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45-70 Marlin mold - Page 5 - Mountain Molds

45-70 Marlin mold

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby Bangbangman » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:33 am

Mold arrived safe, thanks.

Do the Gator .458 GC (outer diameter .468) crimp down to a more sensible size? If not, why isn't it a problem trying to stuff something so much larger than bore diameter down the barrel?

Thanks again,

Ben

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby mtngun » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:13 am

The oversize gas check will swage down in the sizing die when you size the bullet. That's how a crimp-on gas check is intended to work.

Glad the mold made it to Wales. :)

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby Bangbangman » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:17 am

Diolch yn fawr!

I'll let you know how I get on. I'm not there on the equipment front yet and the gas checks are on order at present.

I'm guessing it wouldn't be a good idea to try the bullets plus gas checks unsized, then!

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby Bangbangman » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:36 pm

I haven't had a chance to cast yet (been away).

However, I have decided this bullet will be named "Mjollnir". Hopefully it will perform like its namesake, Mjölnir!

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby mtngun » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:39 pm

Well, it should definitely hammer your shoulder, anyway. :lol:

Let's hope your gun approves.

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby Bangbangman » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:05 pm

Meet Mjölnir:





I've no previous experience to compare to but the mold seemed to perform well, so long as I kept my speed/rhythm up.

The bullets cast at an average 460gr and .462 diameter:



I can't wait to see how they shoot. I just need to sort out my Lubrisizer and make up some test loads.

Many thanks for being part of my intro to casting!

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Re: 45-70 Marlin mold

Postby mtngun » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:11 pm

Thanks for the awesome photos. Let's hope they shoot as good as they look. :)


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