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    Which accurate mold for 1895s?

    I'm looking at their 405 gr offerings and can't decide. Does anyone have first hand experience with accurate molds? I don't wont to fool with gas checks.

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    I don't have any experience with Accurate molds, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. I use Lee and Ranch Dog molds for my 45-70. You don't really need gas checks on your bullets if they fit the barrel correctly. My Lee 457-405-F is a plain base mold that drops bullets at .459 so I just shoot as cast. I've pushed this bullet to 1700fps without leading.

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    Which accurate mold for 1895s?

    Quote Originally Posted by keyston44 View Post
    I don't have any experience with Accurate molds, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. I use Lee and Ranch Dog molds for my 45-70. You don't really need gas checks on your bullets if they fit the barrel correctly. My Lee 457-405-F is a plain base mold that drops bullets at .459 so I just shoot as cast. I've pushed this bullet to 1700fps without leading.

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    Do you tumble or pan lube?

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    I tumble lube my handgun bullets. Dip lube my rifle bullets or any bullet that might be used in a rifle. I use Lee Liquid Alox melted with Johnson Paste Wax for cast bullet lube.

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    Doc Holliday just set me up with a design he uses from Accurate #46-430V it takes a gas check. He seems to be quit familiar with different desings from Accurate shoot him a PM

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    I just ordered a mold from them yesterday, mine is the 46-400-L, cut for gas checks. Had I decided to forego the gas checks, I'd have gone with the 46-400M, seen here:

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    Why the 46-400m?

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    I think it's a good basic design............three driving bands, wide lube grooves to hold plenty of Wind's Wonder Wax, and a big flat nose to give it a little more impact energy. It looks similar to the Beartooth designs, which are very popular and good sellers, especially among hunters. Just my own logic, you may have lots of reasons to go with a different design. They sure do offer plenty of choices!
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    I agree with papajohn, There are a lot of choices at Accurate Molds. They have a 350, 400, 405, 415, 430, 540 and maybe more with the same nose profile. Just click on the pics and look at the meplat size and you will see alot of them are .370, Any of them would be good boolits and take any game you were after. It comes down to what size you want to shoot and what game you are after. I wouldnt get the 46-540V to shoot at a white tail dear.... waste of lead, the 46-350V is great for that. 400, 415, 430 are great for anything like elk, moose, bear etc... the 540V would be for a charging Grizzly to break down shoulders or put one through his skull.

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    I have 2 of Accurate Molds' tools, and both are of excellent quality. One (#46-405B) is a gas-checked design with Loverin overtones to its lube groove profile, and weighs 385 grains in 92/6/2 alloy with check attached. It is sized @ .459" to fit my Marlin 95 and a Ruger #1 in 45-70. I just finished assembling some loads with these bullets, and if the ^%$# wind will slow down I'll give them a test-drive in a day or two. This will be these castings' first firing. The Marlin did well with Lee 405 plain-bases a couple weeks ago @ 1300 FPS, 5-shotters went into 1.75"-2.00" at 100 yards with the open irons. The Acc 385s will be run at 1500, 1600, and 1700 to see how accuracy holds at higher velocity. I'm not adverse to using gas checks on rifle bullets, their presence gives a bit more flexibility to the bullet's usage range. They are superfluous on a lot of 45-70 loads, though--esp. the 1873-level work @ 1300 FPS.


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