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MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:38 am
by 6pt-sika
Just sent in an order for a MM/RD 432-365GC !

Been contemplating this one for over a year and finally pulled the trigger today .

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:19 pm
by mtngun
Looks good.
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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:49 pm
by 6pt-sika
This thing darn sure better be good !

It's gotta save me from man eating whitetails and peanut butter eating black bears :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not really sure why I got hung up on a 365 grainer but I have been for awhile . Think I have 5 already in the 370-375 range . As well as 3 or 4 in the 340-350 range .

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:51 pm
by 6pt-sika
This thing should pretty much be a 40 grain heavier version of the 432-325GC you cut for me 2 or 3 years back .

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:37 pm
by 6pt-sika
It's my intention to use this bullet in my little circa 1966 "Retro 444P" with the 19" , 1-38" Micro Groove barrel .

I had Mountain Molds cut me a 432-325GC bullet specifically for this little rifle about 4 years ago and it shoots great . This little gun also does very well with the 3 or 4 375 grain molds I've had cut by MM , LBT and BRP so I see no reason this one shouldn't do well in the little rifle as well .

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I think three seasons ago I took the two deer below one evening using the 432-325GC bullet in this little rifle .

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:42 pm
by 6pt-sika
More then likely when I get this mold I'll run that bullet thru all three of my 444's and over the Chrony more just to see the differences .

I have the little 19" 1-38 Micro gun another 1-38 Micro gun with the factory length 24" barrel and finally a 1-20 Ballard gun with a 22" barrel .

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:01 am
by 6pt-sika
I think the mold guys have a race here lately .

In the past Mountain Molds typically got me whatever I ordered in 3 weeks or less The last couple years I've seen folks say Accurate Molds got the molds out in a week . Well I ordered the mold this thread was started about monday and today thursday of the same week I just recieved the tracking number for my mold as in in the mail and on the way !

Thats pretty darn good order in mold cut and out in less then four days and it was shipped second day so I should have it friday or saturday !

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:23 am
by mtngun
Well, I hope your design works out for you. More likely it'll show up next week.

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:13 am
by 6pt-sika
mtngun wrote:Well, I hope your design works out for you. More likely it'll show up next week.
Heck as long as it shoots well on paper say three in 2" or less at 100 . And it's been my experience with the herd of 444's I've used that isn't always that difficult to accomplish . Now of course with wheelweight alloy I've found anything over 315 grains needed to be water quenched . I think air cooled was soft enough that it would not hold the Micro Groove rifling well as I need to push them fairly well to stabalize .

I've got my 1966 Retro 444P set up with no less then four different 300 grain bullets for the upcoming Damage Control hunting , but if I can get this bullet to shoot to suit me in the Retro gun it may jump to the front in the little rifle !

Or it may be held back until actual hunting season arrives ;)

Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:15 am
by 6pt-sika
Let me elaborate a bit .

In the post above I said anything over 315 grains from WW alloy needed to be water quenched and thats not true . It is true in anything with the 1-38 Micro Groove rifling but the 1-20 Ballard rifled guns seem to do fine without water quenching .