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MM/RD 432-325GC is a SUCCESS !!!

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:35 am
by 6pt-sika
Well I just did the Paypal thing for a 432-325GC mold with a Ranch Dog nose !

Had another gentleman help me with the layout so we could get as close as possible . And of course no tumble lube grooves !

Can't wait to see how this one comes out !

Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:36 am
by 6pt-sika
This one will go with the other 30 plus molds I have for my 444's !

Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:41 am
by mtngun
6pt-sika wrote:This one will go with the other 30 plus molds I have for my 444's !

I take it you are fond of the 444 ? :D

Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:29 pm
by 6pt-sika
mtngun wrote:
6pt-sika wrote:This one will go with the other 30 plus molds I have for my 444's !

I take it you are fond of the 444 ? :D


To be honest I owned a couple 444's in the past that I just fired jacketed reloads in , and while they did a satisfactory job it never really grew on me so to speak !

When I got into the 1964 to 1975 Marlin's in 444 and started shooting cast in them I kinda got to like the cartridge !

Now I'm at 24 rifles ! Of which all but one were made in the 1964 to 1975 years !

Incidently the MM 433-375GC and 433-400GC molds you made for me a year or two ago have worked nicely for me !
Wacked my only bear to date with the MM 433-375GC bullet last year at the terribly long distance of 9 1/2 yards !

After I got the 375 and 400 grain molds from you I also had Veral cut me an LBT version in the same weights as well as getting Bruce at BRP to cut me the same weights in a style more closely resembling the Ranch Dog style but with more traditional lube grooves very similar to what I have on this 432-325GC I just sent you funds for !

Depending on how well this one does I may get you to cut something in the same style in the 360-365 grain range !

Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:44 am
by Rimfire McNutjob
6pt-sika wrote:Wacked my only bear to date with the MM 433-375GC bullet last year at the terribly long distance of 9 1/2 yards !

What ... you couldn't call him in any closer? Slacker. ;)

Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:35 pm
by 6pt-sika
Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
6pt-sika wrote:Wacked my only bear to date with the MM 433-375GC bullet last year at the terribly long distance of 9 1/2 yards !

What ... you couldn't call him in any closer? Slacker. ;)



Well I intercepted her on the way to the peach tree's ;)

Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:50 pm
by 6pt-sika
Going by the computer rendition here , here's what my MM/RD 432-325GC should look like !

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Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:52 pm
by 6pt-sika
And the Mountian Molds - Ranch Dog 432-365GC I've been thinking long and hard about :wink:

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Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:53 pm
by 6pt-sika
And finally something a fellow in Texas put in my head a couple years ago !

There's a member of "The Cast Bullet Association" named Mustaffa Curtiss that lives in south Texas . And a couple years ago he sent me some letters about a couple articles I wrote for the club magazine "The Fouling Shot" . And in talking with him thru letters back and forth he told me about a Remington Rollingblock I believe it was that he rebarreled to 444 Marlin with a 1:16 twist , may have even been a Gain Twist barrel anyway he told me he shot bullets up to 465 grains with very nice results out to 800 yards pushing them with BP . Now I realize he had to seat them out a good bit further then I can in a lever rifle and ever hope for them to cycle thru the action . However I am thinking "perhaps" I can get a 425 grainer to seat deep enough and just possibly get enough powder in the case to stabalize them in my 2001 ballard fast twist barrel !

And here's what I've come up with on Mountain Molds website so far !

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Re: 432-325GC with RD nose

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:54 pm
by 6pt-sika
While I was at it why not go a little further out !

Although I am doubting I can seat these as deep as they need to be and still get enough powder in the case to stabalize and cycle thru a lever action !

This one would be a Mountain Molds - Ranch Dog 432-450GC ,

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And this one would be a Mountain Molds - Ranch Dog 432-465GC ,

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