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Old 02-21-2021, 05:59 AM
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I was looking through my collection of old magazines (the reading kind) and enjoyed seeing an ad from Lyman touting the practicality of cast bullets (Shooting Times July 1964). Going beyond simply assembling components to duplicate factory ammo, cast bullets open new opportunities to increase the versatility and longevity if your favorite guns while maximizing cost savings. (Probably makes more sense these days than ever!)
Also, if you haven't ever seen them, Lyman's old cast bullet reloading manuals are fantastic!
Anyhow, a nice "blast" from the past!
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I’ve been casting my own bullets since the age of 12.......I’m 61 now!
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I guess Lyman got good response from that particular ad. I've been reading gun magazines almost sixty years and that may have been Lyman's most commonly seen ad for quite a while.
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I guess Lyman got good response from that particular ad. I've been reading gun magazines almost sixty years and that may have been Lyman's most commonly seen ad for quite a while.
I didn't know that, or at least, didn't notice.
It grabbed my eye because I like the idea it expresses.
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Been casting since 1980. I am at 82 molds now! And always looking for more (must be affordable!).

Do remember, you get what you pay for! Lyman's molds (and others) cost far more than Lee molds! I have Lee molds that have produced 80,000 bullets before problems started. I also have Lee molds that were junk right out of the box!

Good steel mold's life isn't measured in thousands of bullets or years of service, they are measured in decades! I have an Ideal mold (Lyman bought them in the 1920's) that is in its 12th decade of producing fine bullets! I have a 44 cal. cast iron round ball mold from the 1850's that is still going string!

The first Lyman mold I bought was a 30 cal. 117 RNFP/GC. An updated version of the Ideal 3118, for 32-20. It is made to use gas checks with, and you do not need gas checked bullets inn 32-20. But I have loaded this bullet in:

32-20

30-30

7.62x 39

308 Win

30 Carbine

7.63x25 AKA 30 Mauser & 30 Tokarve (sp)

32 S&W Long, 32 Colt New Police

303 British

303 Savage

300 Savage

Friends have loaded it in

7.7 Japanese

7.65 Argentine

30-06

300 Win Mag

I have never heard of a more versatile mold!

Last Lyman mold I bought was a brand new 32 ACP, 84 grain RN. A shop was cleaning out loading supplies and I got it for $10 (I cast 800 with it last fall)

The prize for least expensive mold goes to a 4 cavity SSK 310 grain 44 mag mold. It was given to me!

I keep my lead in 1 pound ingots. I use hammered in stamps to mark which alloy they are. There are over 600 pounds in the garage marked: Lead, WW for wheel weights, Type for linotype, and 1/20 tin to lead ratio. This fulfills every need I have come across.

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