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

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

Postby 6pt-sika » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:41 pm

Sorry for the late update !

But early in the 2012 Virginia rifle season I killed a pair od doe whitetails with the Mountain Molds 432-325GC bullet at about 40 yards !

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Shot a mature doe and a yearling doe with the MM 432-325GC bullet using my circa 1966 Retro 444P with a newer Weaver V4.5 on top !

The MM 432-325GC was pushed with 52 grains of XMR2015 and set off with a CCI200 primer .

Certainly more bullet thens needed for a whitetail but up to the task nontheless !

A better view of the 1966 Retro 444P with a Weaver K3 on top !

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

Postby mtngun » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:18 am

Putting meat in the freezer ! That's what it's all about. :)

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

Postby 6pt-sika » Sun May 05, 2013 4:04 pm

I am thinking I might step it up a bit with this little Retro 444P rifle .

Before I chopped the barrel I killed three whitetails with it using the Castboolits group buy 434-207GC bullet and it shot very nicely with that bullet .
Then after I chopped the barrel I used the LBT 433-340GC bullet and pole axed that little bear .
And of course I used the bullet from this thread for a pair in the 2012/13 season .

I am thinking perhaps this would be a good gun for a bullet of 360-365 grains .

I have a couple in the 350 range and several in the 375 range .

So why not split the difference !

This artcile has kinda had me intrested in a 360-365 grain offering for awhile .

http://leverguns.com/articles/anderson/444Outfitter.htm

And yes I know "there is no need" for a bullet that weight . Well atleast not for what I hunt , but then you could say that about 5 370-375 grain molds and 5 390-425 I just happen to have in my possesion at the moment !

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

Postby mt_sourdough » Mon May 06, 2013 8:43 pm

6pt, playing with new bullets is sorta contagious huh?

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

Postby 6pt-sika » Mon May 06, 2013 8:50 pm

mt_sourdough wrote:6pt, playing with new bullets is sorta contagious huh?



Isn't that the truth !

I think the last new mold I had cut was this 432-325GC .

Seems like I need to add a copy of your latest and perhaps another one or two !

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

Postby mt_sourdough » Tue May 07, 2013 12:23 pm

6pt-sika wrote:
mt_sourdough wrote:6pt, playing with new bullets is sorta contagious huh?



Isn't that the truth !

I think the last new mold I had cut was this 432-325GC .

Seems like I need to add a copy of your latest and perhaps another one or two !


Yea, I just put in an order fro a 30 cal bullet for my 336 30-30. I wanted to make a bullet that uses a lot less lead (125gr) and be able to shoot well in my 3336C. I haven't heard from Dan yet, I'm hoping my design doesn't offend.

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

Postby 6pt-sika » Tue May 07, 2013 1:37 pm

mt_sourdough wrote:
6pt-sika wrote:
mt_sourdough wrote:6pt, playing with new bullets is sorta contagious huh?



Isn't that the truth !

I think the last new mold I had cut was this 432-325GC .

Seems like I need to add a copy of your latest and perhaps another one or two !


Yea, I just put in an order fro a 30 cal bullet for my 336 30-30. I wanted to make a bullet that uses a lot less lead (125gr) and be able to shoot well in my 3336C. I haven't heard from Dan yet, I'm hoping my design doesn't offend.
. So what are you gonna do as to remaking your Hamfist mold ? That's one if the two others that interest me at the moment .

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

Postby mt_sourdough » Tue May 07, 2013 7:20 pm

6pt, I might have to put off the Hamfist for a month or so because I just ordered one mold from Dan last night and then I see Ranch Dog is running a small group buy for four different molds. One is a new and improved 311-165. Well I got in on that, plus all the stuff I need to start casting 30 cal bullets and I'm starting to break the bank. The fact is, the big boy you posted is just about what the new Hamfist is gonna be. The .270" nose length you chose will make it a sure thing.
Hey, I just thought of something. I bought a '65 shooters bible because I thought it would have some sort of article about the new 444 Marlin, but no dice. What it does have is a whole bunch of stuff about those Manlicher-Schoenhour (spelling?) rifles. I was wondering if you are interested in this old Shooters Bible, because I don't have much use for it.

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

Postby 6pt-sika » Tue May 07, 2013 9:25 pm

mt_sourdough wrote:
Hey, I just thought of something. I bought a '65 shooters bible because I thought it would have some sort of article about the new 444 Marlin, but no dice. What it does have is a whole bunch of stuff about those Manlicher-Schoenhour (spelling?) rifles. I was wondering if you are interested in this old Shooters Bible, because I don't have much use for it.


Thanks for the offer but I already have copies of the 64 and 65 Shooters Bible as well as Gun Digest .

Think my Shooters Bible's go from 1962 to about 1980 with none missing and the Gun Digest is I think 1964 to 1977 . And of course I have a few of both after those years !
When I started accumulating all year of the first two models of 444's that meant 64-75 and I got copies of both !

I was born in 61 and when I was a little guy my pop had a Shooters Bible from 1960 . I looked at that thing so many times I wore the covers off of it ! And that my friend is where I got my first knowledge of the Mannlicher Schoenauer , I always loved the look of them . Some day perhaps I can get one of the "Premier Grade" with all the engraving . There have been two or three of those floating around the internet for sale .

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

Postby mt_sourdough » Sun May 12, 2013 10:18 pm

Man, you aren't kidding! Those engraved "Premier Grade" rifles are incredible works of art. I normally dont get-off on engraved rifles, but those MS rifles are far from cheesy.


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