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Post by Tim:H11 on 3/20/2017, 10:31 am

I'm using a Lee Aluminum 2 cavity mold for a 200 grain LSWC .452 Diameter. It doesn't have a very broad shoulder so it tears paper a bit instead of a perfect hole punch like bullet hole in the paper. What other mold could I get into thats not so expensive but still produces a quality bullet. The Lee shoots accurate enough. Just not a good impact on paper.
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Post by jglenn21 on 3/20/2017, 6:22 pm

define expensive.

if you keep an eye on eBay you can find some older Saeco molds that are great.. the #68 and #69 are great 200 grain bullets.

I have quite a few of the saeco 4 cavities that have been terrific over the years.
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Post by NuJudge on 3/20/2017, 8:57 pm

I've only shot swaged bullets at longer ranges.  I have the Lee 200gr SWC 6-cavity mold and like how it shoots a lot at shorter ranges.  

Can I suggest you look at the NOE offerings for something else similar to the H&G 68 mold?  
http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=41&osCsid=kjid9d92vuf4rlbk3o1ct4hit7  

Once you find something you like, there is a sub-forum on the Cast Boolits website where you can beg for a few of a particular design bullet to see if your pistol likes them:  
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?49-The-Boolit-Exchange

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Post by Al on 3/21/2017, 10:57 am

If it shoots well, don't worry about what the holes look like, just where they're placed on target. 

I use the H&G 130 for 50' and 25 yard lines. they tear a horrible hole instead of punching a nice clean cut hole.  But they shoot very well at those distances so I let the scorer worry about it.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 3/21/2017, 11:03 am

When you blow out a 10 ring size hole from the backer all bullets tear the target.
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Post by Russ OR on 3/21/2017, 11:15 am

Al,  Do you have a special seating die for the H&G 130 bullets you load? - or do you use the RN or SWC seat die?
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Post by Al on 3/21/2017, 12:05 pm

Russ,
Just the SWC end of the Dillon 45 seater. Nothing special or exotic.

I just have to change it about 1/2 turn when I load H&G 68's.
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 3/21/2017, 12:58 pm

Shoulder contact seating dies are out there & work great.  One less thing for me to forget.
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Post by KenO on 3/21/2017, 8:31 pm

I like Accurate molds, he makes what size you want (.452, 453, 454, etc. Also, he makes them in flat, or bevel base, I like FB bullets.

I have a 185 that is on the H&G 68 design (a longer nose than the 130). Here is a link: http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=45-185A-D.png   

I have an original H&G 130 mold that doesn't get much use.   I have had a few that didn't feed, and never a problem with the above bullet.

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Post by Ghillieman on 3/24/2017, 9:58 am

I used a lot of Lee 200gr SWC. With 5gr Bullseye it leaves a nice crisp cut hole.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 3/24/2017, 11:31 am

Ghillieman wrote:I used a lot of Lee 200gr SWC. With 5gr Bullseye it leaves a nice crisp cut hole.
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Post by s1120 on 3/27/2017, 11:44 am

Chris Miceli wrote:
Ghillieman wrote:I used a lot of Lee 200gr SWC. With 5gr Bullseye it leaves a nice crisp cut hole.
5gn you're the manliest of men.

LOL  ya that seems a little crisp...  I'm running 3gr BE   in my iron sight, sloppy old 1911

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