45-70 Marlin mold

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by Bangbangman » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:20 pm

Dumb question but what is it used for and where do I buy one!

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by mtngun » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:48 pm

The nose punch aka top punch is used to push the bullet into the lubrisizer. Pointy bullets require a fitted punch, flat nose bullets are usually OK with a 35 caliber flat punch.
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I believe Lyman offers a flat punch, though I don't know the number. NOE also sells them. Or you can buy one from me for $10 (just send $10 to my email).

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by Bangbangman » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:32 pm

Thanks- I'll buy one from you, please.

Is the PayPal email mtngun at gmail dot com?

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by mtngun » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:42 am

Yes.

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by Bangbangman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:39 am

Payment sent by PP.

Thanks.

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by mtngun » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:49 am

Your mold & punch should ship Friday.

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by Bangbangman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:33 am

That's quick!

Thanks!

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by Bangbangman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:47 am

Hi mtngun, I was discussing the mold I ordered with an experienced caster who is helping me get set up.

He raised the concern that the .458 Gator gas checks will be too small for my bore and this could cause problems with hot gas bypassing the gas check and damaging the bullet, spoiling concentricity.

This is something I hadn't considered, but it does make sense, since my bullet will be .462 diam.

Is this a problem and can it be fixed?

Thanks,

Ben

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by mtngun » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:12 pm

The Gator 458 rifle checks are 0.468" OD, so no worries.

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Post by Bangbangman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:17 pm

Excellent!

I thought something so obvious would not have escaped you.

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