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#1872050 - 03/29/22 01:17 PM .38 Special, Lead Round Nose, Custom Hollowpoint Mold
Texasflyboy Offline
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Registered: 01/18/09
Posts: 673
Loc: Falls Church, Va
City or County: Falls Church
Hensley & Gibbs two cavity mold. Design #39. Design #39 is a lead round nose flat base projectile that normally weighs about 158 grains when cast with Lyman #2 mix. I sent the mold to Eric Ohlen to have it converted to cast Hollow Point Bullets. I have two sets of pins, one set casts a hollow point, the other set returns the mold to casting a lead round nose. Hollow point bullets weigh about 152 grains. The load I am currently testing is x.x grains of bullseye in Winchester .38 Special cases for use only in .357 magnum chambered revolvers. Each reloaded round costs me about .06 cents to manufacture. My lead, powder, and primers are all from the 20th century.

#1916053 - 08/06/22 05:05 PM Re: .38 Special, Lead Round Nose, Custom Hollowpoint Mold [Re: Texasflyboy]
blue1 Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 52
Loc: Stafford
City or County: Fredericksburg

#1920463 - 08/19/22 12:48 PM Re: .38 Special, Lead Round Nose, Custom Hollowpoint Mold [Re: Texasflyboy]
mequirky Offline
Conversion Madness

Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 1299
Loc: Dale City Va.
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Do you use as cast or do you size to 358/359?
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.

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