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Post by akm on Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:23 pm

Anyone have a recommendation on where to buy a good mould for casting 45 SWC at 185 gr, or have one they'd like to give up?

Open to make and number of cavities, thanks in advance.

Best
Andrew

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Post by James Hensler on Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:06 am

WTB Mould for casting SWC 45 185 gr 37ca0a10
Accurate sells several very nice molds
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Post by zanemoseley on Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:44 am

Magma Engineering has a very nice 185 grain H&G 68 version. I'm a fan of their steel molds, their sprue plate design is superior to any other mold I've used.

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Post by akm on Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:00 am

Thanks both, I will look into those.

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Post by chopper on Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:42 am

You might want to look at https://www.mp-molds.com/ also, they have some very nice molds. I like their 200 gr swc mold that can also cast 185 gr swc hollow points. Their molds are aluminum or brass, I have the 200 gr solid swc mold in brass. That cost me $90 a couple years ago, not bad for a 4 cavity H&G 68 brass mold.
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Post by fc60 on Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:51 am

Greetings,

Watch eBay for the Hensley & Gibbs #130 moulds. They have been selling at under $75.00.

Look at the photos carefully to spot nicks or dings on the cavity bases.

Some clean them with a wire wheel (very bad) and the cavity edges will show it. You want sharp edges.

Look at the mould half that has the two alignment holes. If they are nice and clean chances are the mould was not used much; or, the owner keep good care of them. Elongated holes show the owner "slammed" the mould shut during casting.

If there is Lead smeared about, no worries, it will clean up.

Cheers,

Dave
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Post by akm on Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:08 am

Thanks Dave

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Post by PhotoEscape on Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:11 pm

SAECO #130 is the closest to H&G #130 that can be purchased new from Graf & Sons - https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/search?keywords=saeco+130

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Post by akm on Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks AP, good to know..

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Post by Caster3845 on Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:18 pm

akm......There is currently a four cavity H&G #130 on e-bay that is setting at $46.00 with less than a day to go. It looks like it is in pretty good shape. If I didn't have three of them, I would be looking at it.... Paul
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Post by akm on Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:02 pm

Thanks Paul, I have money riding on that auction, have my fingers crossed Smile

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Post by Caster3845 on Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:34 pm

I hope that you win the auction. To me, a four cavity is just right. I have tried six and eight cavity, but they are just to heavy. I use two four cavity when I am casting. That way there is very little down time because when one is solidifying, the other one is being emptied and refilled. Then you just go alternate between the two moulds. A lot of bullets can be put out very quickly with that method and your arm doesn't get a workout.
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Post by akm on Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:51 pm

Oh yeah nice point; I did also pick up a used NEI full wadcutter for .38 so I will have something to alternate with if I win this one.

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Post by 10sandxs on Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:49 pm

I have two matches 4 cavity hg68 that I'd part with for $125+ shipping if your interested. Been used and maintained by bullseye high master prior to me. I also have some NOE 200 gr 5 cavity for sale

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Post by bruce martindale on Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:30 am

I have a NOS Lyman 2 cavity #130 copy for $40 if you wish

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Post by akm on Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:00 pm

Paul, that mould went for $81 and I didn't get it but thanks to Bruce I have another more affordable option.

Thanks all!

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