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Post by Reload3006 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:18 pm

I decided to get into casting for my 30 caliber rifles. I had an old lyman 31141 mold single cavity but that's kind of slow production for my taste. So I figured I'd look at evilbay and see what was there. Well it didn't take long to see that there is no way your going to buy anything on evilbay unless your stupid or barking mad. So I thought If used molds are going for more than new molds may as well buy an RCBS 30-180-FN Every place around is sold out of them. So I thought well I'd check out MP molds I own several of them and am Very impressed with them But none close to what I was looking for so I thought I would check out NOE molds. Man am I glad I did. I bought a NOE 311041 5 cavity aluminum mold. It came in the mail yesterday The quality is far beyond what I expected. I can hardly wait to cast some bullets with it. I was so impressed with it that I talked with Mr. Nelson about a group buy of a copy of RCBS 30-180-FN only with Captive hollow pointing pins. he was very receptive to the Idea and asked if I could send him some samples of the bullet so he could see if there was enough bullet Ogive and meplat for hollow pointing. I don't have this mold so I orderd one from midway of course its back-ordered do any of you have that mold? could you send me a few samples? if not eventually The one I ordered from Midway will get to me and I'll cast some and send them to him. Its nice to now have 2 custom mold builders who make great molds at what I consider to be very reasonable prices. any way if any of you guys want to check into this group buy I am trying to get started the discussion is in castboolits site.
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Post by Reload3006 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:26 pm

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Post by XbonesX on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:09 pm

Very nice looking mold. Never heard of them before, but looks like they are about 40 minutes down the road from me.

Looking at their .452 I don't see a 200gr SWC, bummer!

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Post by Reload3006 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:27 pm

Email Al Nelson ... he will get back with you pronto I have been very impressed with them and their prices are not all that bad even compared to production molds like Lyman or RCBS
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Post by Reload3006 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:26 am

just got done casting a bunch and OmG what a great mold drops beautiful little pills and no sticking great mold. I checked and sized and Lubed up a bunch of them with Jakes Purple .... after this yucky weather breaks I will put some of them down range in my 30-30 and 30-06
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Post by Reload3006 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:20 pm

I took ten out and just hopped a can around with the thudy thudy. I couldn't stand not shooting some of them. As I said I didn't put them on paper so I don't have an accuracy statement but setting them in a 30-30 case crimped heavily in the crimp groove sized with a .311 size die. No I didnt mike them. nor did I weigh them Reckon I should. Gas checked and lubed with jakes purple cresin they sat atop 16.5 gr of 2400 nice mild report low recoil and surprisingly accurate in terms of can hopping. Checked the bore and zero leading. So far I am an ecstatic camper.
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Post by eagle60 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:32 pm

That is great to hear Reload. They look like they are good molds going by the picture. Glad to hear that they are working out good for ya.
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Post by kcatto on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:28 am

Good to know i was just looking for a gang mold for my 30 cal...

any more news on the hollow point or the group buy?
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Post by Reload3006 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 am

I will have to email Mr Nelson and see what he says I got some bullets and sent them to him.
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Post by kcatto on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:07 pm

ok thank you...
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Post by Reload3006 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:49 pm

got an answer back from NOE
Got the samples - Thank you

Very interested in running them

Just haven't had time to set down and do anything with them

Will see what I can do this week.

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Post by kcatto on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:21 pm

sounds very cool.... thank you again...
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