

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Wyr

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Re: weight?

Postby helg » Tue May 28, 2013 3:21 pm

carload9 wrote:What does it weigh? I have a magma lubesizer on order. Iam gonna try to buy a handfull of these. Thanks.

The bullet is 95 grains lubed.
WyrTwister wrote:Were you using a Lee sizing die ? Tumble lubing before sizing makes it easier . Then tumble lube , post sizing .

To resize to Makarov .365, I use Lee style push-through die by buckshot@castboolits. That time he made it for less than Lee custom die, and did it quick - i got the die in few days after placing an order. 9x19's .356 resizing was made with lee stock sizer. i believe that I lubed the bullet before that big resizing, as i always do.

The press... That time it was the simplest Lee C-press. I might need to try with the iron case one.

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Helg

Postby carload9 » Wed May 29, 2013 11:01 pm

Helg, thanks,, I found some in america/phoenix AZ.. 100 for $12. Iam gonna run em thru tcp738 if i get it back from the female good lookin gunsmith here at gander mtn..


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