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Looking at RD molds and can't decide between the 350 & the 425???? I have rifles dedicated to all critters up to 300WM, And my new GBL is for anything & everything else (woods, camping, Alaska.. ect) So Am I crazy for wanting to go 425 with no good (real) reason? Any draw backs of the 425 that I'm missing? This will be my first mold and first attempt at casting so any info is much appreciated.
 

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I have a 425 grain bullet mould for my 45-70's and they shoot wonderful, I also shoot a 500 grain bullet in the same rifles and it is also a wonderful accurate bullet.
 

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I have no use for small boolits, I can shoot 250s out of the odd six.
The 425 with the gas check taken off, makes a darn good flat based meat perpetrator.
 

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I sure like to wrap my 425 and 500 grainers with paper before I send them down range. ;)
 

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I have been casting and shooting both the 350 and 425 RD bullets and like them both. The 350 has less of a rainbow to it's trajectory so it will see more use, but if I was in grisly country I might think different.
 

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Big heavy bullets in this caliber has always proven to be good. The lightest I shoot is a 350 and usually lean toward a old Ideal casting in 405 gr. Great penetration and lots of energy even at modest BP velocity.
I think you'll like what you can do with the 425 gr. RD bullet. Enjoy your 45-70, it will soon become you favorite weapon...

Wade
 

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Hopefully its your fav firearm, We dont own any weapons
 

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My advice...if you can, get both of those RD molds.

I did and I'm glad I did it...either bullet will do anything that needs done in this country, but its nice having both.
 
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