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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    While we're wishing, maybe a nice 220-225 gr .359 (.360?) as a heavyweight for the .35 Rem, .356 and .358 Win? With that famous RD nose, it would really lay a smackin' on 'em.
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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    all of them

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    I'd prefer a 45C in 255, but I'd buy a 300 grain 6 cavity mold for 45C. I do like my RD 432-265GCs and soon will start learning about his 432-350GCs.

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    Quote Originally Posted by jtaylor1960
    I missed out on the 323-170 and the 379-235 molds.
    I would buy these two molds.

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    I'm glad Ranch Dog decided to get back into the business; I have three (3) of his excellent molds. I'd like to see a 45LC-270gr as a "heavy" for "cowboy shooter's" with RD's "touch".

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    Quote Originally Posted by jtaylor1960
    I missed out on the 323-170
    I would like to see this one available too.

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    Ranch Dog I have a question for you. I am very inexperienced with regard to bullet molds and casting in gerneral. My question is this: I plan on doing most of my shooting with 45lc and 45/70 rifles. I haven't hunted for years since leaving Montana but may get back into it, I do shoot a lot though. I would like to have one mold for each rifle, figuring if I shoot the same bullet all the time I will become better acustomed to it. So, What molds would you recommend. The way I see it you are the master and I have great respectfor your opinion.
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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    Quote Originally Posted by dogg
    Ranch Dog I have a question for you. I am very inexperienced with regard to bullet molds and casting in gerneral. My question is this: I plan on doing most of my shooting with 45lc and 45/70 rifles. I haven't hunted for years since leaving Montana but may get back into it, I do shoot a lot though. I would like to have one mold for each rifle, figuring if I shoot the same bullet all the time I will become better acustomed to it. So, What molds would you recommend. The way I see it you are the master and I have great respectfor your opinion.
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    This is a tough time of the year for me as I run short on "forum" time but here I am.

    To answer your question dogg, my recommendations for the 45-70 Govt is based on if you are hunting open country or timber. For open country where your shots are beyond 75-yards, the TLC460-350-RF. For dark timber country, the TLC460-425-RF. What I would suggest is that you setup your 1895 with the 350-grain bullet sighted in with a low power scope, 4X, at 100-yards (funny how 4X is low power nowadays), and use the 45 Colt for the heavy, dark timber stuff.

    For your 1894, I will be introducing a new bullet, the TLC454-290-RF. It is simply my original 45 Colt bullet gas checked for so that you can push it to the same pressures that 1894s chambered in 41 and 44 Mag are using (42.0KPSI NMP and 48.0KPSI Pmax).

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    I take each of your recommendations seriously but first I need to make all my bullets available and that would include my semi-auto pistol bullets. I have a bunch of time and money in all of these so they need to pay for themselves

    I see I need to reform a lot of thinking about bullets and bullet designs. What has made my bullets successful is that I have never started by dictating bullet weight. This is naturally what a shooter or hunter thinks of but this simply compromises design. What I have done from the start, save two expectations, is start with the given that a cast bullet will shoot best if it is filling the throat, leade, and step with lead. Considering that the bullet nose, that portion of the bullet filling the throat, leade, and step is fixed, the only thing left to adjust is the body. If you look at any of my drawings, you will notice a blue vertical line which represents the center of lift and a circlex reticle representing the center of gravity. Bullet body length is used to pull these together. If these to references are out of whack, the bullet will be a failure.

    Let's use a 432-225 as an example in the 44 or 444. I know the bullet nose is fixed as it must fill the throat, leade, and step; so that portion of bullet weight is fixed. If I add bullet body to equal the target of 225-grains, the CG and CL are going to be quite a ways from each other. The bullet will be nose heavy and unstable. In that we have fixed bullet weight, 225-grains, the only place left to make the adjustment is to cut back on the nose. It will be shorter and the bullet is now jumping to the lands. Combustion gases will get ahead of the bullet because of the void in the throat, step, and lead; and this results in the etching or erosion that is known as leading.

    The two bullets that I mentioned as exceptions, I ignored my rules and it resulted in $$$ spent in failure. Sticking with these design knowns results in fewer problems for me coming back from the customers. It takes about $1K and a year of time to get a bullet designed, tested and satisfy me and $6K to put it in my shopping cart so I must be very careful that it will shoot right. I think I will end up with about 25 bullets designs that I eventually offer so you can do the math. I must be very careful to make sure that each is a success.

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    Re: What RD molds would you like to see available ???????

    Thanks Ranch Dog for the recommendations. I will set my 1895ltd IV for the tlc350, and my soon to be ABL for the tlc420. And I definetly want the 290gr gas check for my 45 colt rifles and my casull. Can't wait to get these molds. Thanks Dogg


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