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Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: January 23, 2021, 03:21:36 PM »
I just watched a Lyman 313249 two cavity round nosed mold close on the auction site for $105.00.  That seems to be the price range they are going for - as I have a permanent watch set up for that mold and watch them throughout the year.

Sure wish we could get this one off the ground.  If folks are willing to pay $105 for a Lyman 2 cavity round nose, I would think there would be a market for something like this with many more cavities for less money.  And you wouldn't even need to worry about whether the mold you just paid a lot of money for will cast too small for your purposes.  Just saying....

Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: January 04, 2021, 01:21:58 PM »

Thank you for setting the bait out there.  I will stand fast to my pole, and be ready to reel in any potential interested parties!

I too would like a 4 cavity plain based aluminum mold, if and when this becomes a real group buy thread.

And thank you for the potential interest David.  This is a mold that I do not necessarily need, but that I very much want!



Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: December 30, 2020, 04:12:33 PM »
Thank you, that would be great!

Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: December 25, 2020, 03:17:06 PM »

Looks very good to me.  Now we have to see what kind of fishermen we are,  and see how many interested parties can be reeled in.

Ha ha.

My son brought me a bottle of bourbon this morning, so I tip my glass to you on this Christmas day and wish you a peaceful and blessed evening.


Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: December 25, 2020, 02:24:32 PM »

The bullet I loaded into the 32-20 cases this week was .29 in length from the crimp groove to the top of the bullet.  This is one of the molds that I had Tom at Accurate Molds catalog for me.  It works perfectly in all my .32 Long, .32 H&R and 32-20 revolvers.  I have attached a shot of it in my 32-20 cylinder for my Uberti P Jr.  It is about maximum length in that cylinder.

So shortening the exposed nose just a hair may be a wise thing to do.  I doubt anyone would load the round nose bullet for a rifle with a tube magazine, but the one I loaded this week fits in my Savage 23C bolt action rifle magazine and cycles just fine.

Thanks again for the assistance - and have a wonderful Christmas day.


Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: December 25, 2020, 11:56:08 AM »

I would indeed prefer a larger diameter, and .315 would be better so that it can be sized down to .314. 

But I didn't want to trouble you to spend time with the drawing again, unless there was some interest shown by others.  But you are right, more options generally boost interest levels in these types of threads.

I have quite a few .32 revolvers.  Most have throats around .314.  My old S&W hand ejectors are .314, my Ruger Single Seven is .314, my Uberti Model P Jr in 32 H&R and 32-20 are .314 for both cylinders.  Only my newer Ruger DA .327 mag revolvers are smaller in the throats.

And you mentioned 32-20.  I just loaded some 32-20 rounds this week for my Uberti P Jr.  The OAL would be at about max for that revolver with .295" from crimp groove to the top of the bullet.  So I think the location of the crimp groove on your bullet design would work in all of my revolvers.

I was hoping for a round nosed design, with a good solid crimp groove, a solid base and decent sized lube groove.  I think your proposed design fills the bill on all of those things.

I am not a bullet designer nor am I an expert on bullet design.  So I would defer to others with such talents on any other aspect of your design.

I want this type of bullet purely for nostalgic reasons.  I realize that a round nose is probably the least useful type for most people.  But I enjoy loading round nosed bullets in my 38 special and 44 special revolvers and would like to have a similar design for my .32 caliber ones too.

Thanks again for your help with this.

Group Buy Discussions / Re: .32 Caliber Round Nose
« on: December 25, 2020, 07:19:25 AM »

Merry Christmas!

And thank you very much for generously spending your time on Christmas eve to draw up the bullet that I had asked about.

What you have drawn would be perfect for what I would like to have made.

I do realize that I would need 9 others to join me in this request.  We did manage to draw quite a few people's interest in the NOE Ranch Dog group buy discussion forum earlier in the year for the .32 115gr tumble lube RF design, although evidently not enough to get something off the ground.

If I had the money, I would be tempted to buy 10 molds myself to get this running.  I am certain I could sell the other 9 molds over time.  The Saeco mold design that I had inserted in the opening post sells for $115 for a 2 cavity mold.  And the used Lyman .32 caliber round nose molds go for quite a bit of money on the auction site.  It seems ridiculous to spend that much, when for a comparable amount of money you could get an NOE first class, brand new, multi cavity aluminum mold instead.  That is the thought process that encouraged me to make this post.

I know there are a lot of .32 caliber revolver fans out there.  Most people want a heavier bullet, or a hunting type design for their 327 mags.  I already have molds that fit that bill.  I would just like a classic round nosed bullet for casual and informal shooting at steel plates and paper targets.  I had Accurate Molds make me two different .32 molds based loosely on Lyman designs.  I love the molds, but Tom can't make a true round nose.  And looking at the beautiful 358311 round nose that Al produced, just makes me want an NOE .32 version even more.

I am hoping that there may be others who would like something similar too.  Thanks again for making the drawing.  The drawing will definitely improve the odds of people becoming interested in this mold.

I have been watching for a .32 Lyman round nose bullet mold for years on that auction site.  They seem to go for quite a tidy sum of money.

And I have considered springing for a Saeco #321 95 grain round nose mold.

But I would rather give my money to Al, and get a brand new aluminum 4 cavity mold in return.

I have a bunch of .32 molds, but not a single round nose.  I need to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Just checking to see whether there are others out there that might need to fill that void as well. 

It sure would be nice to load some 32 S&W Longs or 32 H&R mags with some old fashion round nose bullets.

Group Buy Discussions / Re: 38 Snubbie Heavyweight WFN-HP
« on: August 22, 2020, 09:18:52 AM »
Here is a link to an article published in 2014 by on heavy weight bullets in 38 special that might be of interest.

This design is very interesting, I might have to join in.

Group Buy Discussions / Re: 460-210-RF (HB) Rapine
« on: August 17, 2019, 07:07:47 AM »
I have been looking on the online auction sites for this mold for a while now.  Today I searched the archives here and noted that there was interest in this Rapine mold at one time.

I thought I would float this old topic up to the top to see if three years later there might be others who would be interested in this mold.  I would like a .460 HB version to shoot in my trapdoor and my sharps as a gallery load.

(RD) Group Buy Discussions / Re: Ranch Dog TLC313-115rf
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:42:31 PM »
Let's do it!

(RD) Group Buy Discussions / Re: Ranch Dog TLC313-115rf
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:42:23 AM »
 I would like to see this one get off the ground as well.  Count me in.  As long as I can size down to .314, I'm good with the final design size.

Please put me down for a .312 5 cavity aluminum mold.

Thanks for the response.

I would prefer a crimp groove design, but with the exception of the .32 caliber wadcutter designs, getting interest levels up on relatively light .32 bullets seems to be difficult.  I was hoping maybe if this design was flexible enough to appeal to both rifle and revolver enthusiast, maybe we could get this one off the ground.

.312 would work for me.

This would be my first HTC mold (well my second, my 44 caliber one should arrive today if you believe the USPS tracking system). 

What would the pro's and con's of having a crimp groove be?  I ask, because I really want to add a Henry 327 lever action rifle to my gun safe this year and a crimp groove would seem to be a sensible thing to have in a lever action bullet.

I was looking at the RCBS 32-90-CM the other day thinking that if it was missing the crimp groove, it might make a nice HTC bullet?

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