Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Teh People's Republik of Kah-lee-fourn-ee-yaahh
Re: 45 BP bullet mold?
I got one of the first PRS 454-250 molds, back in '02 or '03. With just normal care, it's still cranking out beautiful bullets, literally thousands of rounds later.
I size to .452 and lube in an RCBS LAM; lubed with SPG or my homemade crisco/beeswax mixture (exact composition varies with the weather, more wax for our 100+ degree summer days), I've shot 9 stages without needing to stop down to clean, pistols or my 24" Marlin.
The only thing I've considered changing bullets for is to go to something lighter; I'm a card-carrying Warthog, but I do regret the couple of targets that I've broken ... For lighter, DD's 456-200 is looking interesting.
In short, in my experience, before the PRS, I was never able to find a bullet that held enough lube; I was forever making grease cookies for my rifle rounds, using the cap and ball trick of greasing my revolver chambers (but for a different reason), and cleaning every few stages. Are there other bullets that hold enough lube? Probably, but I'm happy with what I have, especially for the price...
Good luck, have fun and keep yer powder dry!
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--Robert. A. Heinlein