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.31 cal moulds

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Captain*kirk, May 3, 2011.

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  1. Captain*kirk

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    OK, now that I have my Baby Dragoon in .31 cal, I need to get a mould for it. I measured the chambers at .320. Does anyone have a particular mould make or size they would recommend for this gun?
    Most of what I've read indicated .321 is "standard" but I can't located any RB moulds in this size. I have handles for Lyman mould blocks and the rest are Lees, which come with handles. Open to suggestions....
     
  2. arcticap

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    "0 buck" shot measures .32.

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/amm.html

    That product has been discontinued by Hornady but some outfit should still have some in stock. I believe that Kwhi43 recently called Hornady and bought his direct from what they had left in stock.
     
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    Thanks for the info. As much as I love this little booger, I doubt I will put a lot of rounds through it with 4 other "manly-sized" C&B pistols around, so a hundred RBs will probably last me 10 years. I just hate not having a mould in case I can't buy RBs.
     
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    If you are like me you will shoot it a lot more than you think you will now.
     
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    Could be...it's growin' on me in leaps & bounds already.
    It's cute!
    Compared to Big Daddy Dragoon, that is!
     
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    It may be crude but you can re-size a round ball by drilling a hole and finish it to the size you want in a piece of 1/4 inch steel and pound a ball through it. What you wind up with is an elongated "conical" bullet the size you want.
    I did this to resize some .457 balls into .440 bullets to test my new .45 rifle while I waited for the proper mold to show up.
     
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