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What the heck do I have?

Post by 40-65rl » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:13 pm

Several months ago I saw BACO mould listed on e-bay but it was not the single mould I was used to seeing. This one was for a Master Caster and was two bullet mould. It was engraved BACO, JM 459540M4 with a hand engraver. The engraving looked very similar to what I have seen on the BACO mould blocks. It surprised me because I had asked BACO if they would cut one of their bullet designs into a double bullet Master Caster blank block and was told no about a year ago. The price was right so I bought it, figured if it didn't work out I had spare parts for other Master Caster moulds. Anyway, I cast a few bullets with the mould, they look pretty good, and here's what the bullet came out as:
OAL: 1.450
Base: .460
1st band: .450, narrow, top of band is .720 from base
2nd band: .450, narrow
3ed band: .450, narrow
4th band: .459
5th band: .459
Weight: 530 using 20-1

I cannot find this bullet listed on the BACO site. Wonder if I got a counterfeit or a custom bullet cut for a customer.
Anyone seen anything like this? Figure I'll shoot if and see how it goes. With the three reduced bands should set it out for lots of extra powder!
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by beltfed » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 pm

Dick,
Baco does drop molds from the listings in their catalogs.
I suppose if low volume sales and/or in order to fill in with new designs.
I saw 6 designs of DDEPP( two diameter bullets) no longer in the PP bullet listings.
And one "new" one now listed.

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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by 40-65rl » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 am

Guess it doesn't matter what it is or why it is what it is as long as the bullet shoots. Will find out when I can get to the high power range. Still have six foot drifts from the two storms at Thanksgiving.
Merry Christmas to all.
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by desert deuce » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:55 pm

Guess it doesn't matter what it is or why it is what it is as long as the bullet shoots
Yep, another case of the target will answer your questions.
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by Don McDowell » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:19 pm

That bullet is listed in catalog #35 on page 74 in the first line of moulds at the top of the page.
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by 40-65rl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:07 pm

Don,
I don't have that catalog. Do I have the specifications correct as listed in the catalog.
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Post by Don McDowell » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:31 pm

Yup pretty close.
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by 40-65rl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:34 pm

Thanks Don. I'll put it on paper when I can get to the pits without a front end loader!
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by Don McDowell » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:39 pm

I hear ya. I have some loads I want to test, but the wash going thru the range is still so full of snow, now ice, I don't think I can even get across it to hang a target on the 200 meter line.
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Re: What the heck do I have?

Post by TexasMac » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:47 pm

Don McDowell wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:19 pm
That bullet is listed in catalog #35 on page 74 in the first line of moulds at the top of the page.
Don,

Check your #35 catalog again. I believe you were looking at the JIM459525M4, not the one Dick was asking about (JIM459540M4) which is not listed in the catalog nor on the website in either 1-cavity or 2-cavity as Dick noted.

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