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Looks like 50-50 plain base & GC. What mold? Have you been in my garage? That looks eerily similar to my bucket with a paper cutter handle sticking out...parallel universe maybe.

I like "Keith" style SWC and HP forms. I also get a "kick" out of casting and shooting the single cavity WC "ash cans". For a 38/357 Handi-rifle, a Ruger Blackhawk, and an SP101, I feed them:

MOLD #MFGCAVITIESMATERIAL
358-429 DV​
LYMAN [SWC]​
2​
ST​
360-156​
MIHEC [HP & SWC pins]​
4​
BR​
358-429​
MIHEC [HP & SWC pins]​
2​
BR​
358-91​
LYMAN [SWC]​
4​
ST​
358-156​
LYMAN [SWC HP]​
1​
ST​
358-150 WC​
LEE [WC]​
1​
AL​
ST - Steel; BR - Brass; AL - Aluminum
 

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Looks like 50-50 plain base & GC. What mold? Have you been in my garage? That looks eerily similar to my bucket with a paper cutter handle sticking out...parallel universe maybe.

I like "Keith" style SWC and HP forms. I also get a "kick" out of casting and shooting the single cavity WC "ash cans". For a 38/357 Handi-rifle, a Ruger Blackhawk, and an SP101, I feed them:

MOLD #MFGCAVITIESMATERIAL
358-429 DV​
LYMAN [SWC]​
2​
ST​
360-156​
MIHEC [HP & SWC pins]​
4​
BR​
358-429​
MIHEC [HP & SWC pins]​
2​
BR​
358-91​
LYMAN [SWC]​
4​
ST​
358-156​
LYMAN [SWC HP]​
1​
ST​
358-150 WC​
LEE [WC]​
1​
AL​
ST - Steel; BR - Brass; AL - Aluminum
I believe it's a 358 456 mold. Found it on eBay last year. I think it makes a great bullet.
 

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The Queen of Hearts took a beating! And yes, those ARE good results. Top eject? Open sights? All are confidence builders for certain. All would be "boiler room of deer" meat getters without any further tweaking.

That powder charge is just about right too. Tweak a little maybe (plus 0.2 grains and minus 0.2 grains) looking for a "relative minimum" in group size. After that, seat some bullets a few thousandth (+0.003") shallower AND some a few thousandths (-0.003") deeper. All testing increases confidence in the shooter, the equipment, and the process, none of which is bad.

Then, move the line to 100 yards - or not.

Question at the bar is: How are you going to play "Old Maids" now? Your cards are Marked...
 
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