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Post by Beladran on Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:54 pm

i got my first hensley and gibbs bullet mold today! im pumped up about it i just hope the wife dont find out how much it cost me! lol
38spl swc #73 six banger... was the most accurate shooting swc mold of its time

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Post by shoeshooter on Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:56 pm

Can't go wrong when you get the best. That's sweet.

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Post by Beladran on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:07 pm

yea i cant wait to sling some lead. that thing just screams quality and heavy duty in my book

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Post by SubGunFan on Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:38 am

That H&G mold appears to be in very good shape. Good find.....

Hope you have a mold guide on your pot. That puppy is going to get HEAVY......

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Re: hensley and gibbs

Post by Beladran on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:30 am

lol yea the sprue plate weighs as much as my lil two banger molds

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Post by Doug Bowser on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:13 pm

I have 3 of them and they are the best moulds ever made.



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Re: hensley and gibbs

Post by Beladran on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:19 am

what cal are they doug?

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Re: hensley and gibbs

Post by Beladran on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:02 pm

ok its show and tell time!


this pile was done in about an hour. they are averaging in weight at 147gr and size at .359.. o and believe it or not but i actually had to start using that lead hammer i made lol and sometimes it would take two or three wacks.

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Post by SubGunFan on Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:39 pm

Nice and shiney.......... Those look GOOD ! ! !

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Post by Xd357 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:36 pm

Nice!

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Post by Doug Bowser on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:46 pm

Beladran wrote:what cal are they doug?

.358 158 gr rn 1 cavity
2- 4 cavity .45 200 gr swc no 130

I use both .45 at one time. It stops the mould from getting too hat and empties a 20 pound pot in just a few minutes.

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Post by Beladran on Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:39 am

i frosted a few sets on accident.. forgot to turn pot off of high. I like how the sprue is designed with the valley in it. with my lyman's you gotta put the cavity hole right under the dispensing hole on your pot. Pour, stop, move to next hole... with this mold once it gets good and warm put it on the center hole and fill the whole thing up and it works like a ice tray filling each cavity..

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Post by SubGunFan on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:09 am

I think you are doing it wrong................

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Post by Beladran on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:39 am

lol probably but it works

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Post by Doug Bowser on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:21 pm

The cavity fills more efficiently, if you pour the lead into the center of the hole above each cavity and move the mould backward . I start and stop the lead flow over each hole in the sprue cutter. Also, use 2 moulds and you will never get frosted bullets.

I have been moulding bullets since about 1956-57.

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Post by SubGunFan on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:35 pm

I start at the back hole (farthest from you) and with one continous pour steady push the mold forward. This only works well if you have a mold guide on the pot. The mold guide takes the weight of the mold off of you and holds the mold at a constant distance from the spout.

Flow rate is important with this method. As the pot gets lower I adjust the flow rate screw.

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Re: hensley and gibbs

Post by Beladran on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:20 pm



loaded up... sleak looking round

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Re: hensley and gibbs

Post by captain-03 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:26 pm

I got my 200 all sized and lubed ... only have about 50 empty pieces of brass at the moment ... got 1200 loaded on the bench ... need to go burn a couple 100 so I can load them there new boolits!

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Post by captain-03 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:28 pm

SubGunFan wrote:I start at the back hole (farthest from you) and with one continous pour steady push the mold forward. .

Exactly how I TRY to do it!! Seems to work best this way ...

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Re: hensley and gibbs

Post by SubGunFan on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:51 pm

Loaded 38spl round............ S W E E T ! ! !

Big J. you are killing me......... I have almost 500 of your nice H&G 38cal bullets ready to load, but the 550 is setup for 40 S&W and I still have about 700 40cal bullets to size/lube and load. I need to find the TIME............ Sad

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