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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:55 am
by 6pt-sika
As to a larger sizing die for your lubricator "Buffalo Arms" will sell you whatever size your heart desires for about $48 . I have a .433" for my 444 stuff and a .461" for what little 45-70 I load , Buffalo Arms made them both and they work great . http://www.buffaloarms.com

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:19 am
by Bangbangman
Thanks Sika. I'll look at that.

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:23 am
by Bangbangman
I've just ordered this mold, 3 body bands to keep them just over 0.1"

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Now I just need:

Mold handles, furnace, flux, ladle, top punch, sizing dies, lube, gas checks...

Not forgetting, alloy!

Thanks for the advice and guidance, Mountain Molds.

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:17 pm
by 6pt-sika
I assume you already have a lubrisizer ?

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:05 am
by Bangbangman
No, that's on the list, too.

Thinking of getting the Lyman Master casting kit as it has many items off my list.

Ben

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:14 am
by dpm6264
bangbangman,
Been reading your thread here and just wanted to offer a suggestion and link regarding fire lapping.
Beartooth bullets offers lapping compound online as well as full lapping kits including bullets. Also they
offer a great technical guide in book form. Its a small book easy to read but very informative regarding
slugging your barrel, fire lapping and do's and don'ts regarding all of this. They offer good info on why
to use certain bullets for fire lapping and why not to use certain bullets like bore riders. The lapping
compound they offer is silicon carbide grease mix in 320 grit which I think is the best grit if you are going
to use just one grit. I think the lapping compound is $17.00 the book is $15.00 and I think the entire kit
is $55.00 or so.
http://beartoothbullets.com/index.htm
Good luck.

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:16 am
by Bangbangman
Thanks dpm624

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:09 am
by mtngun
dpm6264 wrote:Also they offer a great technical guide in book form. Its a small book easy to read but very informative regarding
slugging your barrel, fire lapping and do's and don'ts regarding all of this. They offer good info on why
to use certain bullets for fire lapping and why not to use certain bullets like bore riders.

Beware of people selling books on the "secrets" of cast bullets.

I do not sell a book. I share my information freely. But for some reason people do not take you seriously unless you charge them money for that information. :lol:

By the way, I used tapered bullets to lap my 6x45 barrel. They worked fine. I used a bore rider to lap my 7-30 barrel, because that was the only bullet I had at the time. It worked fine. No special bullets are required for firelapping. Beware of people who are trying to sell you something.

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:41 pm
by Bangbangman
Thanks for the advice!

I've ordered a Lyman sizing die from Buckshot (I have a source for a Lubrisizer 4500).

Do I need a special top punch for these large, flat meplat bullets?

Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:12 pm
by mtngun
Use a flat nose punch.