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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2016, 11:48:32 AM »
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2016, 12:21:33 PM »

Mine the very max level load in chamber behind the bullet that is just dropped in is   95 gr.
So for somebody using a smaller 475 gr bullet, you might get a bit more powder.


mine are 490 grain ring tails. Notice the driving bands are different diameters.



 I push them in til the front band crunches into the rifling, that way it can't fall back any. loading them that way mine will hold 110 grains but I started making paper cartridges that hold 80 grains and they are a perfect fit.



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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2016, 12:25:48 PM »
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2016, 05:41:19 PM »
I have some ring tails I got from Dixie.  They are made for attaching a paper cartridge to.
I am hoping the 2nd sunday in April is a very good day and they have an informal shoot at the BP range here. Want to try to use up my paper cartridges ( 28) and then my brass ones.
Using up the paper ones. might goad me into making some new flat bottomed ones.
My range really isn't long enough for this sharps.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2016, 06:17:36 PM »
I have some ring tails I got from Dixie.  They are made for attaching a paper cartridge to.


Yeah, I know but talk about a PITA to make. )L$
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2016, 07:00:12 AM »
I have some ring tails I got from Dixie.  They are made for attaching a paper cartridge to.


Yeah, I know but talk about a PITA to make. )L$
Yep those live ringtails can be a real PITA to contend with!
Have to import them from Dixie as not too many around here.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2016, 10:01:14 AM »
I have some ring tails I got from Dixie.  They are made for attaching a paper cartridge to.


Yeah, I know but talk about a PITA to make. )L$
Yep those live ringtails can be a real PITA to contend with!
Have to import them from Dixie as not too many around here.

I bought a mold from Moose Molds. It was expensive compared to my Lee's but it's very well made and came with handles. I tried to find a used Lyman but they were hard to find and people that had them were extremely proud of them.





They carry a lot of hard to find molds
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2016, 11:42:48 AM »
they custom make the moulds as ordered.
I got my Smith mould from them.

But my sharps mould came from Pedersoli
Roughly the same price.

Accurate moulds also does a ringtail

http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=54-475R-D.png
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2016, 02:22:36 PM »


Accurate moulds also does a ringtail

http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=54-475R-D.png

That's not what I would call a ring tail. Mine is an IAB and I did a lot of research on bullet sizes before I bought my mold. That one is only .547 in diameter which will probably work ok in the Pedersoli which has a smaller bore than the IAB. My biggest ring is .557 in diameter
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2016, 03:24:27 PM »
with accurate moulds you can have him tailor a mould he already has to your specs or do a complete custom one.  Lot of options  Of course he isn't cheapeither.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2016, 04:59:40 PM »
with accurate moulds you can have him tailor a mould he already has to your specs or do a complete custom one.  Lot of options  Of course he isn't cheapeither.

I don't do much expensive stuff, don't do anywhere near expensive now. If my Sharps hadn't had such an oddball bore I would have found something that worked whether it was a ring tail or not but I figured since I was paying 125.00 bucks for a freakin mold I was going to get what I wanted.  )L$ That is almost twice the highest price I have ever paid for a bullet mold. The next most expensive was 65.00(shipped) for an RCBS 255 grain Keith mold for my last 1911.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2016, 06:12:59 PM »
I don't mean to come off sounding like a cheap a$$ prick but that's what I am. (k- There was a time I'd have done it and not thought twice about it but those days are just a distant memory now.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2016, 07:03:46 AM »
I don't mean to come off sounding like a cheap a$$ prick but that's what I am. (k- There was a time I'd have done it and not thought twice about it but those days are just a distant memory now.
Me thinks you may have a one or two too many adjectives in that there description M__ (?^

But in all things you normally get what you pay for.
My Smith mould from Moose  was $180   and accurate moulds for a genel sized 2 cavity is $190+
But generally they are custom built one at a time. Thus more attention to detail and quality.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2016, 09:07:10 AM »
If I'd had to pay 180.00 for a mold I still wouldn't have it. )L$ I thought all the Moose molds were the same price.
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Re: Ben waiting for this
« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2016, 08:17:18 PM »
If I'd had to pay 180.00 for a mold I still wouldn't have it. )L$ I thought all the Moose molds were the same price.
My Smith was Moose  and ran me right at $180  no handles, but I think that was shipping to.
Also because I needed mine a bit bigger than his standard  listing.
My Sharps is Pedersoli  forget the price
My revolver are accurate  and $190+
The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.
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to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946
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