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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:08 pm 
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I originally wanted a bullet mold which I could use to cast a heavy 300blk bullet which was easy to cast, coat, load, and shoot for plinking in my 300 blk AR15 at subsonic speeds. I tried a few of the already available molds but had feeding issues, undersized issues, boat tail issues, or issues where the bore-riding section of the nose would get too thick and cause the bullet to have to be seated deeply in order to chamber. I drew this design up specifically for the people who want to cast, powder coat, and then shoot subsonics in the 300 blk, and do so inexpensively. Some people requested a tumble lube groove design also, so I worked with Al at NOE to finalize both designs. I asked Al if we could bypass the usual NOE group buy process and he agreed (as he has recently put together a 300blk ar15 and seemed very interested in this bullet design).

I picked up a couple of the lube groove versions (PB and GC) yesterday since they came off the machines first. I hurriedly cleaned them out and heat cycled them in time to do a little casting before the day was over. I should be picking up the Grooveless designs tonight and hope to cast soon with them also. I will try to have a working subsonic load ready soon and some video to post on the channel. If any of you guys are interested, they are on sale now or should go on sale in the next day or two, plus a combined discount with coupon code flt001 should be stackable for a significant discount over regularly priced molds. Links to the 2 mold styles:
Grooveless:
http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=30_584
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Tumblelube Grooves:
http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=30_583
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First Casts:
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Ok those look nice, and with the 1k member discount...... hmmm....

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:05 pm 
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I ordered mine today. It will be here Friday for some weekend casting.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:53 am 
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I picked up my grooveless versions and have scrubbed them out and heat cycled them once... Been super busy, but hope to have time to do some casting this weekend and then work on loads.

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I don't cast, but I do shoot them occasionally. I would like to welcome FLT, a respected member of the the Reloaders Network to our forum. Have fun dude.

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Thanks rebel. I did some casting with the slick sided (grooveless mold) today--they turned out nice. I still need to coat them, but I did do a little load testing and have a little info to share on the tumble lube groove bullets.

Grooved bullets:
Post powder coating weight - 225 gr
OAL - 2.100
Primers - CCI SRM
Powder - 11 gr 1680
MV - 1035 fps (AAC 10" barrel if I remember right)

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Full.Lead.Taco wrote:
Thanks rebel. I did some casting with the slick sided (grooveless mold) today--they turned out nice. I still need to coat them, but I did do a little load testing and have a little info to share on the tumble lube groove bullets.

Grooved bullets:
Post powder coating weight - 225 gr
OAL - 2.100
Primers - CCI SRM
Powder - 11 gr 1680
MV - 1035 fps (AAC 10" barrel if I remember right)


How is the accuracy and consistency on target?

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gds, only been able to do some chronographing and function testing so far. It snowed almost all weekend and I didn't get a chance to get out and test them on paper.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 pm 
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some additional pix:

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(the second bullet in the mag was my first dummy round, you can see the scraping of the pc as I was adjusting the oal after I had done a slight crimp. The rest that I did lacked that scraping of the pc)

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