CS Richmond Bullet Mold

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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by varsity07840 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:20 pm

I would also try to put a wide meplat on the bullet nose if you're going deer hunt with it.

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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by geezmo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 pm

Here's a link to a video by Mark Hubbs of Eras Gone bullet molds. A history of and directions for making your own Richmond style cartridges for use with your Richmond style bullet mold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ggj_uPEXiU&t=9s

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Post by VenisonRX » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:28 pm

Managed to cast some bullets with the mold, finally. 2 things happened. Was very impressed by the bullets that it dropped and very impressed with the customer service down there in Alabama. One of the tines that comes out of the mold handle had warped somehow and had one side of the mild pointed up slightly. It wouldn’t close all the way. I sent a message to Mark with a couple pictures of the problem to ask if I would void any kind of warranty trying to bend it back and he offered to send me a new one. Great guy and cares about history and what he does.

I used the video to make the Richmond style cartridges and they turned out ok. I tried normal copy paper and coffee filters. Not very impressed with copy paper. Was difficult to work with and I don’t see it cutting very easily by the block. Here’s a picture of one made from a coffee filter. Gonna try to shoot it this weekend. Will post results.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:35 pm

Nice can’t wait to see how it works
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:06 pm

Not just good... good enough. Managed about a 4in group with my first try. 65gr of Goex FFg. The paper type didn’t seem to matter too much but I did find pieces of copier paper about 55 yards down range so I’ll probably stick with coffee filters or try brown packing paper. Pictured below is a 5 shot group plus one off hand. Was dead center off hand, everything else was hanging out left. All high but it was a 50yd target so for now I’ll call it acceptable until I tighten things up as I do my load work ups. Love the Eras Gone a Richmond bullet though. My last shot of the day went low and obliterated a concrete block.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:28 pm

Try 38 to 42 of 2ffg that what mine likes w all the different bullets I’ve used. I had a nei copy of that bullet. I kind of remember it likening the 42.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:06 pm

Now is that 38 to 42 by volume or weight? I was going by weight with my 65. Not sure how folks typically measure for these.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 pm

Weight
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 pm

Weight
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:50 pm

I’ll definitely give it a try. Do you use any kindof filler or wads?
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:59 am

I use Charlie’s tubes I put a newspaper wad to hold powder against the back. Airspace is not a problem.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by VenisonRX » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:07 pm

Ended up with 55 grains of FFg as my best load. Was hitting 2.25 inch groups with it. Still like using the coffee filters best for my cartridges. Nitrided a bunch of them using some stump remover and water. Attached is he best group and a decent shot of my neighbor’s boy getting a shot.
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Re: CS Richmond Bullet Mold

Post by snapcap14 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:12 pm

very nice
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