Lee bullet molds that have been discontinued ?......

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  1. jmars

    jmars Member

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    I think (but am not sure) that Lee has discontinued their .32 caliber double ended wadcutter
    molds. If this is the case, I'm surprised because this bullet has worked VERY well in my 4" model 16-4 .32 magnum.

    Over the years, what others have been discontinued?
     
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  2. Barbaroja

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    They discontinued the .410 240gn swc for the 41 magnum. Found mine on eBay 2 years ago. Good bullet
     
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  3. whisler

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    44 wadcutter.
     
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  4. Duster340

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    I scored some neat old discontinued molds over the years. All 44s - 116 gr WC, 162gr WC, 170 gr RN, 208 gr WC
     
  5. StrawHat

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    I believe all of the hollow point molds are gone. I have two, one for the 36 and the other for the 44 cap and ball revolver.

    Kevin
     
  6. GooseGestapo

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    I really wish I could find a 6-cavity 100gr .312” DEWC mold. They are “hens teeth”.
     
  7. jmars

    jmars Member

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    I'm glad I already have that mold and their .44 wadcutter mold. I imagine that
    their .32 SWC bullet could be loaded backwards?
     
  8. GooseGestapo

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    I do have a Lee 90gr SWC-TL, but, it’s just a two cavity...
    I bought a NOE 4-cavities 89gr WC. Haven’t had a chance to shoot any.
    Will, soon... The Lee TC is a tad undersized. The NOE is perfect with bullets dropping at 0.3135-.314”.
     
  9. brickeyee

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    If they have a cutter, waving enough money at them might get you a new mold.

    It is rarely cost effective though.
     
  10. Elkins45

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    I have a 185(ish) grain 45 auto SWC mold from the mid-80s that was a solid performer. It’s been gone from the catalog for a long time now.
     
  11. Zygodactyl

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    Lee has made custom molds to order. I have a 54 sharps and a 45-70 hollow point that were special orders. They temporarily suspended their custom program on March 21, 2021 to deal with back orders. It's not cheap and you have to buy a minimum number of molds. The guy I got the sharps mold from sold his extras on e-bay. So, I imagine his customers paid for his custom mold.
     
  12. StrawHat

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    Another forum I belong to has used Lee for custom orders. We stopped. Lee could not hold tolerances for a batch of 25, let alone 50 or 100. It is a shame but the molds needed to be identical and they were not.

    Kevin
     
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