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Old 10-12-2017, 6:22 PM
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Default Lyman 358101 mold...75gr 38-Spl/357-Mag loads...

I just came across a "new old stock" Lyman 358101 mold. I have always wanted this mold or the equivalent H&G mold. The H&G mold is like a unicorn...impossible to find. The Lyman 358101 is like an invisible unicorn...I have seen 6 of these in the last 5 years. Always out of my grasp, but not anymore.

Now that I have this I will cast up some bullets. Has anyone every loaded these? Does anyone have any loads for this bullet?

I have come across this load data from an old Lyman manual.




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Old 10-12-2017, 7:15 PM
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Cool stuff. That's one dinkey bullet. I've been loading and shooting some .38 Short Colt and .38 Long Colt just for giggles, and would be tempted to load those bullets for those cartridges. But that would be just me.
Bullseye and Unique are both available right now, so the listed data would seem to be a good direction.
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Wow, that looks like it could be fun, maybe a good little rat load! Let us know how it shoots...
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I will be casting these and powder coating them. Can't wait to see how they shoot.


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NOE makes a mold that is almost identical to that Lyman mold.

http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.p...o94mck5hge3bh2


Two bullet molds that are easier to find are the LEE 358-105-SWC and TL356-95-RF. Neither of those is as light as the one you list above, but they do work well. The 95 grain RF (actually a ranch Dog design) casts about 0.3585 so they can be used in a 38 special.



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NOE makes a mold that is almost identical to that Lyman mold.

http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.p...o94mck5hge3bh2


Two bullet molds that are easier to find are the LEE 358-105-SWC and TL356-95-RF. Neither of those is as light as the one you list above, but they do work well. The 95 grain RF (actually a ranch Dog design) casts about 0.3585 so they can be used in a 38 special.



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I have seen those, but I'm not a fan of aluminum molds. I like steel or brass molds.


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Default Lyman 358101 mold...75gr 38-Spl/357-Mag loads...

Here is the mold. When I got it, I could not believe how new it looks.

It still has the waxy / cosmoline paper around them. Mold has some waxy / cosmoline residue on them too.



I can't wait to cast and powder coat these and load them up in some 38 SPL brass.




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Here is some loading data for this mold. It is from the Lyman 44 Edition manual.



The Lyman 44 Edition is from 1967.


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