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Cast boolits: SUB-sonic 9mm mold?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by wacki, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

  2. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    As long as your having to size them anyway why not use a 158g mold for 38/357?

    If your wanting subsonic for suppressor use cast bullets are a bad idea unless you plan on coating them.
  3. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    I'd like to add that cast bullets using LLA are working great in a series of cans here in ORegon- so well in fact that I just traded off another batch of my personal stock to the owner of the cans in 3 calibers.
  4. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

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  5. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

    So now there's leaded-steel (lyman), cast iron (Saeco) and aluminum (m2) blocks. What's the diff?
  6. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

    Well I have both aluminum and steel blocks and both have there pro's and con's. The steel mold won't damage or warp very easy and seems to hold there heat more constantly While Aluminum molds can damage easier but are also cheaper and if you over heat them they cool off a lot faster. Other than that I haven't noticed much diffferent in the molds. I do like my lyman 358429 but I think that a steel 4 cavity or more would get heavy pretty quick.

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