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Post by Tim:H11 on 3/10/2018, 9:40 pm

Those of you who cast their own bullets - specifically 45 caliber 200 grain semi wad cutter - Lee says their bullet is of the H&G 68 style or design. Is the Lyman 200 grain LSWC the same H&G 68 style? Or is it different? Same shape and dimensions?
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Chris Miceli on 3/10/2018, 10:01 pm

Internet search pulled this up 
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Wobbley on 3/10/2018, 11:52 pm

H&G eventually had two styles of 68.  The 68 proper which is a plain base and the 68BB which is a bevel Base.  SAECO/Redding sell a bevel Base version.  The other makers follow the “intent’ of the design to varying levels. Most of them will shoot if cast well.
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by KenO on 3/11/2018, 7:01 pm

Try Accurate molds, the website is cumbersome, here is the page for the H&G 68 clone, and he has both flat base and beveled http://www.accuratemolds.com/catalog.php?page=13  When you order, you punch in the alloy, and size you want it to finish at. Also, what you want it made out of (steel, brass, or aluminum).

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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Wobbley on 3/11/2018, 10:05 pm

Avoid brass.  Unless it’s stress relieved right it can warp.
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Tim:H11 on 3/11/2018, 10:57 pm

I just wanted to know if there were any major differences between the bullet design of a 200 grain semi wad cutter amongst manufacturers. I appreciate your recommendations. But they’re straying from my question.
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Jon Eulette on 3/11/2018, 11:05 pm

Yes in most cases they are all slightly different.
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Chris Miceli on 3/11/2018, 11:05 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:I just wanted to know if there were any major differences between the bullet design of a 200 grain semi wad cutter amongst manufacturers. I appreciate your recommendations. But they’re straying from my question.
i would consider any change to the bullet design a major change. Everyone has the mod design they use. Look at accurate mold you'll see several 200lswc shapes
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by USSR on 3/12/2018, 6:16 am

Wobbley wrote:Avoid brass.  Unless it’s stress relieved right it can warp.

Ah, I have more than half a dozen brass moulds, and warping is not a problem.

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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by ric1911a1 on 3/12/2018, 6:48 am

When I was casting, I primarily used a Lyman 200 grain 452460. It is different than the H&G 68.
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 3/12/2018, 7:43 am

Wobbley wrote:Avoid brass.  Unless it’s stress relieved right it can warp.

If the mold maker has enough experience to machine the mold, they probably know a little bit of metallurgy to go along with the machining expertise.
You don't stay in a precision field for long if don't produce a good product.
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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by 243winxb on 3/13/2018, 7:41 am

There  is/was  5 or more different 68 designs.  http://www.hensleygibbs.com/casting/hgmoldchart.htm

Just buy the Lyman 200 gr lswc BB .

You will have to wipe lube off the bevel area, after sizing in a Lyman 450 lube sizer.

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Re: 200 Grain LSWC Molds

Post by Dave C. on 3/18/2018, 8:43 pm

I have two 8 cavity H&G #68 molds that cast two different bullets.  The lube ring is in different locations.  They both shoot tiny groups at 50 yds.

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