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Lee C329-205-1R Mold

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by grsjax, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. grsjax

    grsjax Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any experiance with this cast bullet? I was thinking of resizing to .324 and using it in an 8mm Mauser. Gas checked at ~2000fps.
  2. Remo-99

    Remo-99 Well-Known Member

    If you slug your bore to determin the true groove diameter of your rifle, cast rifle bullets tend to shoot a little better if they are ~0.002" to 0.003" over the groove size.
    And I think custom size sizers can be still ordered from Lee, if need be.
  3. Linear Thinker

    Linear Thinker Well-Known Member

    This mold is dedicated for 8x56R cartridge, which uses bullets somewhat larger and heavier than the rest of 8MMs.
    No other mold maker makes 8x56R specific bullets, AFAIK. For that matter, Lee is the only bullet sizing die maker for .329, unless you ream out a smaller die from another make.

    Hooray for Lee for supporting the Mannlicher shooters!

    Given the low cost of Lee molds, you may be better off with Lee C324-175-1R ( Cataloged as 90274) if you want to shoot it in the other 8MMs. Be mindful of the .318 vs. .323 bore difference between the various generations of Mauser cartridges.
    Slugging the bore is a must!

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009

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