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Old 10-15-2017, 7:26 AM
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Default Lyman 454309 mold...235-240gr WC for 45 ACP or 45 Colt...

I came across this semi-rare (unknown to me) crazy looking 45 caliber wad-cutter mold. I have yet to cast with it, mold cavities look OK. Outside of the mold, looks like someone used a steel hammer to cast with them. They came with the mold and handle for $30. I didn't think it was a bad deal. I purchased these in person at a local shop.

I'm a sucker for wad-cutter molds. I shot so many 38 SPL wad cutters as a kid that when a bullet had a tapered nose I was mad it did not shoot clean holes in paper.

Has anyone cast with this mold or shot these bullets from this mold #?


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Old 10-15-2017, 9:31 AM
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according to my book that is a 45 colt mold, sometimes called a long colt. I doubt if they would function in a .45acp.
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according to my book that is a 45 colt mold, sometimes called a long colt. I doubt if they would function in a .45acp.


I plan on shooting it out of my Ruger New Vaquero with both my 45 ACP cylinder and also 45 LC cylinder.




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Default Lyman 454309 mold...235-240gr WC for 45 ACP or 45 Colt...

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

This is for 45 Colt loading data...



The Lyman 44 Edition is from 1967.



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Default Lyman 454309 mold...235-240gr WC for 45 ACP or 45 Colt...

Here is some loading data for this mold. It is from the Ideal 38 Edition manual.

This is for 45 Auto Rim loading data...



The Ideal 38 Edition is from 1951.

I will use the 45 Auto Rim data for this bullet and load it into 45 ACP for my Ruger New Vaquero 45 ACP cylinder. Should work good.


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Here is some loading data for this mold. It is from the Ideal 38 Edition manual.

This is for 45 Colt loading data...



The Ideal 38 Edition is from 1951.




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I think that is the mold I have in Mexico .
The last time I drove [ back when Reagan went ] I bought 2 cans [ cardboard ] of bullseye .
I stopped casting there after that . It was pain to size the pills - Lee - O frame - to hard to get lead .
Now I just take a box of FMJ pills - still have some bulls eye left . Trying to convince wife to drive so I can get some CFE there .
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