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Lee Two Cavity Mold

 

Lee Two Cavity Bullet Mold

.379 Caliber  379-250-RF



 



 2011-08-23


I bought this mold to shoot cast bullets in the .38-55. This mold required no "Leementing". Unlike other reports, I fuond this mold to work perfectly right out of the box. ( After a serious scrubbing with brake cleaner, and a tooth brush. )


I poured about 300 each bottom pour bullets using both cavities and another 300 using only cavity one and a Lyman ladle.

As expected, the ladle poured bullets were slightly  more uniform than the bottom poured.

Diameter as cast from clip on wheel weights is .3796  to .3813.

Weight averages 252 gr. Normal weight range of about 251 to 254 gr.

These were sized with the Lyman 4500 lubrisizer. I was not able to try Lee Liquid Alox because for some strange reason, Lee does not offer a sizing die for this bullet.

After a little load development and experimentation with seating depth and crimp. these bullets shoot very well

All loads are using
Star-Line .38-55 cases.
CCI large rifle primers.
Winchester 1885 replica
Nikon 24x variable.
Lyman 50/50 Alox/Beeswax lube


Powder  Charge Velocity  Range  Shots  Group 
2015  21  1225  50  5 groups 3 shots 0.39 
2015  23   50 5 groups 3 shots  0.87 
Unique  8 1093  50 5 groups 3 shots  0.76 
2015  21 1225  100 14 groups 3 shots  0.89 
Unique  8   100 28 groups 3 shots  1.32 
Unique 8.5    100  12 groups 3 shots  1.56 
Unique   9.0  1200  100  18 groups 3 shot   1.64 
Accurate No.9  18.2   100 3 groups 3 shots 2.52 
           
           
           



 

 

 
 

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